Friday, September 10, 2010


Told you my grandma was a fox! I love her bathing suit. Especially standing next to that awesome car. Wouldn't it be cool if my family still had that car?

My grandma Betty, my mom's mom, was an interior designer. She always had the coolest outfits throughout the 60s and 70s. I always love looking through our old photos of her. She also was an avid antique collector, along with my grandpa. My family lives in their old house now, they both passed away a little over 10 years ago. The house is filled with amazing things. Lots of Native American artifacts including baskets, ceramic, tools, a peace pipe, masks, all kinds of things. My friends and I always called our loft "the museum," because that's where all of that lives. I definitely think that I have been influenced by growing up around all of those amazing old things.

Maybe sometime I'll show you some of the more interesting pieces.

What cool things did your grandparents have in their home? Were they collectors?

Next week, as long as she's ok with it, a really great picture of my mom when she was younger. Then, we'll move on to my collected vintage photos filled with very interesting strangers!


Carlene said...

That is just fabulous! 1955 doesn't seem that long ago when you see a photo like this (although I'll bet there are trees on that block now).

If you have any photos of her in the 60s & 70s, can we see those, too?

When I look at this, it's hard to believe she's already gone.

Jen said...

My grandma's apartment had a great kitchen table with a drawer on the side with a crystal knob, that I used to think was a huge diamond. She also kept my mother's room as it had been, so there were interesting knick knacks there. My favorite thing, though, was canisters she had of old coins and of buttons. She let me play with them and I spent hours doing that.

Brittany at Home Ground said...

I know, this suburb looks very similar to the one that my fiance grew up in. And there are, indeed, trees on his block.

I'd love to find some from the 60s and 70s! I'll be happy to post them, too :)

Jesse said...

Gorgeous photo!

Brittany at Home Ground said...

Hi Jen! I love crystal doorknobs. The two doors in my house have nice crystal doorknobs. They're so nice. My favorite thing at my other grandparents' house was this coffee table they had. My sisters, cousins and I always used to climb through like a train.

Thanks Jesse! I've always loved this one in my collection :) Thanks for stopping by!