Today I traveled with Angelica to Vancouver to join in a little 1938 themed picnic with some of our fellow vintage loving friends. We sat in the shade of the trees surrounding the army barracks of Fort Vancouver and giggled over the jitterbuggin’ slang book Jessie and Julie of Fab Gabs brought, and drooled over the 1937 catalog that Rhiannon of Garb-Oh Vintage brought along as we noshed on our lunch and maybe drank a little hooch, courtesy of AlexSandra!
Rhiannon brought along her spiderweb purse that she just recently finished crocheting herself from a 1938 pattern! Isn’t it fantastic? She then added a perfect little Bakelite spider brooch.
Solanah of Vixen Vintage made her darling dress, with even a bow on her hat to match! You can’t go wrong with red, white and blue!
I also had the pleasure of meeting new company, including the very talented Anna of Anna in Technicolor. Her blog is full of her glorious sewing projects, including some superb 1800s garments!
Of course everyone was wondering what themed event would be next…maybe pumpkin picking in our farmer’s daughter best, or suits for an afternoon of shopping followed by drinks. You’ll just have to wait and see!
Dress: Gift from Alicia
Hair Flowers: Fabric Depot
Charm Bracelet: Alicia’s case at Antique Alley
Shoes: Chinese Laundry, TJ Maxx or Marshal’s…who knows…
Peacock Parasol: …er…maybe The Clothes Horse, Eugene…
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8 comments on “1938 Picnic”
LOVE your dress; it looks so fab on you! Looks like you had a beautiful day for a picnic. Now I’m inspired to have one!
Looks like a fun day! I love picnics, and I also love that spider bag!
Oh what a splendid looking way to pass a sunny summer afternoon! I wish your picnic had been held in Vancouver, B.C. – perhaps I could have sweet talked the mister into heading down there on a road trip, if it had been 🙂
You look (and are) so completely beautiful. That soft buttery shade of yellow is marvelous on you, dear gal!
These gatherings always looks so pretty and fun! Looks like it was the perfect day for a picnic.
It was so lovely to meet you yesterday, and thank you for posting these fabulous pictures!
You always seem to go to the best themed events! Lovely photos of everyone all around.
You all look like you had a swanky time! I love what you did with your hair…the flowers look so fresh against the hot, dry backdrop of summer. xx
I love, love, love your dress. Every colour seems to look glorious with your hair and skin.