Thursday, June 4, 2009

OH MY GOSH!! HEADING DOWN MEMORY LANE!!





































Hi ladies...







just a short post...for a change...(well re reading it...it is NOT SOO short after all)..


anyway whilst doing my usual clean up...ebay listing etc..


FOUND these gems tucked away in a box in my store room..(still dont know what has happened with ALL the AVON perfume i had stored....i think it must have been thrown out...)..

anyway...this is just a LITTLE glimpse of what my wonderful NANNA used to buy for me...(she died at age 86...when I was JUST pregnant with Christian...so must be about 21 yrs ago...)....she would have been 106/7 yrs old THIS YEAR!!

I will never forget the day she passed away...as i rang her to see if she would like me to cook some scones for her...and my dad answered...

I said what are you doing there ... where is nan..?? & he said OH she is not here at the minute...she has gone away/...
I knew immediately something was SUS...dad was just trying to protect me ... as i was newly pregnant...BUT nanna had passed away...at 86 yo...

I was devastated...she was the funniest lady...full of life...criticising everyone...LOVED THE TV SHOW.... PERFECT MATCH!!). WHeRE they joined up couples....she would laugh at this show ... it was the funniest thing..my nan at her age..laughing at the young couples trying to find a mate....she thought it was hilarious!!

PLUS she would ring me to say..."YOUR RABBIT IS READY""....I will not even endeavour to cook a rabbit...my mum hates it...BUT I LOVED IT...i introduced my hubby to this dish..and HE LOVED IT AS WELL...

I can still remember with clarity...NANNA ringing me & saying..."YOUR RABBITS READY"!
ITS funny...I always thought nans decor stuff was just SOOO daggey.!! BUT it is all now TOTALLY SHABBY CHIC...vintage...gorgeous stuff..

OH... and the horrible paintings which i hated...ARE ALL NOW IT!! and the glass ware...& the napery..etc etc...plus her HUGE LOT of faux jewellery...& carnival glass...!!!

anyway...this is just a little snippet of the lovely goodies NANNA bought for me when i was a LOT younger...

I still keep them...cherish them..

I still think of you every day nanna....xx andrea
ps.....
and the scarey thought is that MY MUM...nannas daughter...is NOW 86..nearly 87 yrs old!!...and dad is nearly 86!! soo they are at the age when nanna passed away....I dont want to think about that..
soo time flies...enjoy every minute of your parents/grandparents...
xx andrea

7 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

What lovely memories of your Nanna, Andrea. Life is precious and never long enough, so we should never take it for granted.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

our shabby cottage said...

Great memories Andrea. My Grandma is 88 this December and I dread the day she dies. I know it happens to us all at some stage but its' bloomin awful. Loved the photos of the gifts she gave you along the way. Kathryn. XX

Sarah said...

Hi Andrea,
What fabulous memories of your nanna. Giggling about the 'Perfect Match' show though.
~S~

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Sweet memory post ... TY for sharing.

The only guarantee in life, is today.
TTFN ~ MArydon

Pug1 said...

great memories!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Andrea it is great you still hold onto those memories.
With My precious Granny and Pa both quite unwell and Pa suffering terribly at present with full renal failure.
I too know that day is commming and Cannot begin to imagine how I will remind myself to brethe and Move on without these beautiful couple in my world.

Ironically I have the Swan pattern the very same in a Heart shape trinket box!
And the basket of flowers,It is actually bone china But from Avon!

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey my sweet Andrea how funny is it that fads just keep coming back I remember a lot of your cherised items from when I was younger & yet looking at them they just fit in some well with todays *fads*. My beloved Nana was 85 when she died, I was only 16 & still miss her every day, we were very close & I can still remember the day she passed over! So Sweet I think its time these beauties came out of their box & were put on display what do yah think???
Hey I am having my 100th (bit more) post giveaway so pop over & leave a comment & your in the draw Sweet...
Hope you enjoy the long weekend

Lyn xxx