The Young Reunion 1910
This is the inspiration picture for my latest project in progress.
These are my relatives at a reunion. My Grandmother is the 5th on the right, holding her first child.
I love to make dolls and fimo food. This will be a project that will use both. Most of the men are civil war vets. The dresses will be lots of fun. The tables at our reunions were always everyone bring a dish, then they passed each dish down. Each family brought their own table service and silverware. I will use the odds and ends I have collected over the years. Not everything matches. 1910 was when jello was introduced. I have quite a few of those made up. The rest of the food will be what the farming communities would have in 1910. I don't see picnic baskets anywhere in this picture, but at the Reunion Convention 2009, I got more than a few picnic baskets I plan to put in empty corners.
If you click on the picture, in the far left corner you will see an old car. I found one just like it at a garage sale that was a copper planter. I think the scale will be just about right. Usually the colors were green or burgundy. I have some of the food items finished and have to start on the dolls. I am aiming for a similar look, but am not planning on making the faces identical. I made a huge wash tub of watermelons in water and ice. The watermelons are made of nutmegs painted to color of watermelons. Nutmegs are just the right size and shape of a melon in scale. The ice cubes are made of the clear bakeit crystles.