Williamsburg School ~ 1940
Mr. Clifford, bottom row, 6th from left
Isn't he just the cutest little boy in his overalls and tie?
Someone gave my mother-in-law this picture of her late husband, Cliff's daddy, in a group of school kids from 1940. It was such a treasure that I felt I needed to do something special with it. I knew my girls, Emily and Whitney, would love to have a copy....they both adored their grandfather. So, I decided to frame it for them. I made copies and purchased matching frames.
And then, when I saw Jen Ham's blog that day, she had written a post showcasing a sweet little pouch that she had made. I immediately knew that I had to have it to use as a gift bag for the girl's framed photo of their grandfather. Jen sells her pouches on Etsy and she is super helpful, talented and easy to work with. She only had one pouch made, but after I told her I would love to have a couple more, she spent an afternoon and made them for me. I am so grateful for her taking the time and using her talent to accommodate my need. The pouches are beautiful and have a vintage look that is perfect for a photo from 1940. If you visit her blog, appleandorchard.com, you will see this post where she showcased the pouches. But, I would love to show you what they looked like when they arrived and how I chose to use them.
Jen packaged the pouches with a sweet little card that says,
"Be Mine" and a heart shaped Thank You.
I had to have three, 2 for the girls and 1 for me.
Jen appliqued a heart on the inside lining of the pouch. So sweet!
The pouch is just the right size for the photo to be slipped inside.
And here it is, resting in it's new home,
ready for travel....one to Woodruff and the other to Denver.
Sweet to pieces! All wrapped up and ready to go,
I loved the pouches. They made the perfect vintage gift bag for the treasured photo of Mr. Clifford. Emily and Whitney were surprised and really loved them. Actually, Whitney's comment was, "Well that's cool"! Ha!
Talk to you soon,
Edited: It was brought to my attention that when you click on the link to take you to the apple and orchard blog, it doesn't work. I apologize. I have, also, tried to get back to the blog and I get the message that the page can not be displayed. You can search for her on Etsy, but she does not have any items for sale at the moment. Hopefully, Jen will see this post and know that she has friends looking for her. She is: Jen Ham with Apple and Orchard.