my treasure; misty-blue and green-wonder photo shoot; overjoyous dresses and dreams
we went back to Larsen Ranch, the place where i took the apple photos yesterday.
a little creek runs through rolling green hillsides with a grotto and twinkling waterfalls; a great creaky wooden water-wheel sits in quiet repose; blackberry brambles gather fresh misty dewdrops.
and the girls were breathtakingly lovely in this perfect setting.
and my vintage dresses were of the softest cloud blue watercolor sky palette, whispery ghost ladies traipsing through mystical lands...
all of these pretty pretty dresses are floating their soft dreamy way into my shop tomorrow.
and yes, two of them are real live gunnes and all of them are ruffles and lace and picnics and baskets and wildflowers and crystals and sugar and spice and everything nice!
and by the way, as we drove away in my big black rumbly old van, the skies broke open and poured down upon the world. and we went home to get safe and warm and puzzle over this strange california may weather.
and here's what i wore:
i hardly ever enter giveaways except for every great once in a while if i see something i simply love or really want to support. well, i'm now a believer cause I WON!!! (yeah, it's that easy to win me over...)
i am proud to say that i was winner of this adorable giveaway at A Thought is the Blossom and today i got my cute little polka dot dress all the way from Shop Dixi in the UK!
it's a little small for my hips (i figured it would be) making it VERY SHORT on me. instead of showing you all my winter-white thighs, i paired it with my lacy cotton slip for now, and i wore it as a blouse the rest of the day under a vintage cream wrap-around skirt:
i'm in love with the color and the lace detail and the soft chiffony fabric.
it all just makes me ridiculously happy.
and then i saw this lizard:
and these daisies growing wild out of a broken plastic pot by the trash:
all in all, another lovely country day and most of all...
thank you so much to the lovely girls: ryann, emily, jackie and brittney!