Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Dance

With this unusual August weather (like many of you l'm sure) l've been trying to do a bit in the garden before the weeds completely take over. It's interesting and fun watching the birds carting feathers and twigs to and fro amongst the trees. l was a bit sad yesterday to see a young dead finch at my feet when l went out the glass sliding door, he must have dive bombed into it.....poor wretch didn't realise that's a trick you can only do once.

Also l've been "researching" the net and as l trawled l kept coming across dance themed pics (which are shown further down), so l just knew there was another ballet story to be told. You can see my other one here. Vintage ballerina cake decorations.

What was a little weird was that after l'd saved these pics.......on my very next opshop visit l found this little ballet slipper vase. The ribbon was falling off and the bow was a little manky so l replaced them both. 

The background is hung with all the lacy, tulle things l could find. The ballet vase holds a new seasons' camelia flower and on the side of it hangs vintage plastic earrings with red diamante centres.

Whenever l think of huge tulle and lace dresses it reminds me of what my Mum would have worn in the fifties, and the earrings above are what they wore with them. They were very cheap and the girls could have a couple of pairs for every outfit. Shame they must have thrown them out after a few years ......cos though l'm always on the lookout, they're really hard to find these days.

Love this vintage pic of all the ballerinas backstage.

Dream dresses from via pinterest. Ballerina photo is also from here.

Beautiful fifties costume jewellery.

The price of grace......ooouuucchhh!!!

Just thought you might like to see these fun earrings. Last two pics are from tywkiwdbi (not the sort of blog l normally go looking for)... but really interesting and funny....... Earrings are from licia beads etsy.

Hope you've enjoyed this little escape today, thanks for popping in.

Have a great weekend everyone...til next time.