Thursday, March 10, 2011

Garden Girls

I've been going on about summer/beach/resort wear (and will continue to do so shortly), but I was just looking at some gorgeous 1920s colored photos which Glamour Daze found in the National Geographic archives and am reminded of the beauty of spring blooms that should be coming in the next couple of months.  While perusing these images of vintage "garden girls," I suddenly remembered that last spring, I took a number of photos of myself traipsing around in my vintage 20s and 30s frocks (for my shop, ultimately), amidst the cherry blossoms and lilacs and tulips; for a lark, thought I'd repost some of those images alongside some of the vintage ones Glamour Daze dug up.  All the frocks I'm wearing in the snaps below have gone on to other happy homes. I wonder what they're doing now? hehe.
























18 comments:

Porcelina said...

Aw, so beautiful and cute! Especially love the pink dress on you.

Miss P xx

Emily said...

Those vintage photos are sooooo lovely!!! The ones of you fit in so well. I often wonder the same thing when I pass along vintage to a new home. Maybe I am just too attached to my clothes... :)

Tasha said...

Oh you just fit right in, perfectly!

Mrs. Exeter said...

What great photos - you look so pretty in pink, I hope the cherry blossom comes out soon and you've got another pink frock to pose in :)

Love the lady in yellow with the droopy hat - the garden behind her is so sweeet too.

Lauren Hairston said...

This makes me wish spring were here already! It never lasts as long as it ought to--feels like we go straight from winter to summer!

Harlow Darling said...

I love the photo of you in the mauve dress amongst the blossoms, stunning!

garofit said...

Oh I did love that first pink one. I wish I'd be so lucky some day as to find something like that...

Diva said...

The pictures are delightful and you look lovely!

The Dreamstress said...

What fabulous vintage photos - I feel like I've stepped into the gardens at Scoatney with Cassandra and Rose.

The second vintage picture, where they are picking from a field of blue flowers, is particularly interesting. I always thought the long necklaces were for evening wear. Now I know they were used for daytime too.

honey hi said...

that picture of you in the pink dress is the best!!! i love everything about it

Charlotte said...

Adorable! (The vintage photos and you)

I love the one of the girl in the yellow dress - such a flattering frock for the 20s!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you for your comments!!! I do miss these frocks (esp. the late 1910s/early 1920s pink one). More importantly, I miss the sight of green grass and blooming flowers, so I can't wait for spring to sprout here!!!!

Emily: I'm pretty attached to my frocks, as well :)

Dreamstress!! so nice to hear from you again!! I think I had lost track of your blog. Must add your new addy to my following list!

thatdamngreendress said...

I think I can just about enjoy yearning for spring now...thanks for this lovely inspiration!

Dsata said...

Marvelous !

Mary R. said...

Sigh, so beautiful!

BaronessVonVintage said...

thank you!!! I can't wait to look out my window and see colourful blossoms once again. These images give me HOPE!

nudeedudee said...

Absolutely stunning set of photos! You do fit right in Lady! Very inspirational all of them.

Glamour Daze said...

Only just seeing these now. They're gorgeous. Maybe someone will dig these up in 80 years time and marvel over them like we did with the Cliff adams pics.Your fashion styles are always a joy to see.