It’s the first of July, it’s summer, and when everything goes well, lots of sunshine, and many happy faces! I love summer, sunshine, flowers, and I am a happy person, who likes to smile. But today, for 15 years now, this month brings also some sadness. It’s also a period for me to remember some loved ones, who passed away. My mother and ‘grandma’ Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan
Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan (1906 – 2000) in vintage Cartier picture frame, handmade bronze lamp by Daum, Art Deco pendulettes by Cartier, Wedgwood vase (all private collecton), flowers by Bloom Studio (Click photo to enlarge).
Exactly 2 weeks after the death of my mother, ‘grandma’ Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan passed away.
Playing as a child in the garden of Yakymour was a happy, innocent time, thanx to ‘Grandma’ Yaky and to Sadruddin, where an by whom I could be fully myself and forget ‘the bad things’, and get some strenght.
She had a big heart. No matter what kind of religion, man or women, or even sexual oriantation, she was véry openminded, Yakymour was always an open house. “We should take care of eachother, everybody should be loved!, We are here on earth to do good, and not to harm or judge people, so lets love” she always said. And that’s what she did! She teached and showed me a lot! I’m always be grateful to that.
We talked to each other occasionally on the phone. You were so tired. Taking care of my mother, and the things that had to be done afer that, made that we haven’t seen eachother anymore…. everything went soo quick. Begum Om Habibeh ‘Mata Salamat’ aka Yvette Labrousse died on 1 July 2000, in Le Cannet, near Cannes, at the age of 94 years.
Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan (1906 – 2000) in vintage Cartier picture frames, Wedgwood vase (all private collecton) (Click photo to enlarge).
Like my mother she had the wish to stay in her own house, her own room, her own bed. She had some wonderful people who loved her and who took care of her: thanx Jeanet.
In the years she gave me some beautiful presents, like these to vintage sterling Art Deco Cartier picture frames. I gave them a special place in my house, and sometimes I change the pictures, to think about the wonderful time we had.
Time flies, sometimes it (still) feels like yesterday! You where very special to me, I will always remember the time! Thanx always!