Good Morning Dear Readers,
I've been busy with my wall art project and have made significant progress. I wanted to re-purpose and reuse as much as I could for this project because I did not want it to be an expensive project, so I went in search around the house for things that could possibly fit the words/lettering theme. As I rummaged through the attic for usable frames (I have so many) I came across a project I had done for my husband shortly after his father died. I had found letters his dad had written to his mother (my husband's grandmother) from Europe where he was stationed during WWII. I had framed the letter and a picture of the young Donald in uniform. I thought this would be a perfect choice of picture to include in my current project. Here is the picture I had done.
The recipe idea spurred me to search through my own mother's recipe cards. I was rewarded with a great find, not only did I find several written in my mother's handwriting, but I also discovered one written in my grandmother's hand. I decided I would do a generational picture of 3 recipe cards one written by my gram, one by Mom, and one by me. Again I reused a photo frame from my girls. The result is seen below:
I was on a roll now, so I dug through some of the rememberances my husband had received when his grandmother died. She was the sweetest old lady I had ever met. She was 107 or maybe even older when she died. Nice longevity in his family. I found two letters that were written to her. I decided the envelopes themselves were more interesting than the letters. One had a post mark of 1907, this was before she was even married, but was I believe either when she was a teenager or early 20's. The letter was from a friend who recounted all the fun they had flirting with a group of boys. I guess no matter what the era, life follows certain patterns. Anyway, the postmark was intriguing. Guess how much stamps were in 1907? 2 cents! The second letter was postmarked 1947 and came from England. During the war, my father-in-law had been stationed in England and married a war bride. Her family became friends with Bob's grandmother and corresponded with her. I put both letters in their respective envelopes and framed them together.They will make nice conversation pieces as well as lovely art. See them below: