Monday, April 26, 2010

A Lucky find

Funny, how I have become so fixated on the whole photobooth idea.  As far as I know I don't have a disorder, but you never know. 
Last week when I was working on the butterfly box and had a thought come into my head that I had a photobooth picture of my mother.  I looked in the bin of pictures (yes, they are in a Rubbermaid bin, not in a scrapbook) but it wasn't in the envelope marked, "before marriage".  I had another thought that maybe it was in a frame that was part of a group of 9 frames that used to hang together on my family room wall before we put up the bead board.  I found the frames in my hall cupboard and searched through the group, no photobooth picture.  Hummm....where to look?

Fast forward to today.
need to get something from the same hall cupboard.
move something big...
see one more of the frames in the very back
must have missed it before.
pull it out...
it's her,
right there in the hall cupboard all the time.
How LUCKY is that?
I would guess they were taken at the Santa Maria County Fair about 1942.
She looks to be around 14 or 15.
Notice the one on top...looks like she added some lipstick and was going for a more fashionable pose than the one on the bottom.
Good Portuguese skin.
Black hair and dark eyes.
miss her.

Maybe now I can move on to another fixation...

Winner of the Butterfly box kit is:

Blogger gail said...
I so love this project. Thanks for sharing and for your inspiration!
...and I'm definitely hoping it will be my LUCKY DAY!
April 23, 2010 8:02 PM

Gail, congrats!
Will you email me at with your address so I can send the package out to you.


  1. I love old photos of loved ones! Photo booths are great at a party. Both my high school age daughters requested to have one at their parties a year ago. I just read about a wedding that featured one. They are a lot of fun & easy to set up. We set ours up in an unfinished closet in the basement & used our laptop. We posted the photos online for everyone to see! Will probably do this again for my daughter's graduation party in June.

  2. This is great!
    If you want to do old vintage photobooth strips, try it on your computer with

  3. Ooh, Lucky Gail! Thanks so much for the nice tutorial. I sure love what I see here...Sherry

  4. I miss her too. Love your mom so much. Before I read where it was taken I guessed and I was right. Love that top picture. A little Santa Maria wind in the hair. Have a great time.