Friday, December 05, 2008

Photo Friday

In honor of the newly resurrected Photo Friday over at Creating Motherhood, here are some photos on the theme of old Holiday pics.

First, the obligatory gift opening shot. This is early January 1975, with my Granny. We usually did a secondary Christmas some time around New Year with my mother's parents, having done real Christmas on the correct day with my father's parents. I'm not quite sure why my brother looks like the butler here, or perhaps little lord Fauntleroy, depending on your viewpoint. Note the delightful fashions. Yes, that's a long nightie I'm wearing. I particularly like the clash between bro's pj's and robe. Stylin'. And, yes, we were posing. And quite convinced that whatever Granny got us would be worthy and boring, and really not worth having. That's why we hadn't just ripped all the wrapping paper off, and instead looked all restrained and polite.




















Next is me posing the next day, with my favorite toy of the moment, Sindy. See how I wanted to match Sindy's long party dress with my long party dress. God, I loved Sindy. She was the cheap, British version of Barbie. But she had dark hair. And, OMG, looked justlikeme! I'm pretty sure I got Sindy at "real Christmas" not "boring Granny Christmas" because Sindy is not something that Granny would probably have thought worthy. Actually, she probably got me the party dress...




















And wouldya just look at all those antiques waiting to be knocked over or broken. Visits to Granny's were always fraught occasions as my parents would try to stop us rampaging around and breaking things, Granny would almost faint with fright at the thought of damage to things, and we were usually kind of pissed off at being scolded so much. Luckily, Granny mellowed a lot in her later years!

4 comments:

bleu said...

You look adorable. and the pics look out of a magazine!!

calliope said...

these are so great! I can not stop laughing at your brother's pose. And in the photo of you with Sindy- oh my goodness are you a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! That blue case is probably worth $10,000 now :)

Anonymous said...

Vase, not case.