Saturday, August 23, 2008

Instant Ancestor Saturday



Good Morning! Well, we're home at last from our trip, and a day of cleaning, birthday parties, and fantasy football drafts awaits. Guess which of those I get to do? :) haha! Wish I could sit and be a dreamer today....

Meet Violet for today's Instant Ancestor Saturday! She comes from a well-to-do family and tolerates lessons on being a "proper" lady from her mother. Violet would much rather be daydreaming out the window and sketching with her drawing pencils! She has such a dreamy look about her, doesn't she?!

Here's hoping everyone has a "dreamy" Saturday, too! :) Leave me a little comment and let me know you stopped by for a visit--I just love to hear from you!!

Blessings,

Stacey

5 comments:

M.L. said...

Too funny...I, too, collect instant ancestors. How could their actual family members let these priceless photos end up in an antique store? Well, people like us to the rescue! : )

I,too, participated in The Nester's mistreatment party. Feel free to take a look. You'll have to scroll down a bit to see. Great fun!

M.L. @ http://thehouseofwhimsy.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

I love it when you post these "ancestors"! So funny! How do you display these in your house? I've been wanting to buy some but I don't know what to do with them.

Tracy said...

I too love old photographs, people have asked why I want old pictures of people I don't even know, well......as you say, I think of them as instant ancestors. I feel I'm doing a good deed giving these people a family to stay with, haha... it has always amazed me how family members let these old pictures go, I just can't imagine!
I purchased a big box of very old photos one year, I used very thin ribbon and sorta wrapped it around each photo like a present, I used those old pictures for decorations for my christmas tree, it was just the cutest thing ever.

Tracy

Tracy said...

Hi Stacy,
I don't mind at all if you mention the ancestor Christmas tree idea. Luckily I keep those photos stored inside so I just got them out and took some pictures to show people and gave a couple more ideas, you'll have to check out the post.

Hope you have a great Sunday,
Tracy

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I do love the dreamy look on her face. It is so fun to take a minute to remember that these people were just as real as we are, even though they look so different and almost mythical somehow. I love it! But that might be the history teacher in me!
-Carrie