Tuesday, November 24, 2015

༺ A Picnical Day for a Lark ༻

Late 1950s embroidered day dress | Lavender & Twill

1950's style broad brimed straw hat | Lavender & Twill

1950's style broad brimed straw hat | Lavender & Twill

Vintage everyday style for a busy mother | Lavender & Twill

Vintage everyday style for a busy mother | Lavender & Twill

Vintage 1950's picnic style | Lavender & Twill

When I was little, one of my favourite stories to read was a Golden Book ~ it was a story about Goofy, Mickey, Donald and Co. driving out for a day in the country, having lots of fun and naturally, having a giant picnic with a humongous chocolate cake! 

Of course Donald tries to steal the whole cake for himself, and gets a soaking in the creek for his trouble, and that’s just about all I can remember of the story! Except for the song that my Mother would sing when she read the story to my sisters and I ~ it was the song they were singing in the story ~

It’s a beautiful day for a picnic,
It’s a picnical day for a lark,
We will frolic all day in the happiest way,
And we won’t get back home until dark, until dark,
No we won’t get back home until dark!

Which is a rather roundabout way to say that on Saturday we had a picnic lunch and spent the day at Weston Park next to Lake Burley Griffin. It was really nice to be out in the sunshine, and there was a delicious cool breeze to keep us from becoming to hot! (•ᵕ ᴗ ᵕ•)❀

I wore this lovely vintage straw chapeau with a great wide brim ~ I had gone to a thrift shop where I spotted it at the top of the hat rack, and knew I had to bring it home with me. Unfortunately, the beige decorative Petersham ribbon is little worse for wear, so I might have to replace it.

Also, whenever the slightest breeze would blow, my hat would fly off my head! It looks like there might have been something sewn to the inside band to hold the hat down at one point, but it’s long gone now so I shall have to replace that too. Hat elastic for the win…

Regardless of the work it needs, I love the shallow crown and swooping brim of my new hat. Especially as it appears that summer has made it’s grand entrance. We went from a very wet four weeks from mid-October to mid-November, with long sleeves and jumper weather to melting hot sunshine that requires careful covering up when we’re outside or I’m burnt before you can say boo!

Yay for large hats that assist with shading one’s head! The bigger the better right? What is your favourite kind of hat? Big or small, I adore straw hats, but I’m becoming very fond of just about any kind of vintage chapeau you can imagine. Hats are fabulous!  (⁎^ᴗ^⁎) 



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Vintage Wide-Brim Straw Hat | Thrifted
Vintage Navy Nylon Scarf | Ebay
Vintage Pearl and Silver Necklace | Thrifted
White Basket Weave Belt | Ebay {with a different dress}
Vintage 1950’s Daisy Does It Dress | Ebay {last seen on the blog here}
Canvas Underskirt in White | Pinup Girl Clothing
Lacey Daisy Ballet Flats | Target, Old

*Picnic Items*

Vintage Thermos | Thrifted
Wicker Picnic Hamper | Kmart

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