Good morning! Eartha and I are about to brave the freezing rain to drive up to Ashland City for one of Family Tree's estate sales, so if you don't hear from us by Monday, expect that we are in some Oregon Trail type situation, except replace the Conestoga with a Honda, and replace fording the river with trying to figure out if the highway is covered in black ice or not. The things we do to hunt for vintage stuff!!!!
Anyway, before I hit the road, here's a quick post from a Flickr stream of color photos from 1947 (it's my new favorite year) of the user's parent's honeymoon. And aren't they just CAPITAL vacation snaps?
One, I love how the mom is dressed exactly as I would imagine Hepburn on vacation-- trim grey slacks, brown laceups, brown belt, white soft collared shirt, great color blocked sweater. And she's threatening to throw a snowball at us! That scamp!
This is the dad, somewhere in the Painted Desert. Their 1947 post-nuptials vacation seems to have mainly been in Arizona, but the first picture is from Colorado of that same year (even though the couple is from Minnesota). They got around the country that year! See the dad's gold wrist watch, high waisted pants, and great smile.
All the snaps from the canyon itself are amazing-- it's so interesting to see the timelessness of that backdrop even almost seventy years later. The mother's plaid skinny strapped day dress is ACTUALLY KILLING ME. It's funny, but I can't remember seeing a lot of so bare-at-the-top summer wear in actual candid, vernacular photographs-- on fashion models, yes, but here's a pretty newlywed in a spaghetti strapped dress out in public in the day time-- and think about how hot it must have been! I don't blame her. Do you see the cute little black leather handbag with its similarly thin straps?
The shoes! The embroidery on the shoes! The tiny, slight wedge!
In this picture, the sweater from the Hepburn picture joins the strappy dress at an elevation of twelve thousand feet! No wonder she needed additional warm garments. Doesn't the girl look like Ingrid Bergman in this picture (high praise in my book)?
SO. BEAUTIFUL. SO! BEAUTIFUL!
Hiking and for some reason carrying a wrapped present (?), our heroine dons a freakin' adorable cap, rolls up some perfect 1940's denim trousers, and exposes her light blue socks to the world. She makes it look easy to throw together an athletic outdoors outfit!
I really like the markings on this "Newspaper Rock" and am again struck by the timelessness...the same marking that were there in 1847 are there in 1947 and will be there again in 2047. Amazing. Do you see the weird mammal looking thing in the center near the sun? My favorite.
"Look westward, angel!"
Aaaah! I want to see the coffee AND the curios! I am curios curious! Cute snap and look at all the cars and the adobe like building.
Now this is just cruel-- what are the trees of mystery! I don't have time to look the up right now, but let me know if you know!
That's all for this week...wish us luck at the sales and I will see you Monday!!