{Silent Sunday: My Grandmother’s Sewing Room}

When you walk into my grandmother’s sewing room, you are immediately taken to another time.  The walls are tastefully decorated with cherished relics from earlier days.  A toy of my father’s when he was just a little boy, pictures of my sister and I when we were children (see above), memorabilia from trips she and my grandfather took together… and a dress that she made herself, along with a picture of her wearing it while on a trip (I believe they were in Cuba).

This also acts as a bedroom and, as a boy, I would stay in there when I visited.  I was always struck by everything that was there and would spend hours looking over each item.

  • December 11, 2011 - 2:12 am

    Kenda - This is so cool. Those things are the things to cherish.ReplyCancel

  • December 11, 2011 - 8:26 am

    Jackie Gordon Singing Chef - Gorgeous Brian! I get my memories stirred up by getting a glimpse of your memories — Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • December 11, 2011 - 11:37 am

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - This is quite possibly one of my favorite posts in a while. It just puts a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • December 11, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    sippitysup - Evocative! GREGReplyCancel

  • December 11, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    Lisa [With Style and Grace] - wow this is so special, b! i use to sew as a kid [like age 10] and I hope one day i can have a special room like this filled with lots of memories.ReplyCancel

  • December 11, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    MikeVFMK - You often hear how the walls of a room must house a thousand stories. They were talking about this room. It’s a beautiful little spot tucked away for your grandmother to sew and look back on the past. Really great stuff. Love this spot.ReplyCancel

  • December 11, 2011 - 11:40 pm

    chinmayie @ love food eat - Such a special post! Beautiful photos and memories :)ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2011 - 12:54 am

    naomi - Have I told you that I absolutely LOVE this series. Your photographic story telling is absolutely awesome. I love how much life you show in just a few frames. Your grandmother’s sewing room is brimming wtih life, love and happiness.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2011 - 6:12 pm

    Elizabeth - What a fantastic room. I love the dress on the mannequin.ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    Joan Nova - Lovely glimpse of nostalgia.ReplyCancel

  • December 14, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    Rosie @ Sweetapolita - Gosh, I love this post, Brian. I am a wee bit fascinated with nostalgia, and your photos gave me chills. I particularly love the photo of your grandparents in Cuba, but they are all gorgeous. Thanks for sharing–it was such a neat spin on Silent Sunday! xoReplyCancel

  • December 21, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Andrew Frishman - Mmnnn. . . I LOVES me some sewing!

    Son los hilos de nuestras vidas que son tejidos juntos y las el cosido de nuestras colchas que se conviertenos en un tejido.ReplyCancel

  • December 28, 2011 - 11:20 pm

    Cornersandmoments - First time on your blog and loved loved loved it !!! Your blog is inspiring me to start doing some creative / simple cooking !!! Thanks heaps.ReplyCancel

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