Wednesday, February 11, 2009
My darling Grandma
My Grandma was just gorgeous and she is such a style inspiration to me. Sadly, she died just a few years before I was born, so I never got to meet her. But, I feel as if I know her thanks to loverly stories and beautiful photos.
In this blog post I will posting a few pictures of her that are just amazingly cool!
Her high school graduation picture (1951). You can totally tell that she was 100% Finnish!
I just LOVE this outfit (photos taken in '54)! It's so adorable and completely fifties!
'52. According to my mother, my Grandma always had these amazingly cool swimsuits (she lived on a lake...that's where my mother grew up), but she never went in the water. She would just sit and sunbathe for hours!
Mid-fifties. My Grandma is the one on the right. Her face looks rather distorted in this...it's only because of my extremely annoying and idiotic scanner!
This one I love. I just adore that outfit! My guess is this is about '59.
Her wedding to my Grandpa in '54. That belted dress just screams fifties!
A formal in '53. I wish I could enlarge this without hurting the quality! Some of the dresses are just gorgeous. And I swear one of the girls is Bette Davis!
Probably my favorite outfit of this bunch! An adorable dress. '61.
My grandma was probably the only person ever who went skiing often just to go sit in the lodge (in her incredibly cool ski outfits) while the rest of her family went skiing! Hahaha!
Camping trip in '59. Wish I could enlarge this one too. It's just loverly!
Costume party in '53. (My Grandma is the second from the left.) Methinks, this has something to do with France.
My Grandma in '74. I included this shot because those sunglasses are like the most amazing ever. They deserve to be on my Sunglasses list!
This is lovely.
Those were just a few shots of my Grandma. So beautiful and stylish and sweet! I wish I could have met her.