Thursday, June 28, 2012

Black Velvet and Lace

I've been feeling a bit nostalgic ever since I went through a box of my dad's old pictures for a post I did for Father's Day.  I feel so fortunate to have so many old family treasures that belonged to my Nana (paternal grandmother), including this picture of her in a beautiful black velvet dress.

This was taken around 1930 when she was 33-34 years old.  The color and special effects were added by an artist around the same help from any photo editing software.

This is her beautiful black velvet dress in 2012; it's one of my most cherished possessions.
I always wondered if she made this for a special occasion.
The years have been very kind to the lace and silky soft velvet.

A few thin wires were attached to the back of the lace collar to help it stand up. 

About a year ago I made this necklace out of the watch that Nana gave me for my high school graduation.  I wore it for several years until it stopped working, but I could never part with it.  I replaced the inside parts with a tiny picture of her, added a glass bead, and hung it on a sterling silver chain.

This version had a little help from PicMonkey with the new Sketchedy frame.

I'm sure Nana would be so proud that her dress has held up so well all these years, and I don't think she'd mind that I repurposed my graduation gift.

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