Sunday, April 26, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Long time between posts, and even longer between shadow shots! This is number 28 for me, and if you head on over to Hey Harriet's blog, you'll see heaps more!

Last week I was fortunate enough to rescue some very lovely vintage dresses from ending up in the rubbish bin (yes, sad but true, all these lovelies going off to the tip nearly broke my heart!); mind you, there were a lot of 'bin-worthy' items amongst them... So, I made my selections and carefully bundled them home for washing and a little t.l.c.

Today's Shadow Shot is of a lovely 1960s green linen dress, with front buttons, a dropped waist and pleats, soaking up the glorious autumn sunshine on the clothesline. Not only is the dress lovely but the label as well - I just love the old dress labels!

This lovely scrap of fabric was also rescued and is quite worn in places, but has a lovely sheen to it and rich colour. I can't wait to use this little one! (this pic has some nice subtle shadowing in it too!)

I feel like it's Christmas time with all these lovely goodies; now to decide what alterations are needed as well as what to use the fabric scraps for! Happy me!

Happy Sunday everyone!

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Really great shots and beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing! Have a great SSS!

M.Kate said...

Some lovely colours and fabrics, plus shadows too. Happy Sunday :P

CJ said...

Lovely old fabrics. I'm glad you were able to rescue them. Your blog title caught my eye because my parents were named Charlie and Grace.

Little Diva said...

Love that shade of green. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Will see you some time next week.

Chrisy said...

Those old labels can be works of art...a friend of mine has a 50s frock with the label 'Yes Darling it's from Georges Melbourne' on it!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

beautiful colors and shadows in the first photo.

Rosebud Collection said...

What interesting shots..lovely fabric. Good job on the shadows. A different way to go. Happy SSS..

Sweet Repose said...

Now that's my kinda treasure hunting...or is it dumpster diving...neat stuff!!!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Wonderful rescue! That lable is gorgeous - how very fun!

That is the chicken said...

I too love old fabric labels. Nice shadows on these items of clothing and great colours.

Hot Fudge said...

What a treasury of vintage fabrics you have there Ali. I can hardly wait to see what magic you work on them. I do hope that delightful label survives!

Helen said...

Ooh Jelly nice finds - that colour green is going to look fabbo on you!

Like Robyn I can't wait to see what you create from the vintage fabric!

xh

Hey Harriet said...

Oh you are sneaky! You hadn't joined in SSS for ages and then you wait until I have no computer access. Nice one! Seriously, cool shots Ally!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a vintage varieties of shadows. A nostalgic feelings...

Cheers!