Old timey things

Outfit Details:
Dress – JCPenny
Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag – Thrifted
Kadee Flats – Crocs
I cannot wait to catch my breath. It’s been such an insanely busy week, and next week is no better. School’s out tomorrow, and summer camp begins on Monday. I cannot wait until next weekend, when I can finally breath! Do you have something that has been handed down to you? I have many of them, which I feel so grateful for. One of which is this amazing rocking chair, from my great grandmother, Maria Fonseca.
She passed away a few years ago at the ripe old age of 98. I still remember when my family had first moved to Florida. She would walk to the grocery store, dress in black, with a shawl and scarf wrapped around her head in 90 degrees, and then walk to our house, just to deliver some groceries, and say hello. She did not have her drivers license, nor did she want it. She made the best black beans and rice I’ve ever had, amongst some of the best spanish food we got the honor of enjoying. She was the best. I remember going to visit her when I was a little girl, and walking down the hallway, calling to her “Come on, Geeg!” (I abbreviated EVERYTHING…her name for us was GGma). 
This is ggma blowing out her candles on her 97th birthday!!
She was born in 1910, and passed away in 2009. I feel so grateful to have had 25 awesome years. Talking about her always makes me smile.
Do you know what else makes me smile? The lovely Kara, of Sprinkles in Springs, has chosen little ol’ me as her Blogger of the Month! I couldn’t be more honored. She created these awesome illustrations, she is so talented! Please check out my feature here. I’m so excited!


About Kirstin Marie

Hi, I'm Kirstin (pronounced - Keer-stin)! Shoe crazed, animal lovin', vintage addict, and I love dressing up. I live in the moment, and thrive on change & challenges. Contributor to Lucky Magazine & The Curvy Fashionista. Stylist | Plus Size Fashion & Style Blogger | Events Coordinator | Lighting Designer.
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22 Responses to Old timey things

  1. Lea says:

    I love those pretty vintage Dooney and Bourke purses. Sad thing though, I find them thrifting quite often but never really want to pay more for them–since they’re usually marked up.

    That rocker is absolutely gorgeous. I love pieces of clothing, jewelry or furniture that have stories and memories attached.

  2. Florence says:

    Your grandma is so awesome and your dress’s pretty. Do check out my new post!
    http://www.fantailflo.com

  3. Wow Wow loove the purse! I need more Aline dresses like the one you have on.. They are so flattering and feminine :)

    http://playinghooksies.blogspot.com/

  4. Casee Marie says:

    Love that dress, and the rocking chair. How sweet to have such a special thing handed down to you from such a clearly special woman. I have several brooches that belonged to my great-grandmother, they’re just lovely but I don’t think I ever really wear them because I just rarely think to wear brooches unless it’s on a blazer or scarf – so obviously they don’t work for summer. I should find new uses so I can wear them year-round. (:

    And congratulations on the feature, sweets! You totally deserve it!

  5. thank you for your visit and comment on my blog, kirstin! i am also a lover of vintage dooney and burkes! they’re so sturdy, classic and cute!

  6. gabrielle says:

    i have my grandmother’s chair in my office. its yellow and velvet and kind of smells like cigarettes. i’m lucky to still have her but that chair will be my treasure for a long time. im new to your blog, totally loving it!

    xxoo
    http://www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

  7. xStroutx says:

    I love your dress and the bag is fab!

    The rocking chair is beautiful, it’s so good to have things around that remind you of special people like that.

  8. Lee Oliveira says:

    Love your dress Kristin.. cute dog and gorgeous chair
    lee x

  9. herCatwalk says:

    That dress looks lovely on you!

  10. Hannah says:

    That’s so excellent your great grandma lived such a long life! It made me think of my g-gma which is 99 years old and currently stuck in a nursing home. I would snatch her and make her live with me if I had the space. I have always been closer to her than my grandma!

    Your dress is cute! I would have guessed it was vintage. What a good find.
    I had a friend that had a very similar rocking chair to that. We also thought it was haunted and wouldn’t sit on it. We were strange children!

  11. I love this post, and your grandmother seems like she was a wonderful woman. You’re so lucky to have had someone like that. Also your nickname for her is really cute.
    PS-your dooney and bourke bag is ADORABBBLLEEE

  12. kavery says:

    What a fab piece the rocker is. You’ll always have memories of her with it in your place. And congrats on the award.

  13. xStroutx says:

    You look beautiful in that dress and the bag is great!

    Its so nice to have things that remind you of the special people in your life hey?

    Also, there’s something for you on my blog. :o)

    http://midnightpie6025.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-received-award-see-who-i-tagged-next.html

  14. Kara says:

    She sounds wonderful! It’s always more special when you have antiques from someone you know (and have a story about).

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

  15. Your grandmother seems lovely, and that’s really special you have her rocking chair.

  16. MissRockwell says:

    Giiirrrrllll, GIVE ME YOUR DOONEY!!! LOL. I love the color. I’ve had luck finding navy and black but never anything sweet like red or green! I love it!!

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

  17. WendyB says:

    I love the way your dog is so interested in what’s going on!

  18. grandmas really are the best! i love having sundat dinners at my granma’s place :)

  19. tinajo says:

    Wow – imagine becoming that old; all the things you´ve been experiencing! Lovely dress! :-)

  20. Karin says:

    I wish I still had a granny…your dress is so pretty and I love the bag xxx

  21. Oh, memories of those we love are so important. She seems awesome, you’ve got good jeans lady!! And PS that dress is perfect on you!

  22. Mordrian says:

    Haha your dog is so cute :-) Great outfit and nice rocking chair! The design on the side of it is really nice

    x mordrian

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