Can you believe the second annual Summer Style Soiree is coming to a close? I have really enjoyed flexing the creative muscle to create projects inspired from our style icons this year. I think we are going out with a bang with the coolest cat of them all – James Dean!
Last week my mom sent a picture of my Dad and Uncle in my Grandpa’s 1935 Ford… and immediately my James Dean inspiration struck!
This car has a very special background. Back when my grandparents dated in the 1940’s, it was in a 1935 Ford. So when my Grandfather found a similar one in 1962, he bought it for $200. (Can you even imagine buying a car for $200?) He worked on restoring it over the years but never got it running. I guess those five kids mouths to feed were more important?!?! 🙂
When Grandpa passed away, my Uncle took over the job and has been enjoying the process ever since. Sadly Grandpa will never see his car restored but I know he is smiling every time that engine rumbles. I absolutely love that my Uncle has it running and looking so great!
Back in 2011, when Mr. Big Stuff was only 8 weeks old and I was on maternity leave, we made the trek to Florida to visit my grandmother. This visit meant so much! Of course, we had to take some shots of him sitting on the Ford!
You see, his middle name is after Grandpa and it was really special to introduce him to a piece of his heritage. I have always just LOVED these pictures capturing this special time. This shot is hands down one of my all time favorites!
A quick stop to Staples for the infamous engineer print and we were in business! And this is definitely large-and-in-charge coming in at 3 feet by 4 feet.