Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Finds

cabinet photographs, Vintage Southern Picks blog
My Friday Finds post is more about finding Florence than treasures found.

Though Florence is a true treasure.

She started commenting on my posts quite awhile back.

I tracked her down on Google, but had no idea of her blog, Etsy shop, FB page, and Pinterest boards. 

I found out when she asked to use a link to my spooky ancestor milk bottles (READ HERE) on an Etsy listing featuring old cabinet cards.

Of course once I saw the cabinet cards I had to purchase them.

Chucks and I spent about 45 minutes the day the photos arrived creating back stories for each person.

We decided the couple above had these photos taken for their engagement. We think they found each other in prison - he a petty thief and she the prison cook.  

And they lived happily ever after.

I especially love family portraits with children.

The three sisters grew up to be a local sensation as a singing trio.

And they lived happily ever after.

Formal portraits were taken to com- memorate special milestones in life.

The two women graduated from a teaching college, taught for three years, and quit to marry and raise their children.

And they lived happily ever after.

Love the unusual diamond shape of the young man's photo.

After being scanned, I will use a copy of him  to make merchandise tags.

More formal portraits of young men.

Chucks and I saw a bright future for the guy standing by the chair.

He became president of a major furniture company, married well, and had five children.

And lived happily ever after.

Notice all of the stories we created have a happy ending.

All because Chucks insists on it.

Snarky me thinks of the dark side sometimes.

I will be busy scanning these into the computer for future use.

Now back to the amazing Florence.

Her blog Vintage Southern Picks is a delightful mix of vintage finds, transformations, and life stories. I have been busy reading back through her posts.

You can find Vintage Southern Picks on Facebook HERE.

Her Pinterest boards can be found HERE.

Etsy shop - VintageSouthernPicks - Where Vintage Meets Modern is HERE.

Most of you probably already know her, but be sure to go over and visit when you have a chance.

Thanks, Florence for becoming a blog friend. 

See y'all!


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  1. Donna you just crack me up with the back stories!!! Too funny! Have a great week end.
    I am off to visit Florence.

  2. I don't know Florence but I'll be visiting her blog today. I love those old photos and your 'back stories' are always fun! Oh Chucks, let Donna have a unhappy ending now and then!

  3. Oh yes, I know Florence! She is one of my regular readers and such a sweetheart!


  4. Love the prison couple. There truly is someone out there for everyone. lol. I've known Florence for a while now and she's a real hoot, and shares so much great stuff.

  5. Donna, thanks for the fabulous feature! I enjoyed reading it and seeing what you do with the photographs. You crack me up!
    I'll be sharing this on my FB page today, so come on over & "like" it!

  6. I love the stories...keep them coming! LOL Tell Chucks that a few need to end badly just for entertaining your snarky readers like me.
    I don't know Florence but I'm going over to meet her. If you two get along, I'm sure I'll love her.
    Happy weekend!

  7. My Daddy always called those old photos in antique stores "instant family."

  8. I am lucky to have my own old photos!

  9. Making me smile (broadly) as always, Donna. I like happy endings, but I get snarky, too! Florence is a sweetheart and so are you for introducing her to a new crowd.

  10. Love your stories! LOL! They reminded me of the book I am currently reading...Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The author actually wrote the book based on strange old photographs he found nover the years. It is very different but quite creative! Have a great weekend. :)

  11. What a fun thing to do with Chucks! The people in those pictures always look so solemn that it would be more fun to make up sad stories for them. I recently found a picture of Edythe Berty Hawkins from 1905 (love her name!) and put her on the mantle. My daughter asked me if it was a relative! No, our family smiles!!

  12. Love your pictures and your "stories" ... glad you found Florence and told us where she is ... I went to see her and I am glad I found her too.
    Enjoying her blogs.
    Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures

  13. Love your stories, but the people in them need names. (I am convinced your prison cook is named Della.) Old photos are so much fun! I need to check out Florence.

  14. Love the Adopted Relatives and their Creative Back Stories, tho' I'd be inclined to go Dark like you, it's just the Morticia in me I think and the fact the countenance of Old Photos is always so somber. *winks* Also thank you for linking to this Blog and Etsy Shop so I can go take a gander. I want to make Merchant Tags using some of my extensive Collection of Old Photos, alas, I have to buy a new scanner for that Project or go to a Staples or something to scan them. I think it gives a Cute and Interesting look to our Inventory of Old Treasures. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  15. I like the way your stories end, Donna. Very reassuring :-)

  16. You and Chucks sounds like me and Katie. We have a good time telling stories about people, photos or not! I found Florence's blog wonderful and have joined up for future entries. I read some of the older entries, and she sounds like my kind of people! Thank you for mentioning her. Fonda


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