>A Sunny Saturday in the Country


 Today was such a beautiful day! I cannot believe that last weekend was cold and snowing in some local areas.  Today it was 80 degrees and sunny.
My husband and I went out to visit  my dad today, who has a hobby of making wine.  He’s making the coolest (literally) storage space for his barrels, so we went and poked around to see his current obsession.  I seriously marvel at what his brain comes up with.  It was such a fun afternoon, and I toted the camera along to take some snapshots.  The shot above is a view out to the horizon.  It’s like instant transport to Italy.
 I wore one of the first dresses I ever made from a vintage pattern. It was from an early 40s pattern and is made of eyelet printed with a floral pattern with blue eyelet edging and vintage buttons.  All the supplies were thrifted or found at estate sales (other than the thread), and the shoes are Indigo by Clarks in a style called Gelato, which I wear to death.  My friend Addi made my hair flower.
Such a fun and relaxing day!

19 Comments on >A Sunny Saturday in the Country

  1. Su
    March 6, 2011 at 2:59 am (13 years ago)

    >You look wonderful, and the dress is lovely!!Your father sounds like a very interesting man, too!

  2. The Thriftaholic (Leilani)
    March 6, 2011 at 3:15 am (13 years ago)

    >I can't believe you made that dress, it's lovely! The setting for your photos is magnificent as well, I'm envious of all that sunshine.

  3. wacky tacky
    March 6, 2011 at 3:53 am (13 years ago)

    >Does he grow the protea as well? Those are amazing!!

  4. wacky tacky
    March 6, 2011 at 3:55 am (13 years ago)

    >Does he grow the protea as well? Those are amazing!!!

  5. Lauren
    March 6, 2011 at 4:06 am (13 years ago)

    >Thanks! It's still one of my favorite dresses to wear because it's cotton and very casual :)Mr Wacky, Yes, he grows the protea :) I can never remember the name… but I think they look like something extraterrestrial. Hehe.

  6. BaronessVonVintage
    March 6, 2011 at 4:24 am (13 years ago)

    >ahhhhh, this makes me long for summer here. We live near wine country but it doesn't look like that until June or July! What a darling dress!

  7. Brook
    March 6, 2011 at 4:29 am (13 years ago)

    >Where does your Dad live? I live in southern California and it was 80 here too!!!

  8. Miss P
    March 6, 2011 at 8:23 am (13 years ago)

    >What a beautiful day!Px

  9. Ms Sew-n-Sew
    March 6, 2011 at 8:44 am (13 years ago)

    >What a beautiful landscape and outfit. You also look lovely with your hair down, if you don't mind me saying!

  10. Paperdoll
    March 6, 2011 at 9:03 am (13 years ago)

    >Lovely dress! X

  11. Debi
    March 6, 2011 at 9:58 am (13 years ago)

    >BEAUTIFUL photos! Oh, how lovely!

  12. Lindsay
    March 6, 2011 at 10:12 am (13 years ago)

    >You look amazing! Lovely dress!And my goodness, that landscape!!I can only dream of those in the ever so boring Netherlands!

  13. Vivian V. Dimples
    March 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm (13 years ago)

    >Gosh, I adore your blog!

  14. FoofandFaff
    March 7, 2011 at 11:29 am (13 years ago)

    >Love your pics and the dress is just gorgeous, v pretty and Spring like! :)

  15. Tasha
    March 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm (13 years ago)

    >Looks like a nice time, I love the nature shots.I have those same shoes in red and I have worn them almost to death. I am so sad that I wasn't foresighted enough to pick up one in more than one color (or more than one to stash away!), I love them!

  16. Lauren
    March 8, 2011 at 12:33 am (13 years ago)

    >Thanks so much, gals!Brook, my dad lives in Fallbrook. :)Tasha, I totally wish I had bought more, too! I even had a chance to pick up another pair in my size at a thrift store that were unworn but didn't because I was particularly cheap that day. I'm kicking myself for it now!

  17. casey
    March 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm (13 years ago)

    >I am soo behind in commenting, but just wanted to say that these are a lovely set of pictures! :) It looks like you had such a great time. And that dress is gorgeous too!♥ Casey

  18. emily
    March 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm (13 years ago)

    >Oh my, i grew up just down the street from here — it's still where my parents live. What a weird, small world.Beautiful dress!

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