Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Photo Swoon - Gaze

circa 1920s lovely lady in sheer embroidered dress with long pearls

I thought that while I was at the craft fair this weekend and consequently unable to do a Thursday Thrill, Saturday Shop Talk, and Sunday Snag, I would implement a new weekly post! This post will just be a spot to share one of my quirky loves. Old photographs! Not surprising with my love of romance, nostalgia, and stories! 

This first photograph of an enchantingly set outdoor tea with an elegantly dressed woman was found on pinterest and unfortunately there is no credit to the photo and no information. Look at her dress!! That embroidery and her buttoned sleeve detail is gorgeous! 

Help me out? What can you gather from the photo? My untrained eyes would guess that it was taken in the early 1920s by the look of her dress and that chair style. What do you think?


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  1. I think it looks pre-1920's, but either way its beautiful.


  2. una foto genial, me encantan los looks de los años 20, muy femeninos!!
    BESOS :D

  3. Such a beautiful photograph. I also thought of the 1920s, but it may be late 1910s, too - I am just looking at her hair....
    Wouldn't be wonderful to know a story behind this shot?!...

  4. What a stunning photo. I think you are right that it's probably from the 1920s or maybe even earlier, in the 1910s.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. What a gorgeous photo. The chair looks like a Lloyd Loom (my Grandma had one very similar in her bathroom).

    Have a lovely day and the very best of luck for the craft fair this weekend.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

  6. I'm not sure, but it's a gorgeous photo!

    Have a great time at the craft fair. ☺

  7. Gorgeous! I love the blurring around her dress... I would guess early 20s or late 1910s...

  8. How beautiful ... I have a picture of my great grandmother in very similar attire and it is just divine!
    I love vintage clothing and pictures!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  9. This is GORGEOUS. Jamie! :) I also love old photos. What a great idea to share them here. I am looking forward to more of your fave photos doll. Best wishes fora successful weekend at the craft fair! :) xo

  10. What a beautiful picture! I just love seeing old photos they have so much to say! Wonderful inspiration!


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    Have a lovely weekend,


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  13. Oh this is a wonderful category! I love, old photographs. I agree with some of the others that it does look like early 20's late 10's....

  14. Beautiful photo. I wonder what she's thinking, and what her story is...


  15. Definitely looks early 1900's. I just adore vintage photos like this, they're beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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  16. Looks very much like it was taken in the 1920s era. It's funny...My mom used to have a wicker chair like that. =0)

  17. that's a terrific idea! i love old pictures and all kind of pictures really! this is definitely going to be something i'll look forward to :)

  18. What a beautiful photo--thanks for sharing it!

    blue hue wonderland

  19. I can't help but it is a seriously beautiful photo/dress, and the detail you pointed out on the sleeve is gorgeous.

  20. I like the pearls, they are laid across her upper back, instead of hanging by her neck. Unless they are a part of the dress...

  21. I love retro pics. And I adore vintage clothing. I am a huge fan!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  22. Amazing picture! I think you are right about 20s, but its really hard to say exactly, because a lot of those time designers 1900-1930ss such as Paul Poiret or Callot Soeurs created garments looking forward much more ahead even then we can imagine and a lot of designers from 1930-untill now comeback to those time in their Haute couture Fashion . But generally silhouette of this dress is from Modernism trend in fashion that came to dominate in 20s and described as clean simple lines and unnecessary adornment (in comparison with previous) This picture is all about the silents movies and Charleston times:) sorry for such long comment:)

    1. No need to apologize! Write as much as you want! I love reading the comments. :-)

  23. Like a fee. Amazing picture!!!


  24. What a fantastic image, very ethereal vibe, I love the gown. It looks a bit earlier to me, around early 1900s. :)

  25. That's so fascinating! Sorry to not be able to help u with the year of the pic!

  26. What a beautiful picture! I wonder if she spotted a friend of a long lost love as her reason for getting up from the table!!

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  27. wow, this is gorgeous!
    love it

  28. This photo is so beautiful. She looks lovely.


  29. I'm thinking, THAT HAIR. I want that hair! I love this photo!

  30. Beautiful photo! So relaxed and outdoorsy :)