Monday, 3 June 2013

The Sweetest Card...

Nostalgia a wistful desire to return in thought to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a formerplace or time.

So many beautiful memories remain from my childhood. Coming home from school each day to a kitchen full of homemade afternoon tea, garden picnics on the weekend, elaborate 'made-up' stories with my older sister, watching old movies with my dear Mum, craft afternoons and of course learning how to bake. I am almost brought to tears of happiness when I write about it now! I am so fortunate that when I do travel home, its like I am a child again and all these things still remain! Some may say that I have been spoilt with affection and tender sheltering from the outside world but I wouldn't have it any other way and why have a daughter if you cant spoil her, right?

Im unsure if my love of vintage items and the great decades of the late 1800's to the middle of the 1900's can count as a form of nostalgia, as I was most certainly not there at the time, however when I find something old and unique, I always imagine who it belonged to, how they lived etc. Im am so blessed that I am not the only one in my family who has these same interests!

I received a beautiful vintage wedding card from my youngest aunty, Belinda. When it was given to me, my Nan told me that although Belinda had been reluctant to give away any of the vintage cards she had collected, she did know that the card would be treasured by me just as much as she treasured it herself! And I truly do! Thank you again Aunty Belinda.

The inside of the card reads -

"A wish to the lucky bridegroom
And the happy bride...
That you'll have many years of joy.
And contentment, side by side!"

I cannot help but smile every time I read this! So charming and sweet, as is most things of that era. 

For all the new & past brides, enjoy!
Melanie xo