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Dear Mr. Tretchikoff, welcome to my house.

January 11, 2012

I raided my granny’s house when I was in Zimbabwe. Obviously. I got a few really nice pieces, which she was very happy to give me because I’m her lovely grand daughter hee. I bought home this Tretchikoff print, the frame has seen better days, but I kind of like it all disheveled. My aunt who lives in Springs has a really big one like this in a big gold frame, I drool over it every time I go there and she has promised that one day it will be mine. So pretty.

I also asked if I could take 2 of her wedding photos. Back in the day everyone always looked so composed and classic, I wish our pictures now looked like these.

I have never written about this gran before, this is my dad’s mom and she is one tough cookie, I will say no more ha. My grandfather unfortunately passed away quite a few years ago, he was cool grandfather. My fondest memories of him are the bike rides he used to take us on. I have such an awesome picture of me, my brother and my grandfather on is bike – I must find it and add it to this post.

I love the flowergirls outfits and hats.

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  • Karen January 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

    your dad looks so much like your grandad!

  • marina January 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Love those old photos!!
    To the left of your gran is Dinos pappou! Looks exactly like Andy with a moustache 🙂
    I wonder who the flower girls are ?

  • Lea @leannerees January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

    That print in particular is my favourite Tretchikoff.

    Coming from the East Rand I can tell you that I bet behind those closed doors in those old houses there are treasures beyond our wildest dreams!!!!

  • rae - say it ain't so January 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    those are such gorgeous pictures! i love the flower girls too!

  • Jeanette Verster January 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    That’s a gorgeous print!!
    Love those old photos, my mom has my great grandparents photos up in her house and I love looking at them

  • Adri January 12, 2012 at 4:07 am

    You’ve found yourself a treasure.
    Beautiful pictures.

  • Emma-Jane January 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

    ahh, my mom also has the dying swan, quite a big one with a gorgeous gold frame! I’ve been eyeing it out for a while 🙂 the colours are so nice

  • jennifer January 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    you look just like your granny (i mean that in the best way possible).

  • Ellie January 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Snap! My gran has the same Tretchikoff print.