Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Howdy neighbors


Here at our little California cottage, it is too dark to take photographs inside. So I take them on the front porch. I squat, I bend, I hold my breath, I huff and puff, I swear . . . much to the amusement of the folks in the apartment building next door and, occasionally, the mailman. But I just realized that I feel more confident about my semi-public photo shoots if I am sort of dressed up. Like, "That's right, I'm busting it out over here on my porch. I'm a photographer." So I gussied up a bit yesterday. Me voilĂ !

dress || Banana Republic, thrifted
shoes || hand-me-downs
belt || thrifted
pin || 1920s pot metal, rhinestone and enamel bird brooch
ring || 1920s sterling filigree, enamel and glass ring (my new favorite ring)

P.S. Isn't it kind of crazy that the enamel on the pin and the ring match?

10 comments:

Wild Tea Party said...

You look so pretty Duff!

And that ring... :O

Zohar said...

ahh the enamel on that ring is exquisite! And I know what you mean about shooting outside in front of everyone. Posing in front of the camera isn't so fun when people stop to watch... :)

Lauren Maurer said...

I love the new look of your blog! (And the outfit!)

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Ha! Yes, this: "That's right, I'm busting it out over here on my porch. I'm a photographer." I used to take all my photos on our deck outside, and that's pretty much what ran through my mind.

That bird pin is beautiful, but the ring is *killer*! Wow.

Alexis E. said...

Well, you know this girl is in love with the ring! Sometimes I think I have blinders on and only see the rings. Ha ha

tree and kimball said...

that ring...! oh me, oh my!

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

you look gorgeous! i love this outfit!

Anne said...

Hi beautiful. I miss you!

PrettyDamnCute said...

That ring! My heart is beating irregularly. I didn't think a antique ring could make me swoon like my engagement ring, but that ring is divine. Thanks for sharing.

Heirloom Attire said...

I loooove your swallow brooch! Just beautiful! I have a similar one with pink enamel but I'm super jealous that you found one with RHINESTONES on it!

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