Wedding Pictures and Burned Down Houses

Today I went to estate sale in Hamtramck, Michigan. I didn’t know until I walked in that the sale was of a fellow vintage dealer (still living). That made it a bit more interesting…

I was surprised and excited to run into my brother and sister-in-law just a few minutes after I walked in (Andy, say hi! – Andy told me he reads this blog today, which made me smile), and we caught up as we all went through boxes, racks and tables of vintage clothing, records, shoes and other stuff. Most of it was junk, but I did get a number of choice T shirts and  these lovely wedding pictures:

I LOVE this dress! What a gorgeous bustline! And her nail polish is a fantastic color, isn’t it?

A truly Motown Wedding! The bride and groom are such a sweet looking couple…and I love the bridesmaids’ outfits!

Across the street was a burned out house, with an interesting art installation after the home had met it’s demise…

It reads “Speramus Meliora Resurget Cineribus” (Latin for, “We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes”), which is Detroit’s official motto. Beautiful! Does anyone know who made this?

Inside the house was a different story…

Piles and piles of clothing, added after the fact. Who would do this, and why? What a shame…

An interesting day, for sure.