Flowers and Ferdinand

On Sunday there was the Vintage Visitors April meet-up with a floral theme. I saw this as a perfect time to do a Ferdinand the Bull Disneybound, as the event and its timing combined flowers, which Ferdinand loves, it fell just a few days after my birthday, and I’m a Taurus and I had a Ferdinand Taurus pin! It was also a perfect time to debut my Ferdinand parasol!

Ferdinand was one of the first things that came to mind when I started doing parasols, as he is one of my favorite Disney characters. I attempted it multiple times, screwing up each time. Characters that feature a lot of black, where lines must be shown within that black, are more difficult, and after two or three failures on Ferdinand I chose a different approach and different image to work off of, and I am thrilled with how it came out!

Oh, and you all get a bonus pic! A shot of one of Disneyland’s infamous cats!

I believe her name is Becky. And we spied her on the docks along the Rivers of America across from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We even saw her catch a lizard. For those who may not know, the Disneyland Resort does “employ” feral cats. They are there, ironically, to take care of the rodent population, keeping Disneyland rodent free, with a few rather large exceptions of course, like Mickey! The Disneyland Resort does take care of them too, both feeding them, and spay/neutering them. If you spy one you may observe a clipped ear, that is to indicate they been spayed/neutered. It’s important to keep in mind that while they are “maintained” they are still feral, and skittish around people. You can read more about Disney’s cats here.

When I look at my week ahead I am frantic over the thought that Dapper Day is now in less than a week. For those who may be unfamiliar with Dapper Day, it is one of the unofficial “theme days” at the Disneyland Resort, where you are encouraged to dress, you guessed it, dapper. While Dapper Day is technically Sunday, May 1, it has begun to take over the weekend, especially since they started the Dapper Day Expo, a “dapper hopping experience”, if you will, where Guests can peruse vintage and vintage inspired merchandise. Now, while I routinely live by the notion of “Every day is Dapper Day”, this will actually be my first Dapper Day! While living in Oregon, Patrick and I never visited the Resort during a Dapper Day, and I worked during the ones that have occurred during our time here. So, needless to say I want my outfit to be pretty amazing. So I better start looking in my closet or get shopping!

Outfit
Dress: Buffalo Exchange (but is a super old number from the original Bettie Page Clothing)
Belt: Nordstorm
Shoes: Re-Mix
Jewelry: Made by me from bits and bobbles from Michael’s
Parasol: Made by me

6 thoughts on “Flowers and Ferdinand

  1. Probably dating myself here but I didn’t even know that Ferdinand was a Disney character! I know him from reading the book to my kids when they were young and it was always one of our favorites. Love your Ferdinand pin (I am also a Taurus). Thanks for the post!

  2. Fabulous outfit! I’ve become addicted to seeing what amazing umbrella you’ll create and share with us next. They’re off-the-charts wonderful and even more joy and whimsy to your awesome outfits.

    ♥ Jessica

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