This has to be my most unusual post title yet, but bear with me please, all will become clear.
Today is Show and Tell again over at No Place Like Home
Today, drumroll please………
I wish to share……..
an old, dirty milk bottle!
See Exhibit A below.
I can hear you thinking “She has lost her marbles”, but this is not just ANY old dirty milkbottle, at least not to me.
My father-in-law discovered it in an antique shop on the ards Penninsula and knew I would be delighted with it because it is a milk bottle from the farm dairy that my paternal grandfather used to own/run just outside the village of Crawfordsburn, Co Down. As a boy my father helped with the milk round, which they initially delivered by horse and cart, and eventually progressed to a milk van.
See Exhibit B below
That is my grandfather, delivering the milk from his farm in his 3 piece suit and hat. (That is not my dad on the left)
And now a 2 page digital layout I made about my grandfather last year, which includes this photograph.
I find it fascinating too look at something sitting on my windowsill, knowing it was handled by my grandfather about 70 years ago, and who knows where it has been since. I wonder if he could ever have imagined that one of his 14 grandchildren would one day be so pleased to have one of his old milk bottles, and that she would share photos of it around the world!
Here are a few more details of the milk bottle.
On to my Cover Girl story!
I have a friend, who loves shopping and all things pink, and has generously shared her fashion flair with a number or her friends. She has certainly had me venturing beyond my comfort zone, and given me the confidence to wear some things I love but would never have tried without her encouragement. So when I was planning her birthday gift, it seemed the ideal opportunity to create a card and gift with a “shopping” theme.
Here is what I came up with.
And here is a closer look at that cover girl. Glad to report she loved the gift, and gave me permission to share it with my bloggy readers.
If you would like a customised gift, such as this, be sure to check out my JM Digital Designs site, and contact me with your request. Your wish is my command (at a very reasonable price!)
That is me up to date for now. Have a great weekend, and I will be back soon.