Monday, July 23, 2012

Hydrangeas and Grape Vines

Yesterday we took Lola on an outing to Saguaro Ranch for a little bird watching.  This farm, started in the late 1800s and now a historic park, is populated with a wonderful array of chicken, guinea fowl, and peacocks.  Lola was quite thrilled with the outing, and we quite enjoyed the overcast, breezy day that the monsoon season brought us.

I wore a handmade 1940s dress adorned with colorful sprays of purple and pink hydrangeas.  I just adore its bright and springy color scheme!  I paired it with a purple cinch belt and matching 1940s heels, 1940s pink celluloid and wooden heart earrings, a bright pink rose, and Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick.

The first grapevines were planted here in 1895, though I'm not sure how old these vines are.  Now they are home to those wonderful birds, who populate the farm with plenty of color and lots of noise!

Amanda Lee


  1. OMG check out the print on that dress. *swoons*

  2. What a terrifically pretty, summery look! You and Lola are both as cute as a vintage button!

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Oh, love this dress, I own myself a vintage summer sleeves less dress with the same fabric but with gold accents!!!
    I'm really jealous of all your 40's shoes.... I'm a 7.5M and it's so difficult to find fitting vintage shoes....

  4. I am really with everyone on the dress. What I am really loving though is those 1940's purple heels!

  5. I love the first one with her tongue sticking out. Lola's not yours! :-)