Many of you lovely ladies signed up and are participating in the Parasol & Paper Swap, hosted by Shann at Paint Mine Pink. I was blessed with having Rhonda at Scooterblu's Whimsy for my Swap Partner. She is beyond precious and if y'all haven't had the pleasure of meeting her, you should make some time to go over for a visit... and the same goes for sweet Shann, our gracious hostess!
As part of my swap with Rhonda, I thought it would be fun and interesting to take a lil walk down the memory lane of history. Certainly I do not claim to be an expert; far from it, actually... but I was able to find a few entertaining photographs to show a bit of Fashion History of Parasols. I hope everyone enjoys their time here, and perhaps will even find a photo that makes you want to close your eyes for awhile and dream of what it must have been like.......
This lady sure does seem to be happy to have her picture taken!
And just a hint of smile from these two! Notice both of them holding gloves. Is it just me, or does that look like the tip of a parasol on the lower right of the photo? I'm wondering if they were in a studio for this portrait, or if the photographer was at the home of this interesting couple.
This woman seems to be relaxed and at peace. This photo was one of the few that were dated ~ taken in 1910. I wonder where she was and what she was thinking about.
Ahhh... another big hat! I just love that there's a tassel on the handle of her parasol.
Do you suppose she was dressed to attend a wedding? Her parasol is trimmed with lace.
Being the beach~lover that I am, I just adore this photo! And I would love to own the parasol she's holding... would love to have her body, too, while I'm dreaming & wishing!
Another fun beach photo! Notice the Pink sky?!?!
This studio beach picture tickles me to no end! No beach I've ever been to or lived at have had women lounging with fancy heels on! From the looks of those waves, she's about to be wiped out, too! Any comments on her red hat? Makes me think of Jughead from the Archie comics! And, again, I would love to have this gal's parasol as well.
Of all of the parasol photos I sifted through, this was my favorite one. It's so soft and romantic and has that magical way of taking the viewer into another place in their minds... Very enchanting! I am going to use this in a new header, I think!
I really wish these had come with dates.... oh well. The only info with this was "French Fashion"
An amusing Post Card.
Here we are... up to modern day fashions, so to speak. This unique Bride holds a parasol trimmed with ostrich feathers!
Red Heart beads trim this one.
This pretty Bride's parasol is trimmed with faux pearls.
The Bride in this peaceful garden photo is holding a parasol trimmed with silk gardenia's.
A monogrammed Bridal parasol.
Message parasols are becoming popular for weddings and other social events.
A sweet junior bridesmaid with another monogrammed parasol. So Pretty!!
Until another time... Pearl