Monday, July 16, 2012

Momentos

After months of planning the move, I'm finally in my new temporary home - my grandparents' house! From packing to trying to help my cats stay cool in the 8+ hour car drive up to their house, the journey here was unbelievably stressful but we were welcomed with open arms into their comfy home - which is stuffed to the brim with mementos from my grandparents' 50+ years together, two adorable dogs, and surrounded by lush greenery and beautifully painted walls (the latter two being elements that have been sorely lacking in the past three or so houses I've lived in)!

And now, here are some pictures I took within the first five days of living here:

This Judy Jetson watch was waiting for me after I won it on eBay & had it go directly to their house - HEARTS IN MY EYES.

I found these biographies forgotten in their shed *_*

Some of my grandmother's treasures

Their adorable half chihuahua/half pekingese!

Just one example of the incredible food I've been stuffing myself with over here @_@

What are your grandparents like?

Also ModCloth posted my winning nail design over at their blog - check it out! I want to cry it's so beautiful *_*

♥,
Kailey


46 comments:

  1. Oh my, Hedy Lamarr and Gary Cooper! Oh, to find those forgotten in my house! Also your watch is the actual best ever.

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  2. lovely biography covers... i adore my granny, she was the most fashionable lady i ever met - she still is.

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  3. Amazing! I love the treasures stored by older generations. I have to tell you what happened to my German grandparents' belongings and house because I know you will understand my devastation. After my Opa died and my Oma moved into an assisted living home, an entire house full of memories was taken to the dump. Everything they had from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s was thrown away. All the little things I had tucked in my memory of my visits to their house when I went to Germany was now exactly that- a memory. It breaks my heart to think of that cute little house being gutted. What remains now are the two cherry trees in the yard and the structure of the house itself. I wish some people were more sentimental! If I had lived in Germany I would never have let them throw it all away.

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  4. what you do here is really good, I will be back soon.

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  5. Aw I love Bambi! So much nostalgia in this post, I love it. :)
    xo, Tori
    http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

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  6. That is so cool that you're living with your grandparents. The influence they have had on you and will continue to have seems like it will be an amazing experience. I'm like you in that my grandparents are very close to me. My grandmother and I are especially rather similar, eerily so.

    P.S. That Judy Jetson watch = pretty darn rad!

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  7. haha! that watch is totally cute! I love it so much!!

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  8. Oh my god, that dog! It's so cute!
    And the garden looks like such a lovely place- love their fence :) That Hedy Lamar bio looks pretty interesting- awesome finds.
    I only ever met my grandparents from my father's side, they spoiled me to bits with a lot of hugs and good food :)
    Glad to hear the trip over there went well!

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  9. that judy watch....so cool. My grandmother collects a bunch of those porcelains as well. Hope youre enjoying your new home :)

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  10. Pretty pretty pretty! Oh my gosh, you are the cutest :) We simply must have tea one day and peak at each others vintage collection. I'm dying to show you my golden books. xx

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  11. I'd love to read those books, especially Gene Tierney biography!
    I love all your grandmother poodles and dolls collection and the dog is just too cute!Judy Jetson watch is a great find, I'm sure that it was waiting for you!Congratulations for being featured in modcloth, your nail design is fabulous!
    xxx

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  12. ARGH! What's the dog's name? I love. And what do the cats think?

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  13. What a treasure trove of things! I'm a bit jealous to be honest hehe, enjoy your time at your grandparents

    xx Carina

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  14. My grandparents are from Mexico so I never saw them as much, but my boyfriend has the sweetest grandparents and I always love visiting their home just to see the mementos. Those book covers are amazing, I love the fonts that were chosen! It sounds like the move was stressful but hopefully you can relax now that you've settled in! x

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  15. Your nails won???? Congrats! Wow! So happy for you ! I love their house.. It looks like its full of love and memories... My grandma's house is similar in ways:):)
    I love reading your blog... You are so unique. Xoxo

    Love, polly

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  16. That Judy watch is the coolest thing I've seen in quite some time. That girl knew how to rock a high pony tail.

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  17. I love your hair and these photos are so pretty!

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  18. I'm glad you made it safely but I'm sorry the move was so stressful. I can't imagine traveling with pets. That watch is incredible! I totally remember that show! Congrats again on the feature too! So exciting :)

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  19. Such a treasure chest of findings! Glad the move went successfully! Moving is typically stressful but you can now say that that step int he process is done--woo!

    Melanie
    thosethingstheysaid.com

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  20. I wish my grandparents has such cool things! Those biographies are all on amazing people. And I LOVE that watch! So fun!

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  21. I'm glad you found time to blog while transitioning. I've moved SO many times in my life, and it's stressful for a while. Hope you get settled in soon!

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  22. Fantastic pictures, they look so vintage!

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  23. Oh you have such a lovely blog - I'll definitely be back for more updates. I love your photos and that new watch is adorable!

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  24. oh i love your grandmother's cabinet of the poodles!! they are so cute, and of course the real puppy as well!

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  25. Such a nice house to live in !
    And don't mention the biographies they left in the shed ,
    i bet its nice to read them under the sun with a jar of cookies.
    That judy watch reminds me that i've havent seen the jetsons for ages and I completely forgot about their existence ><
    My granny lives with me ^^ we don't have all these fancy furniture,
    but we have a lot of china :)

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  26. hey there! the colours of these pictures are all so homely and reminiscent of the 50s- it's brilliant and i hope you've settled in well:) particularly loving the judy jetson watch, your hair and the dogs!

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  27. OMG you got the Judy watch! LOOOVE IT <3
    I'm really happy to hear that the move went smoothly (well, as smooth as a super stressful one can be?!) Your grandparents' house looks so lovely! *.* And that display case full of poodles is kind of amazing. ♥___♥

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  28. Firstly, thank you so much for the nice comment on my blog :) Secondly, your hair is looking lovely, has it faded slightly? I really like it!! AND LASTLY, you have the most amazing collection of vintage books and toys that remind me of my childhood...when you're all settled in in your new home you should do a post about your room...I bet it looks a little like a museum! ;) xx

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  29. how exciting!!! i love your pictures. p.s. you are adorable and i am in loveeeee LOVEE with your beautiful hair!!

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  30. I love your Judy Jetson watch so so much! What a great piece. These pictures are all fantastic too.

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  31. Love your blog! I'm definitely following now! Stay in touch and check out my new blog! xx

    http://thedailysugar.blogspot.com

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  32. how exciting!!! love the books, amazing x

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  33. Oh this is such a lovely blog post! You are very lucky! All these photographs and pieces are amazing! Sadly I never got to know my grandparents intimately as they died while I was quite young. Hope the move goes well and you really do have such sweet hair!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. nice place :) and that watch is super cute! love your pictures too! it's screaming summer! :D

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  35. AAAAAAAW I had this Bambi book when I was little!!!!!

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  36. ooh double approval at the judy jetsons watch. that rocks. and lol the biographies in the shed haha those titles are pretty...hilarious

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  37. Your grandmothers treasures look just like my treasures, I would also be very happy with that shed jackpot. Love your Judy jetson watch and of course your Bambi book. xx

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  38. Ohh my God, your blog is so magic! Love every detail! And your grandmother's treasures are beautiful! I'm in love with they
    I'm gonna follow you*
    Lots of kisses*

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  39. I love that watch! You have a great style :) I've been to your blog before! I read you zine a few months ago :D

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  40. Omg I love your collection! That watch is fantastical.

    x

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  41. I'm in love with your watch !

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
    http://Sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  42. Great pictures and books!!! That watch is bad ass!!!

    Burgundywhispers.com

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  43. Loving your blog & photos! Xo
    megthecoolgirl.blogspot.com

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  44. OH MY GOD that poodle collection! I collection poodle related ornaments! And their house looks gorgeous, I love the photos of the garden.
    Loving your new watch too!

    http://pony-chops.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. love the blog dear :D

    newest follower !!

    xox Effy

    tellmewheredidyousleeplastnight.blogspot.com

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