>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!
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19 Responses to >A Sunny Saturday in the Country

  1. Su says:

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

  2. >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 says:

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

  4. wacky tacky says:

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

  5. Lauren says:

    >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. >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 says:

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

  8. Miss P says:

    >What a beautiful day!Px

  9. Ms Sew-n-Sew says:

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

  10. Paperdoll says:

    >Lovely dress! X

  11. Debi says:

    >BEAUTIFUL photos! Oh, how lovely!

  12. Lindsay says:

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

  13. >Gosh, I adore your blog!

  14. Porcelina says:

    >Lovely dress!I also wanted you to know that you inspired me with your sewing skills, and I had a go at rescuing an old dress and turning it into something wearable. You also gave me advice on how to clean old stained fabric. You can see the results here:http://vintageburlesque.blogspot.com/2011/03/secret-sewer-1930s-dress-project.htmlThank you so much for the inspiration and advice!Miss P xx

  15. FoofandFaff says:

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

  16. Tasha says:

    >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!

  17. Lauren says:

    >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!

  18. casey says:

    >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

  19. emily says:

    >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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