the color of memories (show and tell friday)

well, today my ADD led me to consider color; and contemplating color led me down memory lane; and memory lane led me to an older photo album; which led to a dress in my closet that i haven't looked at in years.  it started while i was looking at some beautiful new scrap supplies that arrived in the mail, and i realized that i have been ordering things that have color.  and especially things that are aqua/tealish. wow.  i have avoided strong, bright colors for a number of years now.  but something has shifted again.  either i am fickle; or it's spring fever; or it's just some cyclical thing.  i will always like whites and neutrals for my home...always.  but since i live with a husband who likes color - there will always be some in our decor.  and now it looks like there will be more in my craft supplies...at least for a while.  and that's fine - i know that it's not either/or!

contemplating the color aqua made me think of this...a wonderful vintage dress that i bought for a 50s party, back in the early 90s.  i found it at a thrift store and had a fabulous time wearing it:)  i just had to share it with my vintage-loving friends here - it's so fun to have a blog to share things like this!

and...a few photos of me in the dress at said party:)  i remember being disappointed that i couldn't get my hair into a beehive hairdo that night!  so i went "plain"...(this is just a family friend, and we both happened to be living in san diego at the time - i married his first cousin a few years down the road)

you know, i wouldn't want to go back again - but it's fun to remember these more carefree days and moments...and i'm thankful, once again, for photos to help jog my memory!

(edited to add: i am linking up to show and tell friday at my romantic home..."re-finding" this dress and memory have made me smile a lot this week!)


Laurie said...

I love how you're eating a lollipop in that one picture! Great little dress, thanks for showing us!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

You are darling in the dress! How fun! And yes, I find myself bringing in a pop of color now days. For some reason, I'm liking orange. Crazy! ~Mindy

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love, love, love the dress!!! You look so pretty in it and it seems to suit you. It's one of my favorite styles. See, you CAN do color! More than you think.


trash talk said...

That is your color. Wonderful little dress...I just love the fur for just a hint of naughty! You were such a little Lolita!

Rebecca said...

What a pretty little dress and wasn't that a great time but you are right I wouldn't want to go back.

June said...

Oh what a doll you are in that picture. I love the dress and it's color!

Jennifer Rizzo sanctuary art said...

That dress is fantastic and you are adorable! I love the color of the tulle too. That was a great find, even in the 90's!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahh such sweet photos & a lovely dress.

Hootin' Anni said...

I can so see myself in this dress...from back in my youth. Just be careful of that tootsie roll pop...the material is hard to remove stains!! LOL [I remember!]

My show n tell is HERE. I do hope you can find time to stop by and visit me. I'd love your company.

Have a super weekend.

TheSmithHotel said...

That is such a pretty dress! It looked great on you! I love that color of blue!

Thanks for sharing,

tales from an oc cottage said...

How fun!

m ^..^

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely dress with a story to tell and too cute the photo with the lollipop

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a cool dress! I found a mint green 1950's dress at a thrift store when I was in highschool and it was so fun to wear. I think it's pretty rare to find these pretty vintage pieces for reasonable prices today. Thrift stores have caught on and jack up the price.


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