Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My dad...

Before my dad started to grow plants and flowers for living, he used to work as decorator. Back in the early sixties part of the education as decorator was to hand paint signs. I love the way a hand painted sign looks, so, of course he had to create the new sign for my studio ( Well, he made the old one as well... nice with a talented family ! ).

As young dude he used to work in the very finest women's clothing shop in our town. One day they received a whole shipment of finest Scottish woolen fabrics, and my father and his colleagues had a bet going on; would dad be recognized walking through the city in disguise. The local newspaper shoot pictures and wrote an article about the Scottish fabrics ( this was for about 40 years before the Internet... ). Oh, how I love that picture; those cars... that outfit... and well, I guess, my dad too. I wish, our town was just as pretty now, as back then!



10 comments:

muralimanohar said...

What an awesome pic of your dad. So handsome, too.

Kristina said...

Hej Mette ;o)
Sjov historie og hvilket FEDT billede! Gid de biler stadig kørte rundt her!!

Anonymous said...

Billedet af din fars amlende hænder er fantsatisk. Jeg elsker at se håndværkere arbejde, som bare VED hvordan tingene skal gøres.

Anonymous said...

Undskyld: der skulle stå "arbejdende hænder" i det forrige indlæg.Ved ikke lige hvad der skete der !

Claudia said...

Such a nice little story.
I love both photos: the old black & white and the new one!

Poshyarns said...

That is a great picture and a really lovely story to accompany it.

josephine said...

Hej M. Jag jobbar som kommunikatör/dekoratör själv och ÖNSKAR att man kunde fått fortsätta jobba så som din far gjorde, djupt avundsjuk på din far. Låt oss få se den färdiga skylten!
Tack för en underbart härlig inspirerande blogg, Hoppas att få komma till din butik någon dag, det ser Helt underbart ut.
Hilsen från andra sidan sundet - josephine

mollie said...

such a lovely story! i love your blog and have been enjoying looking at your beautiful life through your archives.

mado&co said...

Such a nice little story !

karin said...

Oh wow, Mette. This story and the photo is fantastic. Can imagine it....