About a month ago I had the most amazing of days.
One filled to the brim with memories and true friendship. Bittersweet as many memories can be, and yet wonderful.
I went for a visit to my friend Lulu's house. She had recently moved, and it was my first visit to her new home.
It took my breath away! Mid-century perfection!!! I felt like I was in a museum; each piece of furniture, each lamp, each perfectly metal-capped turned leg... WOW!!!!
Can we say "Vintage Pyrex"?? Like I've never seen before!
|Good Housekeeping, June 1958|
Photo credit: alsis35 (now at ipernity) / Foter / CC BY-NC
It started out as a simple stop-by to see her place and borrow a vintage hat from her insanely extensive collection. It ended with me longing for my grandma, and full of gratitude for a friend who understands how much the past can reach out and change us.
After a tour of the gorgeous place she calls HOME, Lulu, generous in all things, gave me a perfect pink spaghetti poodle planter, and a head vase wall pocket; both of which fit perfectly in my pink poodle bathroom.
Then we headed into her bedroom where she pulled out dress after dress of the most exquisite vintage I have ever seen! And I got to touch it!! And try it on!!! With matching hats and gloves to boot!!!
I almost wept over her handbags!!
|A perfect petal hat!|
Her divine collection ranges from the late 30's on through the 60's. There were dresses that I swear I remember my grandma wearing when I was little. The EXACT dress!
|I need to schedule a tea date for this dress and gloves!|
My grandma is pretty much THE reason I adore vintage; her obsessive hoarding (a depression child who kept everything), her pristine kitchen/dining items (many still in their box), her time-capsule home... all of these affected me deeply growing up.
My grandma was all about the ease of a house dress!
Seeing and touching and SMELLING Lulu's treasures, brought my grandma back to me so vividly. I remembered things I haven't thought of in years. I literally came home with tears of gratitude; for Lulu's amazing generosity, and for the memories she gave back to me.
It was truly a day like no other.
*Thank you my friend!*