(Outfit: 1940s dress; J Crew blouse; vintage pearls; TUK pumps)
I took these pictures at a very enchanting abandoned cottage that's up a winding dirt road a few miles from my mom's house. I have asked some of the old timers in town about it, and apparently it's been empty for a really long time. It was a case of the elderly owner dying and leaving the place to indifferent heirs, a common story with abandoned houses and farms around here. It shows its neglect, tragically: there are holes in the roof, and the whole thing seems about ready to tumble down. The wallpaper inside is really divine though, and the furniture left behind is so ornate and splendid. It just breaks my heart that a lovely house like this is just slowly going to ruin, and will soon be a forgotten pile of rotten timber, leaving no trace as to the beauty that was once inside. If the owners don't want it, they should just hand the key over to me, I'll love it for them!
And let me talk about this dress! I have dresses that are much older, fancier, and just higher quality. However, for some reason, this little cornflower blue cotton frock is my favorite! I just love it, and I feel so happy every time I wear it. The cut is absolutely amazing; it fits me just perfectly. It's a late 40s dress, from the beginning of the New Look period. It was quite a bit longer when I got it; luckily I just tacked the hem up, so I may let it back down one of these days.
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(^^ This daffodil wallpaper was my favorite!)
Check it out, the former owners plastered this wall with early 1940s newspaper-- from the fashion section! Smart people.
These are just a few of the pictures I took; I might post some more a bit later. It's hard to pick my favorites, as each room is so different and so amazing. So consider this Part I, if you will.
♥♥ Au revoir♥♥
Hope your weekend was swell!