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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vintage Photos

Here are my French grandparents, Marie-Thérèse and Georges, in the 50's for their second date.

The sister of my grandfather took this picture in a field of French country.

They married few months later.

- Mei

Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Blogger blue roses said ... (10:59 AM) : 

though they had only known each other mere days, he embraced her with the passion and the knowledge of many years, of experience beyond his soft, clean face.


Anonymous Antonia at Swedish Love Affair said ... (11:06 AM) : 

Amazing photo! I wish I had a photo from my second date with my love!


Blogger GS said ... (11:09 AM) : 

They sure look like they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together!


Anonymous Andra said ... (11:13 AM) : 

utterly breathtaking. I swear I can feel the love from the photo and it raises the little hairs on my arms


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 AM) : 

so romantic...


Anonymous Gary said ... (11:20 AM) : 

This photo is full of love, it's realy strong. It's much more than a style picture. The sister was a pretty good photographer.


Blogger Maryam said ... (11:23 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Beautiful picture! I love it!


Blogger Mars said ... (11:26 AM) : 

Love was so uncomplicated before. You meet a guy, you go on a few dates, you fall so madly in love, and you get married in a short while. Now everything is so complex, and people tend to overanalyze love. Such a shame.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:28 AM) : 



Blogger Vanda said ... (11:31 AM) : 

So romantic.....beautiful photo!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:31 AM) : 

gorgeous vintage shot, so romantic


Blogger Karena said ... (11:33 AM) : 

A truly inspiring photograph, more important; a great love story that eventually produced You!

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Anonymous Ms.W said ... (11:37 AM) : 

That is so gone with the wind without any of the bad stuff, This is so perfect.... Le sigh


Anonymous You Wear Prada said ... (11:43 AM) : 

Absolutely beautiful. The romance in this picture is just simply breathe taking.


Blogger pnaiviv said ... (11:45 AM) : 

So beautiful


Blogger MONi said ... (11:45 AM) : 

Usually you only see such scenes in old movies, it's nice to see they also happened in reality. What kind of dress is that, it looks gorgeous!


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:51 AM) : 



Anonymous Rosellam said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Adorable. Il est évident qu'ils allaient se marier.


Anonymous Maria said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Beautiful picture! So romantic.


Blogger aisha said ... (11:59 AM) : 

what an amazingly beautiful picture..its lovely:)


Blogger My Unfinished Life said ... (12:00 PM) : 

wow, so romantic!!


Anonymous s said ... (12:04 PM) : 

looooove ;)
So romantic

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Anonymous Conni, Denmark said ... (12:05 PM) : 

They're cute :-) Great picture!


Blogger Teresa said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Kissing on their second date? Oh, these French ;).
Lovely picture, Mei, thank you for sharing!


Blogger La Boheme said ... (12:07 PM) : 

France, love, black and white photo.....this just made my day! Thank you for sharing!


Blogger Genevieve said ... (12:14 PM) : 

So charming...


Anonymous MA said ... (12:16 PM) : 

How romantic! Like a filmscene.


Blogger Vintage Hippo said ... (12:21 PM) : 

This is simply breathtaking! My favorite of the vintage photos. definitely. :)


Blogger Little Fury Bugs said ... (12:25 PM) : 

Such a beautiful photo!


Blogger Kacie - With Love said ... (12:28 PM) : 

My goodness, this is a romantic shot! I truly love it. I love the French!



Blogger Sabina said ... (12:29 PM) : 

This is just beautiful--like something out of an old movie!

P.S. I'll be posting an illustration based on a photo from this blog in a little bit. Come check it out if you want.


Anonymous Whitney Hinman said ... (12:32 PM) : 



Anonymous Cindy said ... (12:32 PM) : 

What cute picture! The tall grass gives this picture some extra romantic-ness I think...


Blogger Country Girl said ... (12:51 PM) : 

I love the vintage photo collection, especially when there are captions that explain who the people are. Thanks for this one.


Anonymous Sarah said ... (12:53 PM) : 

This is the kind of moment films try to re-create. Just stunningly beautiful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

Very nice


Anonymous Berlinboy said ... (12:58 PM) : 

How romantic!!!


Anonymous Charlotte@SweetDentelles said ... (1:04 PM) : 

Wonderful picture and so much love!


Blogger Gabriela Galvão said ... (1:18 PM) : 

Qe foto magnifíca!.

("What a magnificent photo!.", I say -in Portuguese.)


Anonymous the style crusader said ... (1:22 PM) : 

This is insanely beautiful and looks straight out of an old movie. xx


Blogger Cecilia W. said ... (1:23 PM) : 

Oh, my gosh, this is so incredibly beautiful. I love this Vintage Photographs series to bits!

mew mew


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:27 PM) : 

amazing simple love...
xoxo M.


Blogger galatea. said ... (1:30 PM) : 

ahh this is like a movie! or a really great fragance ad x

nice pixx

- gala


Blogger Belle de Ville said ... (1:32 PM) : 

Splendor in the grass, French style?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:33 PM) : 

I LOVE this Vinitage photo idea!!
I enjoy this soooo much. Every photo is moving, I complete in my head the story missing from the picture and think about the meaning of memory in those not-so-documented days
thank you


Blogger The Foolish Aesthete said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Such a romantic image! Very lovely.


Anonymous Natasha said ... (1:47 PM) : 

this is old romance at it's best, i love this


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Splendeur Dans L'erbe
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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:54 PM) : 

Thank you for this picture. It reminded me in the single world that true love does exist.


Anonymous christopher said ... (2:03 PM) : 

that's an amazing family document right there; how lucky you are to have it. thank you mei, and thank you scott, for sharing it with us.


Blogger Sara said ... (2:06 PM) : 

SO charming & romantic.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 PM) : 

love love love!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 PM) : 

wow am i first? the picture is so cute, i love the setting of it. now that's what you call romantic :)


Blogger Nomad said ... (2:19 PM) : 


That took my breath away!

No wonder they married a few months later...



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:23 PM) : 

Looks like Chet Baker!


Blogger amelia said ... (2:23 PM) : 

straight out of a 1950's romance movie. proof that some movies are based on reality, and aren't always so idealistic.


Blogger MandaPanda said ... (2:45 PM) : 

Such a great photo and so romantic <3


Blogger Amanda* said ... (3:06 PM) : 

AMAZING photo! A sweet love story :)


Blogger Renee said ... (3:27 PM) : 

This is so cute! They look so in love!


Blogger Suzanne said ... (3:51 PM) : 

Simply beautiful!


Blogger The Fancy Teacup said ... (3:55 PM) : 

You can tell how smitten he was with her! Such a sweet capture.

♥, Jamie


Blogger Agni said ... (4:23 PM) : 

They look like figures from fairy tale...


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:27 PM) : 

What a romantic image.


Blogger CHR said ... (4:42 PM) : 

ohh is a beautiful photo! I love vintage photos!!


Blogger The Girl Next Door said ... (4:53 PM) : 

this is just beautiful.


Blogger saradowle said ... (5:06 PM) : 

What a beautiful picture - romance personified!


Anonymous mon sac by me said ... (5:11 PM) : 

So much love in their eyes !!


Blogger moi said ... (5:51 PM) : 

oh my, this is love


Blogger The snap style said ... (5:55 PM) : 

very romantic, simple amazing!


Blogger C.R said ... (6:09 PM) : 

Awwww, beautiful pic! Thanks for sharing!! :)


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Anonymous Inês M. said ... (6:25 PM) : 

beautiful. makes us all a bit jealous :)


Blogger Project Curve said ... (6:29 PM) : 

i love this!!!!


Blogger MY STYLE by Natalia Frigenti said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Love it!!! Es precioso...
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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:09 PM) : 

Just about to have a roll in the hay, literally!


Blogger christine concepcion said ... (7:11 PM) : 

Such a beautiful picture! All you need is love, Love is all you need.


Blogger annamaria potamiti said ... (7:26 PM) : 

What an amazing photo- yes you feel the love but you also feel the breeze and the earth and all!Gorgeous, thank you!


Blogger Michelle's Style File said ... (7:37 PM) : 

SO beautiful-an absolute treasure.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:32 PM) : 

Fantastic photo !

Love it !

Hugs from Paris



Blogger windrock studio said ... (9:12 PM) : 

So very beautiful and dreamy ...
ah! young love!


Blogger annie said ... (9:45 PM) : 

this is stunning. how lucky that such a beautiful moment was captured!



Blogger Saiparn said ... (10:00 PM) : 

Love the old-time portrait...


Blogger Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said ... (10:01 PM) : 

The most AMAZING SHOT EVER! I could totally see this inspiring a future shoot of yours! Sooo breathtaking!

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Blogger Roberto Pires said ... (10:34 PM) : 

Beautiful photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 PM) : 

so romantic!!!


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (10:42 PM) : 

this is incredible. what a special picture to have.


Blogger Melissa Haight said ... (11:02 PM) : 

Wow. This is a classic case of a picture speaking a thousand words...


Anonymous all-in-the-silhouette said ... (11:25 PM) : 

They look as if they are breathing each other...


Blogger nari said ... (11:31 PM) : 

such romance..


Anonymous Fashion Foie Gras said ... (12:03 AM) : 

What an amazing photograph! Love and style all mixed into one moment in time. Timeless!


Anonymous Mateo said ... (12:14 AM) : 

Vintage Love...


Blogger Rachel said ... (12:29 AM) : 

That's a lovely photo! I mean really fantastic


Blogger Joanne Cox said ... (2:09 AM) : 

so very beautiful.


Anonymous Min said ... (3:14 AM) : 

Very good photo.


Anonymous luminox said ... (3:22 AM) : 

Outstanding in photograph


Blogger streetmaster said ... (3:27 AM) : 

romantic :)


Blogger Lauriña said ... (3:34 AM) : 

i can't believe it! one of the most beautiful vintage picts i've even seen and you are the one that have it! it's a little treasure.


Blogger ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said ... (3:47 AM) : 



Anonymous Hannah said ... (4:33 AM) : 

C'est trop beau - j'attends avec impatience de mon année en France! What a perfect photograph.


Blogger Zaczynam Odchudzanie said ... (4:46 AM) : 

So romantic.


Anonymous LB said ... (5:13 AM) : 

A very romantic photo... he's so enterprising!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 AM) : 

So romantic!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:45 AM) : 

Wonderful pic.. notice how he's wearing his watch over the shirt sleeve..


Blogger Michelle Lee said ... (5:57 AM) : 

so beautiful & romantic :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:05 AM) : 

simply breathtaking.amazing composition and passion.


Blogger Mercedes said ... (6:39 AM) : 

wauw! these kind of pictures make it all worth to take pictures, to enjoy them many years later and say wauw!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 AM) : 

beautiful. their shapes resemble a heart.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:01 AM) : 



Blogger miss k said ... (7:24 AM) : 

Beautiful photo, i wish we lived in black and white, makes everything look so romantic!


Anonymous Lara said ... (7:51 AM) : 

This is so beautiful and romantic. I simply cannot believe that this is only their second date - no wonder they married so quickly!


Blogger Copper Etiquette said ... (8:04 AM) : 

You have so many beautiful photos of your family.

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Blogger Laura said ... (8:06 AM) : 

This must be the sweetest photo. It is wonderful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:42 AM) : 

we are exposed to so much forced sexuality in ads these days, that when you see a picture like this you remember how simple the real thing is.


Blogger Eugenia210 said ... (9:24 AM) : 

Real love!


Anonymous T H D said ... (9:34 AM) : 



Blogger La Profe said ... (10:02 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:08 AM) : 

Beautiful <3


Anonymous KAREN and SUZ said ... (10:27 AM) : 

What a lovely photo. Wish I had such glamorous second dates.


Anonymous Designer Dresses said ... (10:29 AM) : 

Lovely photograph, it truly is and although I would have liked to see the lady's dress more clearly, I am very appreciative of the moment captured. Thank you for sharing!


Blogger jillian :: cornflake dreams. said ... (10:53 AM) : 

such a sweet photo, you can see how much they love each other! fantastic. xo jillian:: ps im hosting a judy kaufmann print giveaway!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:56 AM) : 

kissing in their second date? Under the sister's supervission and in the 50s? Vive la France!


Blogger Kerold och Carolinas reflektioner said ... (11:03 AM) : 

You look very similar to him. What a beautiful photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

I am by no means a fan of twilight but this image reminded me of all their propaganda....

It's very sweet.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:41 AM) : 

Makes me think of _Wuthering Heights_...


Anonymous Rachel said ... (12:17 PM) : 

this is really lovely!


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (12:22 PM) : 

awww.... ♥


Blogger Hattori Hanzo (el sartenista) said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Una linda foto, llena de recuerdos sin duda.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:25 PM) : 

Beautiful photo!


Blogger M said ... (12:41 PM) : 

Lovely photograph.


Blogger Christiane said ... (1:05 PM) : 

AWWW, It's crazy! I spend the week end actually taking romantic pictures of a couple and it was as sweet. Gotta find myself a honey too then! So lovely!!!


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

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Anonymous Simone Leblanc said ... (1:58 PM) : 

WOW. absolutely adore this photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:48 PM) : 

Love these vintage photos! Please keep them coming, Scott.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

I love the image...soft grasses, soft kiss--but who took the photo???


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Oops, just read the text more carefully and see who took the photo. It might explain why they have their eyes open!


Anonymous Serena said ... (4:38 PM) : 

This is such an interesting and unique blog, it's so original and cool. Keep up the good work, the photography is amazing.


Blogger Her fashion closet said ... (4:47 PM) : 

I love these vintage photos!
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Blogger Sybe said ... (5:37 PM) : 

this picture is amazing !


Anonymous Foteini P. said ... (5:48 PM) : 

A M A Z I N G ! ! ! !


Made me smile!!!


Blogger R. Grace said ... (5:49 PM) : 

This is perfection. How beautiful and heartwarming.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM) : 

comme un reve


Blogger Angeles Almuna said ... (6:06 PM) : 

Nostalgic is coming to my mind....incredible beautiful, I don't have words to describe my happiness right now.....
Kisses and thank for sharing this....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:52 PM) : 

Breathtaking; like a scene lifted straight from the pages of a fairy tale. The variations of grey-brown's and creamy white's are beautiful.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:47 PM) : 

Thank-you Mei!


Blogger Ana said ... (7:59 PM) : 

Such a marvelous picture.
Love, love, love it!


Anonymous Carol said ... (8:39 PM) : 

"They married a few months later."

Well, I should hope so!


Blogger Oh my Dior! said ... (9:18 PM) : 

that is a really cute romantic photo!!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (10:14 PM) : 

Second dates aren't what they used to be. These two make Jack and Rose look boring.


Blogger Hope said ... (10:39 PM) : 

Wow. That is beautiful!!



Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (11:01 PM) : 

Life imitates art
and right from the start
it was your scent in the air
with the wind in your hair
which flowed straight into my heart.


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Blogger Unknown said ... (4:03 AM) : 

You were so right, this section is mesmerizing.
This month Madrid is hosting a photo-festival, it's called photoespaña...Im sure you also checked out Ron Gaella's work at Loewe's store in Madrid, well, there are a couple other expos with old pictures such as this one and they are simply're right, some of thos pictures are just amazing!


Blogger V.V. said ... (5:08 AM) : 

It looks like a fairy tale!


Anonymous antique engagement rings said ... (6:33 AM) : 

What lovely photos.. a era gone by... enjoy them!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:59 AM) : 

For me what makes this photo is the grass - you can almost hear it moving, brushing against your own skin. I love the way that your blog has evolved. I know that you presented a vintage photo series last year, but I also mean with respect to other types of photos that you are presenting. Great work! Seems your blog will not become stale.


Blogger Barbara Tommasin said ... (8:53 AM) : 

This photo is wonderful. I love vintage photos, especially those of the 50's.


Blogger This Queen is Dead said ... (8:56 AM) : 

This vintage photos idea is amazing! I always had a thing for old photos but the ones posted here are truly beautiful. Thanks for giving us the chance to appreciate them!


Anonymous silje said ... (9:10 AM) : 

this is stunning, just wow.


Blogger Bohemian Life said ... (9:11 AM) : 

Love it! :)


Blogger Anže Osterman said ... (9:29 AM) : 

Very nice!


Anonymous Melanie said ... (9:59 AM) : 

That's such a cute picture!!



Blogger Ravenna Moreira said ... (10:08 AM) : 

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Blogger Lou said ... (10:20 AM) : 

They somehow look a bit like Scott and Garance to me. Ha! Classic.


Blogger Lady Fur said ... (10:49 AM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:58 AM) : 

gorgeous photo


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Blogger InStudio Blog said ... (12:03 PM) : 

The BEST yet!


Blogger Tangled Metal said ... (12:49 PM) : 

What a great photo. I wish I had pictures of my grandparents when they were young. They have passed and all I have are the most recent photos.


Blogger 82Brute said ... (1:23 PM) : 

It's hard to imagine these two ever grew old. This could be an album cover or a book jacket. Just beautiful!


Blogger Smith And Ratliff said ... (1:54 PM) : 

I'm so in love with this photo.


Blogger alessandra nitti said ... (2:32 PM) : 

very romantic!!


Anonymous Mei said ... (3:30 PM) : 

Thanks to published my grandparents's pictures! ;)


Blogger Milan Boya said ... (3:59 PM) : 

love love love...


Blogger sarah dargie said ... (4:11 PM) : 

The best thing about this picture is that it is real and part of a story of intimacy which not just came true but is being told their grandson. Beautiful moments have consequences and can and should be appreciated in their honesty and meaning by any number of generations later. Thanks.


Blogger Angel Court Jewels... said ... (5:49 PM) : 

So lovely


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:00 PM) : 

I adore this


Anonymous sandra said ... (7:27 PM) : 

aw amazing photo! it´s by far the best vintage picture in a long time.


Blogger Ridonkulus said ... (12:21 AM) : 

the story makes the photo so much better. what a wonderful picture to still have in your family. i also loved the scalloped white edging on vintage photos, in itself a mat or frame for the picture. wish they still made these!


Anonymous Zoe G. said ... (12:57 AM) : 

this photo is quite lovely. it's utterly inspiring.


Anonymous vintage engagement rings said ... (6:44 AM) : 

I wanted to look again at the vintage photos.. i really enjoyed them.. thanks!


Blogger Marie-eve said ... (5:10 PM) : 

Brilliant. This picture is so rich. I feel that this picture doesn't promote or show clothing, it inspires design.


Blogger Anindya said ... (3:25 AM) : 

*that's how i say cute*

this picture is so romantic. i can see how much they love each other. best vintage photo ever.


Blogger Toma said ... (8:19 AM) : 



Blogger Eve said ... (12:55 PM) : 

So beautiful. If you hadn't noted it was grandmere et grandpere, I would have thought ad campaign for Vogue - possibly a fragrance ad.


Blogger kendal croix. said ... (12:05 PM) : 

this picture is just perfect. it makes me happy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 PM) : 

I love this!


Blogger flowercake said ... (11:11 PM) : 

so Adorable


Blogger Sunday Vintage said ... (3:58 AM) : 

This photo is so inspiring and is what love is all about! :) Thanks for sharing it with us.


Anonymous Sundal said ... (3:59 PM) : 

They are GORGEOUS!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:22 AM) : 



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