3.20.2010

Japanese Gardens








Today Sam and I headed to the Oregon Zoo for a little afternoon date on a beautiful day. We were of course, not the only people with that brilliant idea, and the chaos around the Zoo rivaled a summer day at Disneyland. Luckily there's a lot more to do in that area, including the Rose Gardens, and Japanese Gardens, and we picked the latter. It was so pretty, the cherry trees are blooming, and the weather was absolutely perfect. It's wonderful to be in such a peaceful place and look over the bustling city, next time I say we bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it in the Rose Gardens before exploring.

And on another note, how amazing is this 1940s rayon dress? A prime example of an excellent Antique mall find, it was only $25, and I don't think it was ever worn!

Dress-Old Town Antique Market

Purse-Don't know....

20 comments:

Amanda Atkins said...

I LOVE your dress, Solanah!

Kir said...

Oh my goodness, I love that dress! I'm jealous. :)
Beautiful scenery!

Miss Emmi said...

I love that giant collar! I missed out on a dress pattern that had a similar design and have regretted it ever since - you're lucky!

E. Driscoll said...

That dress! Golly! I think it's love. It suits you just perfectly.

Ella
Wildteaparty.blogspot.com

Vintagesuburbia said...

Oh my gosh, that dress is amazing, and really suits you. I want one too!
Maria, Vintage Suburbia

Bonita said...

Beautiful gardens..and of course, love your dress! I noticed your anklet socks and shoes..love that idea as I do not like wearing stockings all the time -- especially if I am just around the house or it is hot. I never could just wear dressier shoes barefoot like so many other women seem to be able to do....I'll have to try the anklets and see how they look....I'm just afraid on me they might look frumpy. Glad you had such a great time on your date!

Rose said...

I love japanese gardens, theyre always so relaxing.
I really like your outfit too!

Rose

KTPink said...

beautiful pictures!

art*deco*dame said...

love the dress and such a pretty garden!Makes me miss Japan.I got to visit it once for 2 weeks and wow,wow,wow!

Q's Daydream said...

Such a beautiful place! and that dress, wow! amazing find!

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

beautiful pictures! and a lovely dress!

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Love the Japonese Garden and your outfit is great too!!!!

Jen said...

I love Japanese Gardens ... your pictures remind me of the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco that my family used to take me to years ago. We'd stroll through the pretty gardens and then have some cookies and hot tea!

Sarah Dee said...

Your dress is so amazingly beautiful!

Sarah
theantiqupearl.blogspot.com

Stefanie Valentine said...

Beautiful dress!

Miss_Tami_Lee said...

Man I can't wait to live in Portland. 2 more months! You look great btw :)

allison said...

I'm in Portland too! :)
What are your favorite places to shop here?

Anonymous said...

Solanah, that dress looks fantastic on you! Vintage styles suit you so well that I really couldn't picture you in a modern-day jeans-and-T-shirt getup. Thanks for having such inspiring taste!

Xo, Sarah

Rosie said...

You look beautiful, as always!! Thank you for this post, I love seeing those cherry blossom trees and beautiful gardens, seeing this has just improved my zen! Great backdrop for your gorgeous style too!!
♥ Rosie

Solanah said...

Allison, I highly recommend Magpie Vintage, Flutter, and Hatties Vintage.