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 andneutrals 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 fridayat my romantic home..."re-finding" this dress and memory have made me smile a lot this week!)