Lilacs & A Gingham Dress (Three Months Later)
Well, this post is only. . . three months late! As you can see from the lilac covered hedge, these photos were taken around the same time as my other lilac post (which also almost wasn’t to be), back in the beginning of June. I fully intended to post these photos at the time, but one thing after another prevented me . . . and then I got busy posting other things, and suddenly summer is almost over and here we are in September!
But, even though they are three months late, and the backdrop is very unseasonal for North America, the lilacs are just too pretty not to share! So I decided that despite the seasonal confusion, I would post them anyways. But, for those of you who are in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring flowers will be rather timely for you 😉 And, if you swapped out the purple flowers for some Autumn leaves in the background, then this gingham dress would suddenly be perfect for Fall.
As much as I love Fall time (Fall is one of my favourite seasons) I can’t deny that these photos make me wistful for Spring again. Look at how green and lush it was! I just can’t get over how vibrant the colours are! I’m looking out my window right now, and the greens have faded, and there is a hint of yellow in the leaves of the trees. Slowly the season is changing; the evenings are getting cooler, the days shorter, and the air feels crisp. Some people find it sad that summer is over, and although I do feel that way sometimes (mainly because the warm months went by so quickly and I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to) I do enjoy each season in its own way.
Well, I suppose I don’t really have much of anything else to say about these photos, and whatever I was going to say at the time has long been forgotten. 😉
Do you live somewhere with four distinct seasons? Do you enjoy one season more than the others? Do you have an outfit you like to wear that works equally well for one season as another?
September 7, 2017 @ 6:15 pm
Such pretty photos! I sure wish summer would last longer. In fact why don’t we just have summer, spring and fall and skip nasty old winter? I like every season in Canada except winter and we get far too much of it.
I love this dress. Is it vintage?
The brown paired with the lilacs is quite lovely.
September 12, 2017 @ 9:07 am
Hi Suzanne- sorry it took me so long to reply 🙁 I think that this dress is a 1970’s-does-1920’s homesew. I found it in a vintage shop in Edmonton.
As for winter- I don’t mind the cold and snow just as long as it doesn’t last too long. I get tired of winter right around February usually! 🙂 It would be nicer to have early Springs and late Falls I agree!
September 8, 2017 @ 8:15 pm
Those lilacs are beautiful—and so is that dress! It fits you so well, and the soft brown looks so nice with your hair color.
I feel like here in California the seasons are not always very distinct, and so I wear a lot of of my dresses and blouses year round. I remember growing up in Los Angeles that some years we would be wearing shirt sleeves (and short sleeves, at that) for Thanksgiving and Christmas when we had a warm spell.
September 12, 2017 @ 9:09 am
Thank-you so much! I love browns- but I’ve never thought of them coordinating with my hair- maybe that’s why I like them so much 🙂
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live somewhere where there weren’t very distinct seasons- I would find it so strange I think!
September 10, 2017 @ 6:38 pm
What lovely pics! I love lilacs and gingham. The first dress and first top I ever sewed we’re made of gingham. I have a few separates that I wear year around. And by the time spring comes around, I’m tired of wearing dark colors. BTW, I usually prefer prints over solids. I learned that sewing mistakes don’t stand out as much with prints. Lol
We do have four seasons although it seems like fall and spring seem shorter than the other two seasons. I must admit I prefer the milder seasons.
September 12, 2017 @ 9:11 am
I am impressed that the first dress and top you sewed were gingham! As you said, mistakes stand out more, and I am always afraid of sewing gingham for that very reason! But, gingham is so nice that it is worth the extra trouble I think. 🙂
I don’t enjoy the extreme heat or the extreme cold either!
September 12, 2017 @ 1:02 am
I’ll never tire of seeing lilacs, you can post pictures in the dead of winter if you like! A super little dress, and yes I can see it working for autumn too. Our seasons are becoming less distinct – that’s climate change for you! Everyone is resigned that it’s Autumn here already but I am holding on to summer with gingham for a bit longer x
September 12, 2017 @ 9:13 am
I never tire of lilacs either 🙂 I have another set of photos of still life with a lilac bouquet- so maybe I’ll save that for the dead of winter!
I am not quite ready to pass Summer by either, but I keep thinking of the approaching cold weather and all I need to do before then! The leaves are starting to change colour, so it keeps reminding me too. 🙂
September 20, 2017 @ 4:32 pm
That dress is gorgeous. Those Lilacs are beautiful. Enjoy Fall. Autumn is my favorite season and time of the year.
September 20, 2017 @ 6:35 pm
And, I love Autumn too! The colours are one of my favourite parts- oh and also that my birthday is the first week of October 😉
September 21, 2017 @ 11:07 am
First, I love your dedication for posting photos that are from this long ago. I often refuse to post if it’s more than a week old, unless it is due to taking a trip or something.
When I was younger, autumn was my favorite, and I was most certainly in the minority then, as everyone else’s was summer. Autumn remained my favorite until about four or five or so years ago, when summer my favorite. But I think it was because I began to dread the rainy season (which is nine months of the year) in Oregon, and it meant the beautiful crisp crunch of fall leaves was nonexistent for the most part. But now that I’m in California, where it is basically summer all of the time, I really have fallen back in love with autumn, even though, as you asked, we live in a place that doesn’t have too much seasonal change.
September 21, 2017 @ 2:41 pm
While I like to stay more current with my posting too, these photos just got missed time and time again, and I couldn’t let them go! Haha 😉
I can see how rain would make you dread fall and winter! I don’t mind several days of rain, but an entire rainy season would be difficult. That’s great that now you get to enjoy autumn again!