Sunday, April 12, 2009

easter finery...

This was me at Easter...yep...I used to dress like this...Big taffeta bow in the back of my dress...which was two tiers and the softest mint green if I remember correctly. I wonder if those purses will ever make a comeback, pretty impractical in that cone shape...But the headband is cool...kinda "Gossip Girl'.
Anyway...Easter is different now...no little kids around...no melting chocolate eggs and spongy bunnies that stuck to your fingers. No Easter egg hunt with baskets filled to the brim plastic eggs ... No squeals as the treasure hunt took place. It's not sad...just different...it's a beautiful day...the sun is out...and the flowers are blooming...and hayfever is abound. My sister is cooking us an Easter feast...and it will be family...just less chocolate...and hopefully less sneezing...
Here's a flower for you...hope its a good day for you too...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sound of Music was on TV last night...for the millionth time! Still very fun to watch. Beautiful Easter Sunday in sunny San Diego. Big family brunch minus one daughter at Cornell Univ. Wonderful day. Enjoyed the great photos on your web site! Nice job.

Anonymous said...

Yep! I remember the style well!
I loved those little bonnets!

Angela - I need some "tea" advice from an expert. I consider you an expert with your British ties. I recall you said your parents drink tea from scalding cups.

I'm giving an "Irish Tea" shower. I have been researching teas and how to make it loose, not using bags. Seems a little more complicated, but I want to make it special. Anyway, my question is - does it make enough difference in taste to make it with loose tea rather than bags?
Also, if I do make it loose, should I get infusers??

Now, I know you aren't Martha Stewart, but could you give me your British expertise?? Thanks!
pattisl

scb said...

Weren't you a sweetie!!! I don't think I have any pictures of myself at Easter. Christmas, yes. Other occasions, yes. But not Easter specifically.

It was a very different Easter here, too... oh well. (I have a very bad cold, so could visit neither parent in their respective nursing homes. This was the first Easter of the Nursing Home Era. Not what I would have wished.)

Lovely photos. Thanks. And hope you had a lovely time at your sister's!

Tiglizzyclone said...

A really sweet picture of you Angela! Thanks for sharing! Also a lovely flower!

wburgcanchaser said...

Thanks for your always thoughtful posts. I'm finding myself wanting to 'check in' to see what you have up more and more. Very cute picture. I love the flowers and wanted to say I had particularly liked the 1st 2 of the previous posts for their focus... or soft focus backgrounds... the bee and fern.

A belated Happy Easter.
CB

Garden Painter Art said...

Hi Angela:

My kids are all too old to wear ruffles and hunt Easter eggs now. We do still decorate eggs though. This year we experimented with bubble wrap to get a very interesting effect on our eggs. I have a few pictures of the eggs on my blog if you'd like to have a look. They did turn out rather nice.

Kim
Garden Painter Art

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I kept thinking of many years ago when I lived in L.A. and went to visit an old man named "Cosmo." His apartment was a wonderland of theatre memorabilia. He delighted in showing me around and regaled me with stories attached to his keepsakes. His greatest claim to fame was, "You know the actress Angela Cartwright? She was my student." Then I turned on the T.V. and The Sound of Music brought Angela Cartwright to mind again. Vaguely wondering why she kept popping into my thoughts, I surfed the web on the off chance I'd find anything current about her. Well, what do you know! She's an author, photographer, wife, mother. Most of all, she's a true artist, because apparently her creative spirit has continued to find ways to give beauty to others consistently throughout her life. I don't understand the strange mental quirk that brought her so strongly to my mind these last 2 days, but I'm encouraged by the knowledge that such people exist and find ways to stay true to themselves. I'm sure I'll enjoy bookmarking this site and browsing her books. Odd how we're led to new avenues of appreciation. Happy Easter, Ms. Cartwright...and thanks for the stunning images!

Captainsnaps said...

AC,
I know how you feel. This was the first Easter in a long time that I didn't see my kids. We would always have an Easter egg hunt. Sort of sad...

ND

Mary said...

What a sweet little dress and hat...and the little purse, oh my! Girls don't dress like that now, do they? Love your blog.

margo said...

Love that pic of you. It's so cute. I useta dress like that too. :D

The flower is pretty. Thanks for that.

Love the music.

wburgcanchaser said...

I have to catch 'it' on hulu.com, so a bit delayed... no. no. no. no, no, NOOOOO! NOT TONY!!!! I hope there is a 'good' twist to this.... He's too handsome,..... he has seemed too loyal,..... he's had too much happen.... there lies the twist???

ann h said...

You are so adorable.I remember having a little dotted swiss easter dress and bonnet.