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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"L" is for L, L and another L


Our assignment this week from Mrs. Matlock is the lovely letter "L". Of course the letter "L" can represent many, many things so you will just have to visit Mrs. Matlock's blog to see all the class papers submitted this week.

A few months ago I "borrowed" an idea from another blogger and I made dresses for each letter of my granddaughter's name~~~LILLIAN. You can visit my original post and see all the letter dresses by clicking here. My daughter and I are going to frame the dresses and display them in Lillian's room.


At first I was going to paint and decorate clothes pins and hang the dresses in Lillian's room, but my daughter and I like the idea of the frames better.
Here is baby Lillian, herself, at the Easter Egg Hunt in Tucson on April 3. Of course she is too young to hunt for eggs, but she enjoyed watching her brother and the other children having fun with the eggs and their baskets.
My grandson, Brandt, "helped" his mom make a cake for Daddy's birthday. Brandt couldn't resist licking the beaters!
Who knew that Listerine had so many uses? This ad is from 1927!
A 1931 cover of Ladies Home Journal

I love these vintage fashions taken from a Ladies Home Journal of yesteryear! All ladies attending "Gala Evenings" should dress like this!

A 1930 Lux Soap ad. Hmmmm......

Such a darling little girl on the cover of Liberty on August 15, 1942
I hope that you enjoyed my "L" papers for Mrs. Matlock's class. Please visit other students and leave a comment on their "L" assignments as well.
This is linked back to Alphabe-Thursday for the letter "L".

19 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Holy Cow! I adored this!

The little dresses you made from paper were fabulous!

But the vintage ads went beyond that!!

If Mrs. Matlock is on the ball, you will get a gold star!!

Julie Schuler said...

The vintage magazines are super. I love the babies, too. What pretty eyes Brandt has!

Viki said...

Your grandchildren are darling. That was such a cute idea for the dresses with the letters. I'm sure when your granddaughter gets older she will love it as a momento.

Christy said...

Your grandbabies are so cute! Love the cheeks on Lillian! I loved the pics of the magazines also. I would love to wear one of those ball gowns, but at 5' nothing I don't think I ever could've pulled it off.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! i loveeeeeeeee those little dresses!!! and those photos are just adorable of your grandkids!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jo said...

I adore that garland, what a great idea and oh so cute! The vintage ads are beyond cool! i just love them all! excellent post!!!

VKT said...

I love the vintage magazines! And the pictures.....! I especially like the one of your grandson licking the frosting....lol This is my first time participating in alphabet Thursday! What fun!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! What a fun post! That's a hoot about Listerine... who knew?! I hopped over from Alphabe-Thursday and am so happy that I did! I am the new kid in class, and learning my way around. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and hope you'll do the same. until later...

Jenny said...

Wow. What a luscious L post!

Talk about interesting and diverse!

It was really, really a fun, fun post!

Yes, I know I repeated myself twice in that sentence!

Those paper dresses were totally amazing.

And I am always a softie for little kid pictures.

Perhaps my favorite, though, are the vintage ads!

Really wonderful!

A+

And a Gold star this week!

mrs. c said...

Love your grandsons' name....I am a teacher and appreciate new names and that is one I have never heard. Thanks for sharing the vintage ads and photos.

mbkatc230 said...

This is great! Love the vintage ads - the lux soap ad cracked me up. The more things change .... The paper dresses are adorable. Happy L day! Kathy

laterg8r said...

love the uses for listerine LOL :D

great dresses :D

Linda said...

Lovely L post! How cute for a banner the little dresses with initials! Great idea!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

The little dresses you made are just too cute!! They're going to look wonderful in their frames (or even hung from the clothespins). Also enjoyed all the magazine covers. The little girls on them are so sweet.
Patricia :o)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

What a clever idea for Lillian's room. Adorable grandchildren too. Enjoyed the old magazine ad for Listerine and the magazine covers. I did an eBay search for my birthdate and bought a magazine. Fun to have!

Karen said...

I really like the vintage ads. And of course the pictures of my kids :)

Brenda said...

The little dresses are darling! You have quite a few wonderful L's! Thanks for stopping by.

Steph said...

Those little dresses are such a precious and sweet idea. I'd love to seem them all. I love old-fashioned names like Lillian too. Your grand children are precious. Some of my favorite vintage illustrations are found on Ladies Home Journal. Lovely post.

Bits-n-Pieces said...

aww! your grands are just too precious!! Thanks for stopping by my L blog! It's nice to meet you!

I love the old ads/covers, too!