Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yvette and Josianne

Once upon a time, about fifty years ago, there were two little French sisters, called Yvette,
and Josianne.
This weekend at the Vide Grenier I met Yvette's husband, and he sold me her childhood laundry-labels...
... and then I met Yvette herself,
who really did not look old enough to have owned something so 'vintage'.

j

It was a very pleasant way to buy French vintage. I'm going to use the label-tape like ribbon... watch this space!

j

Tomorrow I'm off to Edinburgh to help celebrate my dad's birthday. It's a real flying visit but I'm looking forward to seeing him.

19 comments:

Sherri B. said...

So nice to find a treasure and meet the owner too. Happy Birthday to your dad and have a fun visit.

Elizabethd said...

Take care on your travels.

Catherine said...

Enjoy your time with your dad! Cx

Serenata said...

Looking forward to seeing what you make with your tape/ribbons.

Have a safe trip and I hope your Dad has a wonderful birthday. Oh it would be great to be able to pop over to see my Mum and Dad on their birthdays! Still it was great to see them, although worrying as well.

Michela said...

Have a safe trip! Hope your dad a great Birthday!

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Lululiz said...

I love the old laundry labels, and use them as ribbons also. Mine are German ones, in red little boxes.

Brenda Leyland said...

Looks like fun. We'll look forward to seeing what you create with the ribbon.

Wishing you simple pleasures.........

Lorrie said...

Knowing the people behind the objects adds to their personal value, I think.
Have a wonderful trip and Happy Birthday to your Dad.

VintageVicki said...

Great finds - lovely to know the story behind them.

Have a good time with your Dad - think the sunshine is due here this weekend :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

Even the box it is in is gorgeously vintage. How wonderful to meet the people associated with it as well.
Hope you have a good time with your dad.

Elyse said...

very sweet ribbon. have a lovely visit with your dad.

love your cath kidston "these will be mine" on the sidebar!!!

xo
elyse

Nana Go-Go said...

What lovely ribbon and a lovely story to go with it. Hope you have a good time with your Dad. He shares his birthday with my eldest who will be 29!Eek, how did that happen?! Also, if there is a Tesco close at hand, they are selling similar plimsolls to the CK ones - £6 a pair. Have a great weekend, Floss.

Andi's English Attic said...

Have a lovely trip to Edinburgh. xx

Jane and Chris said...

Have a lovely trip. The tapes make me think I should have saved all the Cash's labels from my uniform!
Jane x

Heidi said...

so amazing...they are lovely!

Princess and the Pea said...

Have a good time with your dad, hope you have a safe trip x

Vilisi@islandmusings said...

Have a safe trip and hope your time with your dad is blessed and special.

Christine said...

Lovely story about the tape...It is really special...