July 21, 2012

{1952}

I'm just popping in to share another layout I made with the July add-on kit from the Paper Bakery. One more for the Jenkins side of the family history album.
It's been fun going through all the old photos and hearing the stories that go along with them. As I started working on this layout I saw something in the photo I had never noticed before. On the side of the house is a hand painted sign that says "sewing and ironing". Of course that led to a phone call to my Dad in-law to get the story behind it. I knew that my hubby's grandma was an excellent seamstress, but never knew she had her own little business doing ironing, alterations and custom design work back then. I love that it's one more story to hand down to the next generation.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!
xo Mary Ann

7 comments:

Lynn Murphy said...

awesome page and I love old photos as well and the stories are just amazing. So glad you were able to get the story.

Jennifer Grace said...

Great story and a lovely page - I like the numbers on top of the frame! x

Linda Beeson said...

OK, I just have to pull out some of my older photos, you have so inspired me, this is wonderful!

Madeline said...

Beautiful page! So cool that you were able to get a little more of the story because of the clues in the photo!

scrappymo! said...

Great layout! I love the little story that goes with it!

Julia said...

Fabulous layout today!! I love the colors you chose to go with the balck and white photo!!!

Izzy Anderson said...

This is gorgeous. Love your design and how wonderful to discover a new family story in the process. Just lovely, Mary Ann.