Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Family {Christmas} Tree

Hello everyone!
Sorry that we haven't been blogging of late.
We've been with relatives from out of town 
for several days.
Recently our Grandmother Betty passed away.
She was quite the lady, and we will miss her terribly.
But, we have such treasured memories of her
that will stay with us all of our lives!

Grandma Norma & Grandma Betty were our
inspiration  for our vintage ladies that we use in our
ads and  our business cards and website.

We call the girl on the left Norma, and the girl on the right is Betty.
We often wonder what they would have thought
about being
"The Summer Kitchen Girls"
(and about all of those pictures we use for
Wednesday Words for everyone in the world to see!!!)

Anyway, inspired by family, love of pictures
(and grandmothers!)
we decided to create a Family Tree

We took vintage saucers
(you can find these people don't know what
to do with  saucers without the cups!!)

Then we photocopied our favorite pictures
and cut circles that would fit the center of the
saucer plate.
Then we put a glue dot on the center
(you could do something more permanent if you'd like to!)
Then we placed the picture on the glue dot,
centering the picture.
(do you recognize the real Summer Kitchen Girls?)
Add plate hangers and ribbons and
hang on the tree.
You'll have a living Family Christmas Tree.
Full of memories of those you love!

"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."
~ The Wonder Years


nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a wonderful idea ladies. Great post as always.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your families. I too may be absent for a while as Evette (daughter) and my grandchildren arrive from the States the day after Christmas Day, and will be here for seven weeks.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, girls... first of all, I've been MIA for a variety of reasons, too, and I am so sorry to hear about your dear grandmother. Please know I am thinking of you and holding you close at heart.

I adore your plates with pictures. Believe it or not, my father did something like that years ago, but he had our pictures made to go on plates. Just one of his little "ideas." LOL! Great minds and all that. Love your cute ones!

I'm hoping that you have a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with all that's best. I have loved blogging with you.


Sheila :-)


Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. May she live on throughyour memories. I love the family tree idea using the plates with pictures!!


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