10.02.2011

Deco Picnic

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Here are snaps of the little art deco picnic Thursday afternoon, a lovely sendoff for the end of summer. It was held on the grounds of The Pittock Mansion, overlooking Portland and the surrounding scenery. Highly recommend if you visit! Or if you live here :) 

 It was so pleasant to meet some readers, and spend time with friends, with an abundance of picnic food and warm breezes. Everyone looked lovely, a few of the gals were decked out in gorgeous chiffon dresses, and the two boys who were outnumbered looked dapper as ever. Here's hoping we can do this next year, but with more notice this time, I promise!
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21 comments:

Sophie-Marie said...

Wow, it's absolutely amazing! The vintage outfits, the settings, etc... It could look like it's out of a movie set, yet it's very refreshing compared to "regular" fashion. It's the whole positive aspects of the old days that's revived here. Bring back the 30s! (and the 60s!). I love your wide-rimmed hat and the green cape!

I just discovered your blog but I'm very happy to! And I'm delighted to find out how many people are interested in vintage and take it seriously. It's just great! Let's just send a petition to Anna Wintour so she features it more in Vogue :) People want something unique, unattainable? The answer is vintage!

Love,
S
http://mademoisellesonushka.blogspot.com

Barn House Antiques said...

Great pics, looks like a wonderful time.

art deco dame said...

this looks like a lovely time!I'm pea green over not being able to go!

Elegantly Academic said...

Seeing these photos reminds me I need to get a parasol this Spring! I have been meaning to buy for ages, but I'm being fussy & want a silk/fabric one! Also need some black maryjanes too ...
Kelly xo
Elegantly Academic

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Looks enchanting, love all the atire!! And I'm so in love with those umbrellas!! Marvelous!! Have a great Monday!! xx

casey said...

How dreamy! I just love the idea of hosting a costumed picnic like this--and what a lovely way to end the season too. :) Loving all the snippets of everyone's outfits--especially all those gorgeous, floaty 20s style dresses!

Dalena Vintage said...

So great! I love the photo of all the picnic baskets, they're one of those items I always want to buy but never do. Looks like ya'll had a ball.

HIPPIEBOHORELOADED said...

this looks absolutely adorable

ConstantlyAlice said...

So pretty :)

Polly said...

Looks wonderful! I love the parasols and the picnic baskets, I need to find myself one of those.

Peachy Keen said...

I love this!!

Tasha said...

Wow! What fun. The photos are a lovely inspiration.

Laurence said...

Makes me want to organize a vintage style picnic for the next spring but why not a cross eras... when the 70's will meet the 30's and the 50's, can be nice with all my friends' vintage cars!!! A good idea to steal!!!!
http://lostin1950.blogspot.com/

Bette on Toast said...

Amazing!

I'm dying to know what the tasty treats wrapped in brown paper are in the second photo!

Debi said...

Oh, how I wish I could have been there! It looks like it was AMAZING!!!

The Good Life said...

Hi Solanah, love the photos it looks like you all had a grand time!

I wish I didn't live half the world away, we have no vintage picnics down under :-(

I look forward to seeing more similar affairs on your blog, maybe then it will become a fashion (pun intended) :-)

Bell's Belles Vintage said...

Love fab gabs outfit that spot hat is lovely...

rizzalana said...

every single post's just awesome! i super love vintage! ;)

stay awesome!

and a new follower here BTW :)

Kezzie said...

It looks the most charming afternoon! I am envious!

Alicia Jo said...

Vintage picnic! I love it! adorable outfits btw! Drinking from a mason jar... it can't get any better!
Forget me not,
Alicia 
http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog 

Justin Gist de Preuninger said...

Looks like this was fun... the pictures are lovely! :D I wish more picnics were as elegant as they are fun nowadays... :)