May I present the new Queen of the Fireplace!
The linen fabric is in great shape, just needed a good steam cleaning. Isn't she gorgeous?
Since Friday is also Vintage Photo Friday (thanks, Tracey) my choice of the day is another beautyqueen.
This is a picture of my Greataunt Kaethe (in English you'd say "Katie"). I was very close to her, even closer than to my Grandmother, her sister. What makes her even more special, is that she, too, was born and raised in Germany and lived in the USA later in life, just like me.
She looks so beautiful, and she was a beautiful person inside and out! She made almost all her clothes by herself and sewed a lot for the whole family, especially greatnieces and nephews. She lived in the USA when times were rough after WW II in Germany and she always sent goodies for the family. Just recently my Mom told me, that my Grandfather loved coffee and she would regularly send him some, when at that time no one else in that small town had any!
I don't know when the photo was taken or how old she was, but do so much wish I knew more or could talk to her now! I miss her!