Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What genus are you?

I've been asking this question quit a bit lately - and I think I've figured out my answer!

We were sent 12 issues of Meehan's Monthly, a magazine of horticulture, botany and kindred subjects. (No joke, that's the title!) And as I was plucking images I realized how the pink/green combo was quickly racking up the most photos (BUT the ferns and yellow flowers were a close second/third) I think I can blame this obsession on on my mother and her pink milk glass and china collection, which (sorry Lauren) I've laid my claim on.

I think after flipping through those books I even made a few too many purchases with the flowers in mind, but I think my mum would be proud! (she's always telling me I dress in "drabby New England" colors, which is more or less true)



The top right dress I purchased from Bobby From Boston - a late 30's number with a tie waist, and pockets and the most perfect subtle details all over the place. It's a dream dress, it really is. It's a wheency bit too big, but no biggie. (har, har)

The one next to that is a little funny slip dress I found on etsy recently. It's pretty genius actually - the blouse is connected to the skirt so you never have to worry about your slip falling down! I kiiiind of want to wear it as a dress, but I'm not entirely sure I can get away with it!

The bottom left I found at a flea market. One thing I'm a sucker for is pockets, especially big floppy pockets with buttons on them.. Enough said.

The bottom right is a little gem that came in the mail today, again from Stellate Vintage on etsy. A good shop that gal has on her hands, one of my favorites even! It's also like a potato sack on me, but I'll make do!

And without further ado, we have the flowers that have enabled my sick obsession for the pale creamy dusty pink color palate.

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Prairie Rose

Prairie Rose

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Violet Wood-Sorrel

Violet Wood-Sorrel

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Queen of the prairie

Queen of the prairie

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Wood Honeysuckle

Wood Honeysuckle

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Spotted Phlox

Spotted Phlox

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Showy Erigeron

Showy Erigeron

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Three-Mallow Anoda

Three-Mallow Anoda

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Philadelphia Fleabane

Philadelphia Fleabane

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Hookers Many Feather

Hookers Many-Feather

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Mint-Scented Bergamot

Mint-Scented Bergamot

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Common American Passion Flower

Common American Passion Flower

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Hairy Oxybaph

Hairy Oxybaph

. . .

Purple Aster

Purple Aster

. . .

24 comments:

vintageveggie said...

beautiful post... as always.

briannelee said...

I love these pastel colors. So soothing.

Your new dresses are so pretty!

Emily Blackapple said...

Love dirty-peachy-creamy-pink, and this post's dresses (and all of the dear flower illos you keep giving us!)

I snagged a gem of a dress from that same Etsy shop a few weeks ago:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=16546696

And I'm wearing it today as I type! Huzzah - Etsy vintage just gets better + better.

simplesong said...

i love everything about this post ... your dresses are so darling as are the prints! lovely blog you have here!

Ashley Marie said...

Beautiful Dresses! I'm particularly fond of the one on the bottom left, but they are all so lovely.

Also I love the "What Genus are You?" series you have been posting. :)

holly blues said...

ohhh lovely, lovely! You are right about those genus's! Another fun-to-read post as ever, and those new dresses are lovely. I'd say go for it with the blouse/slip as a dress! xo

Kelley Anne said...

Your dresses are beautiful and really reflect the inspirations. I love Bobby From Boston and just bought two cotton dresses there two weeks ago.

Casey said...

Those dresses are so beautiful--as are the botanical prints! I'm so inspired by all the colors! :)

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oh the prairie rose is so lovely!

Isabel said...

Your style is certainly not drab! I love it how you can compare your clothing to flowers, I think its really beautiful.

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Hannah said...

I love each and every one of them! I think you could get away with wearing the slip as a dress if you wore another slip underneath. It's much too pretty to be worn only indoors or under other clothes! I bought a wonderful 1920s dress today on ebay and it reminded me of you. I'd love for you to see what you think of it if I ever get around to posting about it!

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Neon Relish said...

Oh my gosh, great minds think alike - I was contemplating that slip/dress on Etsy, and I'm *so glad* it was you who bought it! It'll be perfect on you! (PS: It was me who bought the great Etienne Aigner purse from your shop a few weeks ago - I love it so much!)

Chicken Dinner Candybar said...

Great colors in this post! I adore all of your finds. What I wouldn't give to have you as my stylist ;D!

Jimena said...

lovely dresses...
xoxo

Aya Smith said...

Ah, some of the most perfect colors ever :)

I love that first dress, I can't wait to see it on you!

I heard you and Jessica go to meet each other! What a wonderful time you two must have had! :) (I always get so envious of blogger meet-ups! lol)

Kitty M said...

Gorgeous dresses you have a great eye and always manage to find some fab vintage goodies. Loving the dusky pink x

Tori said...

I love the dress and picture on my bottom right. =D It is so pretty and so is this post!

Children of Eve said...

Bottom left dress is so perfect. Looking great and being ridiculouly cozy at the same time...hooray!

erin said...

gorgeous post. so glad i stumbled upon your blog!

Quixsa said...

Lovely dresses! Especially the 2nd one! What esty store did you purchase it from?

Marie Lemondrop said...

They are beautiful dresses, they remind me of Rachel Ashwell's bedroom colors, soft and sweet. I wish that I could wear the colors in dress #1- but I think they are better on other people. I am jealous! Can't wait to see it on you.

The Greedy Seagull said...

Your sweet little dresses make my heart melt! That perfectly peachy-pink color is also one of my favorites. Lovely botanical prints too!

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