fredag 30 januari 2009

Buttons, Alice and Italia

This week I have accidentally deleted a post. If you read it, I just wanted to explain to you why it's gone.


Today I went to a really special place - and forgot my camera. Took some photos with my cellphone but now I can't find the installation CD to transfer them...aaarrrgh.


Please be patient and bear with me here, I'll be back soon. Look at this meanwhile.It's a tea jar from the 20's - filled with buttons.


"This box with it's content of buttons was given to me by Granny on my 14th birthday, 22nd of July 1978. Her mother had it before her." I wrote the note while she watched and I'll never forget her loook and the kiss on my forehead. Her name was Alice. The fun and extraordinary is that her mother was named Italia, a name that never has been common anywhere else than Italy, as far as I know.

I want my time machine now, so I can ask my too many questions now. Where would you go if you had a time machine - to the future or backwards?

12 kommentarer:

LiLi M. sa...

Definitely backwards! Mmmm there are so many good memories that I might never catch up again with today! And of course I would take a lot of vintage goodies with me!

Blue Mountains Mary sa...

I would love to go backwards and have peeks at all the centuries and decades that fascinate me!

Maria sa...

Vilket fint minne av farmor! Jag har ärvt min farmors knappsamling, det är en skatt!

Eleanor sa...

I never saw that post, and now it's gone.....

But this post is fabulous, how sweet is your handwriting and the little border with flowers and dots. Alice and Italia - how intriguing. You have an "a" at the beginning of you name, and an "a" at the end of your name, one from Alice and the other from Italia!! Do you have any photos of you at the age of 14? Did your grandmother teach you to sew/knit?

So strange to see buttons because I just read a novella which had button-eyes described in it. It was frightening and creepy....not AT ALL like your buttons. You know, some people actually have a fear of buttons, there's a name for it I think. There is something magical about them, that's for sure.

P.S. You went to a special place...hmmm....very curious...

Maria sa...

Hej!
DU fattade rätt, man laddar ner en digital polaroidkamera och så fixar den så att bilden ser ut så...bara en rolig effekt som påminner om barndomsbilder. Vi hade en granne som hade en sådan kamera när jag var barn...

Tropicalia sa...

Hej, Du var för ett tag sedan inne på min blogg och undrade varifrån mönstret till mina tofflor kom ifrån. De är från Sandnes Garns (www.sandnesgarn.no) mönsterhäfte: http://www.sandnesgarn.no/Hefte.aspx?hefteId=500207&mElement=grupper

Alexis sa...

So lovely! My granny was Alice, too. Italia is a fantastic name. I have a daughter named India, but Italia is even more unusual and special!

E sa...

Vad häftigt med sådana saker med minnen kopplade till dem... Synd att det inte finns tidsmaskiner, men man kanske träffas i alla fall...?

teresa sa...

Jag hade iaf inte rest in i framtiden, jag är en notorisk bakåtsträvare o rädd för förändringar...
Ha det fint!!

Paige sa...

I would definitely go backwards. And I have to say that I love that little green fabric bowl in the first picture! Did you make it? Out of scrap fabrics? Inquiring minds wanna know...

Paige sa...

I would defniitely go backwards. And I just love that little fabric bowl in the first picture - did you make it?

Soffy sa...

Å jag hade definitivt rest bakåt! Till 1850 när vår stuga byggdes eller hundra år senare när alla gamla släktingar levde.