Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Grand-ma Antoinette...back in Paris


I don't have a lot of great good memories with my Antoinette Grand- ma. She lived in a Poor area around Paris. Stayed in the same apartment for 40 years.... I remember the Sunday diners, she always had Pastries from the "Boulangerie". All colorful and Yummy. It was hard to choose witch one to choose.



I remember her buying me a doll that talks....My parents could not afford it. One Christmas she send it to me. I thought....She has less money than my parents....

another great memory is to go once in the theater to see a movie about Greek Mythologies...

 My Marie Antoinette B-day Party...HERE
  
What is your favorite memory of your Grand-parents?


33 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Love your memeories...my grandma used to make a tent house for me with sheets and her cloths line, it was big, and then she would haul small pieces of furniture out of her house and put it in my tent house. I would play in there all day! Grandmas are the best! Come say hi :D

becca said...

where did you find that lovely dress? my favorite memories of my grandparents are that they picked us up everyday after school so that we wouldn't have to go to day care. they also would take us to baseball games and taught us how to cheer for the team and play bingo at the ballpark. they were wonderful and i miss them so much.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Lovely memories of your Grandma!! Lovely photos of your darling!!
xxxx

Kelly said...

What lovely memories! I have so many of mine. My Nanny Ruby used to teach me sewing on her antique singer (which I now have and love) And my Nanny Pamused to have me and my brother to sleep ove and always got up really early with us and made us lovely breakfast!

It's me said...

My grandma died when i was too young to remember her.......and i never had a gradpa !!

Sad huh??..................hve a lovely nice evening !!

Hugs from me.............

sissie said...

What a sweet story and your little fairy princess looks adorable.

I have many wonderful memories of my Grandmom. Her attic was one of them, but she also let me cook for her. We also used to have tea time.

hugs
Sissie

Prior said...

My grandma could touch her hands flat to the floor,always had ice cream and she taught me to croquet a chain. She was always laughing and was a constant in my life. Lezlee

Blondie's Journal said...

Your memories of your grandmother are so touching, Frenchie. I bet you treasured your doll.

I have very few memories of my grandmothers as they passed away when I was young. That makes me positive that I am going to be the best Nana ever!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I use to want braces so badly!!! So, I would put aluminum foil over my front teeth, LOL! My abuelita would just go along with it and tell me how much better my teeth were looking, LOL!!!!!

SHE IS ABOUT TO TURN 94!!!!

xoxo,
Carol

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Your stories are so cute, thank you for sharing :)
XOXO
Frenchy

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Hi Frenchie
Grandma are the best - I miss mine so much.
Thanks for visitng my blog and for your nice comment.
I am following you. Off to read more of your blog.
Sylvia

The Thriftress said...

I love the pics in your post. For me I remember my grandma calling us "Nanny goats" and cooking delish Sunday dinner.
Sarah

Beckie said...

Thanks so much for following along on my little ole blog! I am now your newest follower as well...My Nana was the best piano player I have ever know, we would sit and she would play an elaborate version of There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly and we would sing our hearts out. She was the most caring, engaging, accepting person on earth!

Marnie said...

You have some great memories. Your daughter is just too cute for words.

I loved how my one Grandmother always listened intently on whatever I said. She had 19 grandchildren, but had a nice way of making us all feel like we were #1. She was a very postive person.

susan said...

I found a Madam Alexander doll under my grandmother's bed--dressed in red velvet. Of course, it was supposed to be for Christmas, but I enjoyed it so much in October :) I was the only granddaughter !

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

that was so intuitive for you to notice that although she had less money, she still bought it for you. I'll bet it made you appreciate it even more. My fondest memory of my grandmother was how she would take care of my grandfather. She paid so much attention to every detail when it came to him.

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Oh both of my grandmother's are great cooks! One grandmother goes ONLY by, "Grandmere". (and she is not French - go figure) However, she bakes the best breads! Just thinking of their cooking brings back many memories.

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Bird said...

Cou cou Frenchy!

Thanks for your comment!

No I'm just a lover of all things French! :)

Don't be a stranger now...

Gros Bisous

Raymonde said...

My great Grandma died when I was 18 and my grandma died when I had my third child named after her Antonia.
I have very fond memories of both of them. My great grandma did not throw away wrapping paper, she had a beautiful collection of them in her wardrobe. She also use to treat us to "2 carrés de chocolat Nestlé" if we had been good. I still dream about the taste of that chocolate. It made me feel so special and highly favored.

Thank you for sharing your memories Frenchy.

Bonne journée. Gros bisous.

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Cami

jeff campbell said...

Grandparents...Sunday dinners, usually midday, with wonderful southern U.S. cooking...collards, cabbage, sweet potatoes, and pie for dessert. I only knew one set of grandparents. They had a wonderful backyard full of little special places and nooks, and flowers, and birds. They had a screened back porch with a glider swing. My grandfather was very business like, and loved to take pictures. my grandmother was petite and sweet...

Sarah @ Different Dog said...

I adore the birthday party...putting on a tea party for a princess is so much fun...and she looked so happy in her gown.
Your bedroom is so pretty too...I look forward to reading more of your blog.

My daughter spent last summer in the south of France...one day I will go there too.

Kate said...

Just popping in on my Friend Making Friday rounds. Love your blog and wanted to say hello.

LuLu said...

Love your blog, I'm visiting from NFF! Following too.

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

My grandparent's were difficult. My maternal grandparents were very stoic Dutch immigrants and looking back I realize that my Grandma didn't understand me and so she was tougher on me than my sibs.

My paternal grandma was a paranoid schizophrenic...I have some strange and even funny stories of things that happened when I was with her but not positive memories.

Her husband though was my favorite...he was neat...not good with small children but great as he got older. After I got married, my husband I used to stay with him when we visited family. I still miss him.

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Midday Escapades said...

What a beautiful post of your memories and pictures. Are both pictures of your Grand-ma Antoinette?

Found you through Friday Follow and so glad I found a fellow Frenchy. Except I just wish I was French. :0)

Kelly's Lucky You said...

Bonjour! Nice to meet you! I spent a year living in Angers, France. Love, love, love Paris. Wish I could get back more often.

Looking forward to reading your blog. I'm hear from Friday Follow, I hope you'll follow me back!

Kelly
http://KellysLuckyYou.blogspot.com

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Lovely pictures & sweet memories.

My grandparents would love icecream although they weren't supposed to eat any would make me ask. lol.

Enchantee. =)Passe un bon weekend!

Stopping by from ff.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Midday, the pictures are my 3 year old :)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Becca the dress link is on the Marie Antoinette Bday Party with the list where to find things.

Vitania said...

I have wonderful memories of my grandparents - especially my visits with them in Italy... I wish they were still around...

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