Sunday, January 10, 2010

What is it that makes vintage women so beautiful? Is it the hair always curled and sculpted to a definite look? Is it the old timey black and white shots that allow so much for imagination? Is it the cleanliness of their clothes and belongings?

I don't know if we associate cleanliness and order with the pictures because of the time when they were taken, or if it was really that way. Black and white shots certainly seem to cover up defects in skin and yellow teeth. And whenever you have a definite cut or style you always look more kempt.

But to me it seems to be something more, how can you explain, the simple smile on so many of the average looking women faces. They might be homely, and yet something about them seems so simple, beautiful and happy. Whats your opinion? Do they appeal to you that way?

Here are some of my favorite average women of the vintage era's.

I love this one! I wonder if they were sisters?

I think these two girls are beautiful!
Enjoying factory work

So many dishes...and yet still smiling!

Can you imagine looking that good while checking the sink?

Getting ready for an outing! I love the coats and scarfs

The well equipped cook!

Enjoying her baby!

I love how she looks so beautiful and glamorous even in
a baseball uniform!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gone With The Wind amazes me, everytime I read the book or watch the movie I am amazed at the power and thought it has. Also, me being me, I always love the old fashioned southern hospitality.White damask,real silver ware, large candles, long tables and the quiet and ease still enjoyed by many southerners today. So I was interested the other day when I heard a very deep conversation about Gone With The Wind. I was suprised to hear how some people LOVED it and some HATED it there seemed no middle ground! Why is it that this book has brings out such strong feelings?Here are some of my favorite Gone With The Wind pictures and trivia as well as my favorite southern mansions, settings, and decor!

Southern Hospitality

Is white or brick better?

columns columns columns!

A little D.Cish

I love this one! Stairs pillars and all!

Tara, beautiful Tara!

I love the way they tastefully done pink, somtimes
a hard thing to do.

My how barbeques have changed!

Beautiful mint julep

Love the built in bookshelves, mine are smilar

not quite so impressive though!

I love oak trees! My grandparents driveway is

lined with oak trees.

Growing up in an old southern family its funny

to see some traditions still persist today!

The pillars add so much!

LOVE the stair case!!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My First Post!
As a little girl my sisters and I would have tea partys. Not bright pink, fury boa affiars with plastic tea cups. But somthing more sophisticated, usually coppied from the adult tea parties my mother held. When I was about 10 years of age, my mother gave me a book on tea etiquette. I have since them read the book many times and called on it for all references!

So now that I am older I still have tea parties, I have a group of freinds who get together at least once every two months and dress up in our favorite vintage clothing. I hope to get pictures up but we will see!

The ritual aof having tea has been a soarce of fascination and pleasure for more than a century and a half. For many of us, our first encounter with this ritual occurred when we were children. (like me!) Charmed by the smallness of the cups and saucers, delighted with tiny sandwiches and other treats, we were thrilled to step away from our everyday selves and enter a world of beautiful politeness.

That early affection has kept its hold on us even in our maturity. Always happy to take a moment away from the cares of the day, we look to tea for an opportunity to enter, once again, a world where grace and gentility are still important and relaxation is the goal.
Its sort of the feeling you get when looking at a Norman Rockwell picture, that peaceful elegance and purity that makes all of us love vintage so much.

Tea can be anything you want it to be. It can be a quick piece of toast and a drink, just make sure you sit down, use a cloth napkin, and enjoy it!

I hope you and your friends explore the world of the afternoon and enjoy it!