Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sound the Trumpets

Under the Trumpet Vine

Taking the new dress out for a spin.

Sundrenched Swirl

The Wish

As you can see, I quite literally took the new dress out for a spin on Sunday. It’s become a fast favorite and what better way to show off a gorgeous Gunne than with a good sun drenched swirl! I learned that from the best, you know, and our newly blooming trumpet vine provided the perfect back drop :)

This was to be my 4th of July festivities outfit, so I added the red and white felted flower hair clip, beautifully crafted by Anne, and my old cheapo red maryjanes (not thrifted) to go with my blue florals.


Our friends Joey and Laura Jane, you remember them, pulled off another awesome 4th of July Party. This year’s was bigger and better than ever.



Julianne and I are always the ones running around with our cameras in hand at these sorts of events and will often end up taking pictures of the same thing at the same time. In this case, the girls having an impromptu dance party in the living room.



Out back it was all about the beer and the BBQ.



Plenty of sweet moments to be captured too, complete with color theme. I loved that Clover’s little bestie Lilia’s flaming curls provided the red to go with her adorable blue and white outfit. How cute are those boots, btw?!



Laura Jane’s collection of homemade hoops strewn throughout the yard brought hours of entertainment for the little ones!

Garden Hoopin'
Ok, maybe not just the little ones ;)

Clover was surrounded by all of her closest friendlets and cousins, pretty much running wild and having the time of her life the whole time. This was a rare sitting still moment.




As the sun went down, fairy lights were lit, candles set aglow, and a fire built to rage in the outdoor fireplace. Soon the night air was filled with excited squeals as the fireworks show, conveniently set off right down the street, began and we all rushed out to the front yard for the best view...

Happy Fourth of July, indeed :)

23 comments:

Modesty is Pretty said...

what a beautiful dress! Truly fits you like a glove and the flower patter is great! Looks like you had a great 4th of July! =D

Q's Daydream said...

Love you dress and the party looks like it was so much fun!

Nicky said...

It looks like a lovely day indeed! Love your floral dress (with the Anne flower and all- aren't those so cute?!)

I used to be able to hula hoop... haven't done it for quite some time :)

flaming hag folkwear said...

I am getting a vicarious thrifting high over that dress.
And --more importantly, of course ;) -- I am glad that you and yours enjoyed a lovely fourth.

moonshinejunkyard said...

awww, you seem to have the best group of friends and family hanging out over there! i LOVE that clover gets to run amock with her adorable cousins; the little blondie in the orange dress almost looks like she could be her sister! and you looked MARVELOUSLY LOVELY. i'm jealous you can hula hoop - seems like something i'd be good at with the hips and all, but i can't do it! happy fourth. despite all the weird and yucky stuff, i think it's a good year to be an american because i like to think the times they are a-changin. here's to hope, love and FUN!

Alexa said...

How deamy!! Hula hoops! Pretty Gunne Sax and wee cowboy boots!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Your beautiful photos always really capture the spirit and atmosphere of the moment. BBQs with family and friends are my absolute favourite way to celebrate :-)

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

I'm seriously intrigued by these fairy lights you mentioned haha :P!
I wish our Canada day cellebrations were that enthusiastic and festive! Everything looks joyful and everyone looks like they're enjoying themselves.
Your friends have quite the plentiful Vinil collection there eh? I wonder what devine music they have all stacked up on there :P

Teenysparkles said...

Ahhh fun times. That yard looks perfect for playing and outdoor feasting. You look lovely and happy. I love your hair!
x

she will have her way said...

It really is a cute dress! Looks like you had an awesome day too!

Andrea said...

Sounds like a great occasion - and I love the gunne sax dress. You look like you've stepped out of a 1970's film, but with a modern twist!

Mamushka Marie said...

your posts are always so full of life! <3 adore the prairie dress! now i wish i still owned a hula hoop! :)

Justice Pirate said...

Those cranes are so awesome. I really love this dress. sincerely.

Violet Folklore said...

Hula hoops are for everyone!

I love seeing Clover having the time of her life! Her outfit is amazing too. I want to replicate that. It seems folks always comment on your patriotism or how 4th of July an outfit is if it's red, white, and blue. But really those colors just look so good together!

Fun, fun times. I implore you once again to give thanks for being so near so many family and friends :-)

(And for scoring one of the sweetest Gunnies ever at a thrift store!)

sally said...

wow, the light in those pics of you is aahmazing! looks like you had a sunny fourth, unlike ours here in sf. the bbq still saw action though!

Milla said...

You look so incredibly beautiful and so does Clover, all those children are just so beautiful, like fairies cracked up on sugar in the garden ;D

Leah said...

good sun drenched swirl <---love.love.love.

i love the sun rays in the photos. and trumpet vines, are one of my favorites.

Eyeliah said...

ahh, spinning pictures!

Chloë said...

i love your gunne!!! rock those hoops, little darlings!

Andrea said...

love the gunne sax dress on you!!! more great light streaming photos :)

Lisa said...

Wow , that dress looks perfect on you! So glad you had such a great holiday. Those hula hoops look like fun:)

Beckerman Girls said...

You look like an earth goddess in that Gunne Sax dress!!! I have been searching for one of my own, but haven't found the right one yet!! The search continues!!!
Lots of love and kisses,
xoxoxox
Beckerman Girls

www.beckermanbiteplate.com

Food, flora and felines said...

Oh my god that is a beautiful Gunne! I have an unhealthy obsession with collecting them!