I thought of all of the beloved images in my book The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, the pictures of me with Dolly Parton (Her birthday is tomorrow!), some funny Christmas shots and snaps with family and friends who no longer walk the earth. But then this photo glided into my thoughts.
I had no trouble locating it because I think of it often and keep it in a safe place. In fact, it came to mind a couple of weeks ago as I watched Dad swinging my two-year-old nephew in his arms and singing him to sleep. Taken in 1967, this photo shows my sister and me atop our rocking horses with dad trying to get us to go to sleep. As you can see, my sister is conked out, but I'm still awake. I love my dad's striped pajama legs and just imagine that he was having a dickens of a time getting us to nod off. And isn't my dad handsome? I certainly wish I had hair like his now.
I do cherish this photo even though I don't recall it being taken. I do, however, remember our rocking horses and my father's loving touch that was always so present.
So, now to the business of tagging:
LeAnn at The Vintage Laundress (I love having my picture taken with you.)
Sonya at Dime Store Thrift (I can't wait for the moment you and I have our photo taken together.)
Heidi at Kitschen Fest (The pictures of our future potluck in Kansas City are gonna' be good.)
Pam at Frippery (You have such an eye and your own photographic work is divine.)
Jonona at Jonamor Decor (Ah! The photos of your work in The Find continue to inspire. Couldn't have done it without you!)
So tag! You're it!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter