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22/05/2008


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granny's bonnet ...

This is a lovely photo of my paternal granny, G as she was known. It would have been taken at the same time as the photo in my earlier post showing my grandad looking somewhat like a film star, in the early 1930s. The photo was taken by Robert M Barr who resided at 69 Denmark Hill, London SE5.



Seeing as yesterday was such a beautiful day down here in the South of England, I took the opportunity to photograph a few things in beautiful blossom at the moment from around the garden and Granny's Bonnet seemed appropriate for this post, although photos of flowers usually appear over on my garden blog.



Now if granny had been wearing a bonnet in her photo, it may have looked much like the elegant item of millinery above.

18 comments:

méri said...

So beautifull, your Granny!

Cowboys & Custard said...

What an elegant lady your grandmother was..
I love that era of photography.. the images had so much character about them..
It is rather a coincidence that I have just come in from the garden where I was admiring the Granny's Bonnet plants that have self seeded all around our garden.. I love them.
I was also making mirrors for my shop this morning with images of elegant ladies wearing hats from the 1930's.. Spooky indeed!
Michelexx

Lesley said...

Those are lovely photos of your Granny - what an elegant lady!

xx

prettyshabby said...

lovely old photos..nobody seems to have self portraits taken any more do they? it's a shame really photographs nowadays are confined to the computer.
by the way I'm afraid I've tagged you..hope you dont mind! the questions you need to blog about are on my latest post.
x

Simone said...

The ladies had so much class back then didn't they? Your granny had the neatest eyebrows!

kelly said...

What a beautiful grandma you have. How glamorous those old photos are. They really knew how to pose naturally didnt they? I posted a photo of my grandma awhile back, i never tire of looking at it and thinking of her as a young woman.

twiggypeasticks said...

What a beautiful photo. Your granny was one elegant lady
Twiggy x

daffy said...

She would certainly have given those starlets from the same era a run for their money in the glamorous stakes! A lovely photograph and your blooms are...well...blooming lovely!

Rosezilla said...

What a beautiful Granny you have! I just love the old photos where people are captured in their prime forever!

Charli and me said...

The picture of your grandmother is lovely. How nice that you have that beautiful photo. I hope you have a great weekend.

Sal said...

What a beautiful woman...she is lovely.She looks like she has the most perfect skin too. Sal;-)

Pretty Practicals said...

Hi Louise, what a beautiful photo of Granny. I think that there is something rather special about photos taken in that era. Perhaps it was because they couldn't just snap away with a digital camera or a mobile phone that they made every picture count.
Hope all is well and that the sun continues to shine in the south, I am hoping to get a few days on the south coast this summer.
Chat soon, Liz

Ragged Roses said...

What a beautiful granny, those black and white photographs have such an elegance to them don't they. SNAP I was out yesterday photographing my Granny's bonnets which are identical to yours but I haven't posted them as the sun was just too bright for good photos (unlike today!). Have a good weekend
Kimx

Funkymonkey said...

Lovely photographs from a more elegant age.Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.

Gina said...

A beautiful photo of your Granny G, Louise :O) I do love granny's bonnets..especially the view from underneath..looking inside the flower! Mine are all dark purple.. think I need to add some variety this spring. :O) Enjoy the lovely weather Gx

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Louise, your granny was a beatiful lady, definate film star quality!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Lucy x

nikkipolani said...

Your grandmother is ever-so-elegant in that photo, Louise.

periwinkle said...

One of my favourite flowers, every year I say I'm going to plant some and then forget!
Lisa x