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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love Story



People were wiser younger in a former time. The reflection of that is found in vintage photos, and is part of the appeal for me.



Picture taking was once a special occasion, and most often, a happy one.



The early portraits are all so sober, but get into the Brownie camera era and it's all about fun. And who doesn't imagine stories to go along with the photo? This pair of shots were found together, and I'm keeping them that way and making them about LOVE. The oldest story ever told.



There were letters.



And romantic music.



"If music be the food of love, play on . . ."
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 1



Vintage things are so full of that music of romance. 
















Now I'm off to hear your stories.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

I'm linked to
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
and Cindy's Show and Tell at My Romantic Home
Sherry's The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday








38 comments:

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love the photographs, especially of the guy in the hat! your displays with the pics are wonderful- in the old mat?

Karen

vignette design said...

I love old photos too. Makes you wonder about what the lives were like of the subjects. A beautiful thought provoking post.

Blondie's Journal said...

The photos are full of nostalgia...they look like they are from the '50's. Love how you have made little vignettes with them!

XO,
Jane

Bella said...

Hi J,
Wonderful post, I always marvel at the raw beauty of women in old photos.
I am sorry you feel yucky! I have been missing you, thinking about anniveries I have been peaking at your beginning posts, very nice right from the start.. I'll have to keep peeking.
I have an amoire in my hall, like your Gentlemens cupboard, I never knew what it was... I always susspected the top space was for a hat though:-) Thanks for clueing me in:-)
Hope you feel better soon,
Bella

Sherry said...

What a wonderful vignette! Love the page from the album with the palm trees on it, very pretty album. The pictures do look like they go together, very fun post! I have seen old albums like that at shows and I love to peak inside. Thank you so much for joining me Jacqueline! I am honored.:)
Sherry

bikim said...

those old photos are gorgeous!
and yours' too!
Rosa

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I absolutely love the photos!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Robin said...

beautiful post. I really enjoyed it. Love the two old photographs. The lovely lady looks like she has a secret!

Jacqui said...

Lovely post, I am sure more fun was had in the 1950's and 1960's! We had the freedom, the music, but not the drugs and drink. Loved it! You photos and you displays are marvellous

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, what a beautiful way to share a love story. Beautiful vignettes. ~ Sarah

Pamela said...

Lovely romantic post!!!
I am having my first giveaway
come on over!
Pamela :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a lovely, romantic post and beautifully photographed and designed. Exquisite.

Sylvia said...

I love this Love Story , full of romance , nostalgia, beauty , hope ...Thank you for sharing these treasures !

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a very pretty post and the vignettes are done so well! Thank You for sharing them today........Julian

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You just have some of the prettiest things. Great photos as usual.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I always wonder about the story behind old photos when I find them also..Yours are great my friend...and that tea cup is to die 4 beautiful..Hope you have a great weekend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Olga said...

Beautiful love story and such a pretty vignette. There is something special about the people in those old photos.

Linda said...

What a sweet couple...love the vintage photos!

Bluggi buggi blogg said...

Old photos are so beautiful, theese two as well. They look romantick in a way.
Trude :)

Mary said...

You have such a flair for putting your collections together.... It's nice to think your photo couple is still together and have a story to tell :-)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful and romantic post!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Fixing My Thoughts said...

What a great love story as told through your pretty photos. And who knows? Your imaginings might be spot on! Bess

akaber9598 said...

I love your idea of lining the frame with lace! I have an itty bitty picture of my dad playing with me when I was a baby and it will work perfectly finished that way! Thanks for the inspiration.

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a cute couple they were! I have always loved old photos. LOVE the way you used the old album insert and lace. such a great romantic collage! Thank you, JQ for linking up for the party, you always make it special!
love ya bunches!
Debra

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Beautiful post!
I just realized I'm not a follower of yours!
You are on my daily list but some how I missed that!
I love your blog and now I am a follower!

Donnie said...

That was a sweet romantic post for Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday.

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous post! I really enjoyed it and am excited to follow you! Happy Pink Saturday!
Best Wishes,
Amanda

Light and Voices said...

Vintage photographs you posted...I love them. Happy Valentine's Day.
Joyce M

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love old photographs - they really do have such a great charm! The vignettes you created are beautiful- thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Natasha said...

What a lovely post; full of love, nostalgia and beautiful words and images. Love is definitely in the air this weekend!

Best Valentine's wishes,
Natasha.

bj said...

Isn't he precious in that tall hat!! I love how you have the two photos in that frame. Very pretty.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

What a wonderful and so romantic post, love the vintage photos and the old handwriting...


~ Gabriela ~

Kathy said...

Hello Jacqueline! Lovely post! I love old photos and the slower pace of earlier times - There is definitely something sweet there!
Hope you have a great weekend,
Kathy

BEAR's Mom said...

Lovely post
visiting via Pink Saturday
Happy Valentines Day =)
~victoria~

Tina Eudora said...

Loved this post Jacqueline! The pictures were so sweet and reminded me of all the old family photos I still have from my mother. Maybe for Valentine's I will get them out and browse through...
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Tina xo

saltbox treasures said...

So fun to take a step back in time with old letters, notes and photos. Thanks for sharing this one.
~ Julie

Lynn said...

Stunning romantic photography. Thank you! Blessings

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