my most treasured vintage pennant of all
It belonged to the real Lucy Violet, my husband's Nan. I'd forgotten all about it and finding it tucked away on the very top shelf was such a lovely surprise. My husband and I found it when we were packing away Lucy's house when she died at very nearly one hundred years old! It is in wonderful condition and has obviously been looked after over the years...Lucy Violet must have treasured it as much as we do now.
Lucy at ten, with her big sister Ruby who is sixteen in this pic
Then I remembered this little tin we found at the same time
can you read the inscription?
How incredibly sweet are those words? Lovey and Boy. Oh my. Boy was Lucy's husband, she also called him Tommy. Here they are before they were married
on the back of this photo Lucy has written
Lucy and Tom, the youngest of the Four Musketeers (as we four call ourselves)
More sweetness...unfortunately I know nothing about the Four Musketeers, I wish I did...
This is what Lucy kept inside her little tin from Boy
I wonder if the tiny shell is from the beach in St Kilda?
( the newspaper article is about the marriage of my husband's parents)
Here she is on her wedding day
look at that bouquet...water lillies...beautiful
I still have Lucy's wedding dress, but in the tradition of mending and making do Lucy dyed it blue and made it into a suit. I need to wear sucking-in pants to wear it though, her waist was tiny!
(my wedding dress was very similar to Lucy's btw)
We have lots of other treasures too including Lucy's teen-age diaries and her love letters to and from Boy which are charming and lovely and quaintly innocent. I promise, there will be more about Lucy Violet to come...
Now for something colourful
my favourite shelf in my clean and tidy linen cupboard...
and I don't think I'm letting the cat out of the bag when I tell you that I think Kel is planning to host another wonderful vintage sheet swap soon...check out her blog here and send her some love and encouragement if you're interested in being part of it. You can see the lovely vintage sheet fqs I received here
As always, thanks for reading, take care and have a lovely, lovely weekend x
just one of the tea towels sent to me from lovely Scarlett