Her name? Hmm...not that I don't know, but it's one of those weird things I don't know WHY! Her given name was Ionie, but she ALWAYS went by Onie. And she was a precious Grandmother to one of my dearest friends. My friend was only 15 when Onie went to Heaven. And still, Onie brings smiles at her remembrance.
I do not know what her favorite color was. She did not wear bright colors. Guess most of her "house dresses" were like a rose print, maybe in pinks or blues? But when she dressed up she wore, black, navy, or dark grays. The hat I remember (and so WISH I had) was black with black tulle netting on it!
So, in memory of Onie, and in the thankfulness of friendship- here is the lil black hat, complete with tulle.
Hugs...you know who you are! (smile...)
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012 GMT Views: 1078
Well...now you've gone and done it...made me teary eyed. And, I've been so weepy lately anyway. What a sweet memory you posted and then a little display to help us visualize it. Your friend will see her Onie again one day. Besides all the sweet stuff, I have to telll you that the pearl set and that rose "brooch" are just adorable. And the crochet trim on the sleeves. Talk about "delighting in the details." Thanks, Pat, for a sweet, sweet piece.
Registered: February 28, 2011 Location: Alberta Posts: 4362
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 @ 7:31 PM
Oh my Pat! What a fabulous grandma Onie is!! I never had grandparents but always imagined if I had a grandma she would look just like this!! love what you did with the addition of the lace and glasses! You really brought her to life!!!
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Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 7:32 AM
What a tribute... her dress is sweet with the lace you added, very grandma style. :0) Those blooms are wonderful. I am sure Onie would love your tribute to her as much as the one recieving this. Thoughtful girlie...
Registered: February 13, 2005 Location: Southern Ontario Posts: 24855
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 9:02 AM
I think everyone's Grandma (of that era) wore those house dresses (never slacks) and the navys, grays, browns and blacks were for 'good'! This is a lovely card and thank you for bringing back some warm memories of my Mum-eye.
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Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 12:24 PM
OMGoodness, your heart is so full of love, not only for God and your family, but friends and even strangers as well! This time, it is you who touched me so deeply that I am the one with tears. Tears of remembrance and joy of so long ago! Sending huge hugs! LYMI! :)
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Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11490
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 8:08 PM
What a sweet way to remember a dear friend and get us to know her too...:0).
what a great dress you have for her and lovin the hat...:0). you sure did a great job on the details too, with all the pearl for a necklace...saweet..:0), and on the flowers and her cool broch...shes already to go out for the day..:0). wonderful job...TFs...LYMI...hugs..:0)
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Sat, Feb 11, 2012 @ 11:26 PM
God bless Onie - with the little details on your card - the hat, the brooch, the pearls , the lace trim - she embodies all the memories I have of my grandmother as well - all things that delight us now as we look back and imagine! So thoughtful of you to remember Onie in this way for your dear friend and bring a smile to her heart. [[[hugs]]]
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Sun, Feb 12, 2012 @ 10:23 AM
Just the best, sweetie. Your heart reminds me of Mary Poppins bag. You just keep reaching in and pulling out the best little treasures from a seeming bottomless supply, but I know Who keeps giving you free refills:) I LOVE the tulle on this and your bathing beauty (I can just hear you: "THAT would look good on a card!!":) Oh yes it would;)
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