Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blog Backgrounds and my Mom

Nothing new today so I thought I'd tell you why I chose my particular blog background design.

My favorite backgrounds and headers are from Vintage Made For You---and, even better, they are free.  My current one, which I can't bring myself to change, is called A Long Time Ago.  You can find it HERE.  I chose a different header from her collection.  I like the clock since I'm 2amscrapper.

I have a queen theme going here so I like that the image is wearing a crown.  However, the woman featured reminds me of my mother.

Here is a tag I previously made using my mother's photo.  Don't you see the similarity? I think it's rather uncanny.  They even have the same hair-do. 


Perhaps this explains why I like vintage so much!   Being raised with old photographs and crochet handiwork, just makes me gravitate to old images and vintage paper crafting.

This month my mother would have been 103 years old.  She always celebrated two birthdays, the real one and the one the midwife wrote on her birth certificate at the courthouse. 

If you would like details about the products used to make this tag, my original tag post is HERE.  I used Rogue Redhead Designs background stamps and a beautiful crocheted item from a blogging friend.

Maybe now that I've shared with everyone, I can bring myself to post a new blog background.

9 comments:

VintageMadeForYou said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely story. I understand that you like this background,they are so similar to each other :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Linnea <3

Yvonne Garner said...

An uncanny resemblance! How amazing that your mother enjoyed so many years. A lovely tribute to your precious mother. Take care!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous tag and story!

Brenda Brown said...

Love this post Helene, the photos are so similar and your tag is a wonderful tribute to your Mum.
hugs {brenda} x0x

butterfly said...

Really lovely tag - and I love your blog background - why change something you love?!
Alison x

Victoria said...

How gorgeous and enchanting..such talent..totally beautiful..I love all that you create...stunning and inspiring!
Victoria

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful tag!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is just such a special tag and Helene, your Mother was such a beautiful woman.
Wishes
Lynne

Heather said...

She so looks like your Mother!! I can see why you have kept it! I just love vintage too!! Especially old photos and crochet lace!!
Hugs!!
Heather

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