I've added some new "ancestors" in the shop this week.
I love decorating with antique photographs.
They add a lot of charm to a vintage vignette.
Each is unique and it's fun to image who the people
are in the photos and envision the lives they led.
This photo is of Phillip Fengel & "wife".
I envision them as hard-working German immigrants,
getting a photograph taken that they could display in their home place.
There was a large German immigrant population in the
town where this photo was taken, so it's possible.
It's fun to wonder...
I love this photo of a group of women.
I'm guessing they were related, as their "body language"
seems relaxed and comfortable with each other.
Another wonderful photo of a young couple.
I love her dress and spectacles.
This is a photo from the 20's.
What was it like to live in that era, I wonder.
I'm not crazy about the hair styles back then,
but her clothes are wonderful and she looks to have been
a stylish gal.
It's a little sad that old photos don't remain with
the family heirs, but I think those people would
be glad to know that someone brought their
photo home, loves it and gives it a good home.
Do you have any "adopted relatives" that have
made their way into your home?