Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Memories



'Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.'  -  Jean de Boufflers
'We do not remember days, we remember moments.'  -  Cesare Pavese
'To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.'  -  Thomas Campbell

This was my Grandma's perfume bottle and handkerchief.  My sister found the pair and thought I would like to take pictures of them.  She was right.


Twenty years later, memories of Grandma still put a smile on my face.  Each time I drink pop from a glass and the fizz hits my nose I think of her, because pop was a special treat only at Grandma's house.  Playing croquet is another time I think of Grandma, I learned to play in her backyard.  We made oranges with cloves stuck in them one Christmas, and now they always remind me of grandma too.  I hope someday, in the very distant future, I have a grandchild to make memories with...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  I enjoyed my Christmas with family, the break always goes so fast.  We did not have a white Christmas, but this morning I woke up to about 4 inches of snow on the ground.  School is cancelled and my daughter gets to sleep in, so much for getting back in the routine of things.  I will have to venture out with my camera later to capture what winter has created for us.

Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.  My images were processed in Lightroom using Kim's preset prairie and in PS Elements using her textures waterfront7_magic and gift.  

Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a great week!!
Michelle

 Kim Klassen dot com

18 comments:

  1. So special and loving. My grandmother was very special to me as well.

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  2. What exquisite photos and sentiments, Michelle. A really touching post. I feel exactly the same about my grandmas. All the best, Bonny

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  3. I can tell you are going to make one very special grandma, Michelle! This is so lovely, and the bottle and handkerchief are the perfect pair for a photo. I can see all of these printed and in an album, maybe with a special pocket for the handkerchief. I have some of my grandma's and put them in a scrapbook page with pockets, so I can still take it out and hold and feel it. So special and lovely!

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  4. So so pretty what a priceless piece. I don't remember either Grandmother they died before I was born but I would treasure memories.

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  5. Gosh...love that perfume bottle such beautiful detail. We had 6 inches when I got up this morning. I was surprised that schools were not canceled. I am hoping to get out this afternoon as well. We shall see.

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  6. It is so nice to have those special memories of your grandmother and I love the last quote. Your images today have an antique feel to them.

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  7. Beautiful photos with such wonderful, priceless memories! Thanks for sharing. The quotes are among my favorites.

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  8. Wonderful memories, Michelle !
    Gorgeous photos, I so love the one from above ... the subtle details of the perfume bottle
    and handkerchief against the rich color of the roses ... such beauties !
    Have a nice week,
    Sylvia

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  9. So pretty - that perfume bottle is gorgeous and so is the handkerchief. Lovely and touching post too.

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  10. Michelle, that is one of the prettiest perfume bottles I've seen, I love it! You know, I collect perfume bottles as well. Don't have too many, but the ones I have are unique. I smiled when you mentioned the oranges with the cloves stuck in them because my sister used to have this in her kitchen and it always smelled so nice. The bottom right picture in the collage is gorgeous. Your grandma's memories will pleasantly be with you forever.

    Wishing you peace and lots of love in the new year.

    ~Sheri

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  11. So pretty! Grandma would be proud. :)

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  12. Goodness those beauty just pot, love the contrast against the dark background, Beautiful Michelle, and love hearing about your grandma's memories. Happy New Year

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  13. wow, these are beautiful and that glass jar with the scrolling is to die for. School finally started back today for us, but I still get the college girl for a little while longer! :)

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  14. How lucky you are to have such wonderful memories. That perfume bottle is amazing!!! I love how the roses add so much color. So lovely!

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  15. I have wonderful memories of my grandma and her house too. Beautiful captures!

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  16. Beautiful perfume bottle. I never knew my grandparents. My maternal grandparents lived in Finland and my paternal grandmother died when I was 4 and do not remember her.

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  17. Hi Michelle, your images and the colors are gorgeous... Your sister knows you so well, so thoughtful of her to give your these pretty items, knowing you would create beauty with them! Memories of loved ones are precious ... Worth to celebrate.

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  18. Such a beautiful perfume bottle, and it goes so well with the pretty handkerchief. It is lovely to have such nice memories of one's grandma. I do have them, too.

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