Sunday, January 30, 2011

Vintage photos...I have no shortage of them



This week at Take A Word it's all vintage! At least 90 percent of what I make is using something vintage, usually from my family. This week I had pulled out some old photos when cleaning up my craft room and found a spiral bound book of black and whites.  It would appear that my Great Grandma ( or someone...have to check with my mom) was pretty proud of a new TV set. The back of the picture says March 1956.
I transfered it onto fabric and made this needle case for my new love of embroidery.

Also, I had to include a couple others from the book; the dining room and their car parked out on its Pittsburgh, PA street.

24 comments:

indybev said...

That looks exactly like my very first car! I love your needle case, Katie. It makes me want to make one. I can never find the right needle at the right time! I think I'll put a pocket in it for a needle-threader, by the way!

Lori Saul said...

This is fantastic Katie- love your use of the photos to create a special look into the past!

Ozstuff said...

What a stunning and nostalgic collection of vintage photos and elements! Thanks so much for sharing them with your blog friends this week.

Joni James said...

I went to a show in Wallingford last weekend. There was an artist there that did collage paintings where she embedded her deceased mother's letters within the abstract landscapes. It was just amazing. She didn't know what else to do with the stacks of things she inherited with her handwriting on them, so she shreds them and uses them in her paintings.
That vintage photo on the bottom is cool, reminds me of my dad.

Judy said...

What a treasure you have created, Katie, beautiful needlecase!

johanna said...

wonderful - and b/w+red always comes out so cool!

Junibears said...

This is so wonderful! Love the photos, very clever. xx

WrightStuff said...

A wonderful step into your family history Katie - and something to treasure forever!

Pat said...

Waouuuuuu!!! It is wonderful !! J'adoreeeee!!
Pat

dosfishes said...

March of 1956 was a good year, I should know.....Tv was so new then and
it was a big deal to get a tv set. I think that's why everyone took pictures, because so few people had them and if you did, wow. Great fun on your projects using these old shots. xox Corrine

Lizbethem said...

I love your entry and your message, Katie. Also love the other pix. Thank for sharing them with us.

Jackie said...

A fabulous collection of photos and I love how you have incorporated them into your sewing book.

peggy gatto said...

I love using family photos. your book is so fun, love the color and the photos!!

Taluula said...

Using family photos in this way makes them into beautiful keepsakes and your creations leave me in awe. Bravo.

Eila A said...

Wonderful photos - they tell so much about how people used to live and what they used to think way back then. And your needle case is a fantastic and creative way to use an old picture!

NANCY LEFKO said...

What a great idea! And I share your love of vintage photos! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Faye said...

Wonderful old photo. It could have been your ggm's TV but I'm thinking maybe it was Granny's. I graduated from college that year and I think most people had TVs by then (b&w, of course).

Diana said...

What a fun way to display such fun memories!
Diana

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful take on this theme.

Pipiluciana said...

Very cool, love the red with the black and white photos, love the tv pic! Fantastic job!!

Hermine said...

Absolutely awesome!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous pics!

Fiona Whitehead said...

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Michele from Pipi La La said...

I love how you have done this! So innovative and very cool!