Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Windows, Gates, Doors and Portals


When I thought about this week's theme, an image of my grandmother (circa 1970 or so) came to mind.  This photo is so sentimental to my whole family because it captures the scene we saw so often in our younger years.  Traveling to Grandma's farm for a visit every few years, we knew when we pulled up, we would see her, standing behind the screen door of her Nebraska farmhouse, ready to welcome us inside to feast on homemade bread, fresh eggs, milk from her cows, and sausage from the smokehouse.  There she would stand, too, when we drove away at the end of our visit, a warm smile always on her face.  And so, this tag is an 'Ode to Grandma's Screen Door'.
I wanted to keep my tag fairly simple and homespun, to reflect my Grandma's style, using gingham ribbon and a few daisies.  It's a lovely memory for me, now some 40 years after this photo was taken.

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful! A portal in time. It is so amazing to glance back into the past!
    Sue x

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  2. You've captured a memory beautifully Maggie. I can almost smell all that lovely home cooking.

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  3. Love it! She had a nice smile! Reminds me of my grandmother who always stood on the back porch waving and waving good-bye to us kids until we were out of sight.

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  4. What a sweet memory! Beautiful tag and tribute to your lovely grandma...Christine

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  5. Beautiful tag and a great tribute to your Grandma. Valerie

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  6. Such a pretty tag with sweet memories. I love those daisies :0)

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  7. Great idea, I love how art invokes memories!

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  8. How lovely to have made such a personal tag. Terrific idea

    Chrissie x

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  9. I love your tag Maggie. There are little pricks of tears as I write this because this is exactly the same memory I have of my Grandparents home.

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  10. What a wonderful memory! The tag is absolutely evocative of your welcoming grandmother.

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  11. this makes me smile and smile. it is so happy and sweet! i love it. xo

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  12. What a wonderful welcome she gave you, always waiting for you. This must bring back such lovely memories, thank you for sharing Dxx

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  13. Great memory tag, love it x

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  14. Lovely nostalgic feel to your tag. What a wonderful memory.

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  15. This could have been my grandma--same dress, look, hair... Where did she live? Mine lived in Indiana and Kentucky. Such a pretty tag to remember a special lady.

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  16. REally lovely tag with a really lovely story behind it - those fabric flowers are the perfect finishing touch :o)

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  17. Wonderful special Tag...A true keepsake... Hugs May x x x

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