Monday, May 17, 2010

~Mod Modesty Monday, Depression Era Hobo Meets Edwardian Era Lady~

 ~This Monday's post is going to depart slightly from its usual focus, meaning, its more about the general idea of "loving vintage", and less about a particular outfit. A few days ago I went "Hobo-ing", which essentially means I gathered up all my most treasured possessions and pitched a pavilion on the lawn, much to the amusement of the neighbors. I was just feeling so inspired by all the sunshine and this magazine.

~It only took me half the afternoon to drag tree branches into place, drape them with vintage tablecloths, heft a heavy chair missing one leg from the trash heap (It has such character don't you think? I wish I could save it, but, its seen its day...), and then decorate with all sorts of darling things...
~I think the neighbors probably had a good laugh behind their fence, especially when the lady hobo of the establishment appeared...
~Since I was using old tablecloths to screen me from the sun, it only seemed fitting to wear the dress I sewed from a vintage tablecloth last summer...

 ~To the dress I added a blue and white striped shirt, tied around the waist...

~And my new fob watch necklace...

 ~And this wonderful old "Don Anderson" hat I picked up at a thrift store last week! I wish I knew more about dating hats - I'd love to know when this one is from...
 ~Those who know me are aware that I have a serious commitment to green apples, no other apple compares!
 ~Gloves are excellent for concealing all the little scrapes and cuts a lady inevitably picks up while building her own tent out of spiky tree branches!

 ~Hobo Laundry - I love the way this one turned out!

"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"
-Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice. I know mine were entertained at about this point!

~After all that "Hobo-ing", a lady needs a break!

~Well, it was fun times and some great memories. I spent most of the rest of the afternoon with Joel under the tent, and he loved it! He ate a whole bowl of applesauce and cooed at all the pretty things. 

~In other news I've been thinking about the whole "Mod Modesty Monday" thing I've started, and wondering if its really beneficial? I don't want to encourage the wrong things, overly focusing on clothes and appearance for example, and I don't want to come across as vain or frivolous myself! I'll probably do a post asking for your thoughts later in the week. For now I just need to think and reevaluate the purpose of this blog! 

~Till next time, have a lovely week!

11 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

wow! that is the most elegant and amazing "hobo"ing I've ever seen! Thanks for your post on my blog. I will try to respond to your questions shortly! Regarding the era of your hat, I might have to peek inside for tags and so forth...;)

Michelle said...

So much beauty! It couldn't have been better staged in a magazine.

What a lovely, creative and yes, slightly amusing young lady you are!

I will also add to that list a bit courageous as I don't know if I could have done all that with the knowledge that the neighbors had a clear view of my yard!Lol

I will be recommending this blog to my daughter. I am always on the lookout for Christian, feminine blogs for her and myself!

Have a blessed week!

Lauren said...

Baroness Von Vintage -

Thank you for taking a look at my hat! I will try to post some pictures of the inside soon!

Michelle -

You comment is one of the most gracious I have ever received! Thank you! And have a wonderfully blessed week yourself!

~Lauren

Marks of Faith said...

Loved all the pictures darling...wow you put a lot of effort in to your little outdoor adventure. Glad you had a nice time.

Blessings

Carys said...

Hi!!! I just found your blog, I love it!! You have such style, and the content is so original too!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Lauren said...

Thank you Carys! I just checked out your blog too - quite lovely!

~Lauren

B said...

I love that you don't mind looking silly to your neighbors. I'm sure you made them smile. Well, it totally paid off because these photos are awesome. :)

I've never heard of hobo-ing before but that looks fun! I bet a hobo tea party would be fun too...

B from A plus B

Lauren said...

Thanks B! It was a lot of fun! I'd love to do a Hobo tea party sometime, and invite the neighbors! They probably wouldn't come, but, I know they'd be peeking over the fence!

~Lauren

SisterlyLove said...

Ha ha! What an excellent idea! I love the pictures. =] My sisters and I are always doing similar things-much to the amusement of our neighbors too I'm sure...
I like the idea of hobo-ing. =] In my own opinion, not that mine really matters =], I think it cannot be a bad thing, since it's modest and something that you love to do- even if your neighbors think you've lost it. =]
"Oh Mr. Bennet!"
Thanks for the very entertaining post!
=] Marguerite

Lauren said...

Thanks for the sweet thoughts Marguerite! It is rather fun to put the neighbors in a "tizzy"!

~Lauren

Becks said...

Aw cute! =)

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