Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gingham Again? Yes, But Only Blue This Time

It's all about blue gingham today, with a number of examples - first, this lovely vintage apron:
And on the pinafore of this sweet little doll from a 1961 Woman's Day Magazine:

Another apron, from a turkey advertisement this time:

Blue gingham in the bedroom:

On the walls and the lampshade, too:

And looking lovely here on this sofa gracing the cover of Cottage Style Magazine:

A dress from the 50's:

Another dress - in a Bell Telephone advertisement:

It's everywhere! On a tablecloth:
And even here in a cute dirndl skirt on this lovely blonde:

One more time on a great pinafore from Seventeen Magazine, 1975:

Lori found this skirt in one of the boxes of Mother's stuff. I can't bear to get rid of it, so I washed it and pressed it so I could photograph it for you:

You can see me wearing it here in these pictures, below. When I was in (I think!) sixth grade, a group of us girls performed chapters from "Little Women" for the class. I was Amy:

And that's it for my latest gingham installment. (I like gingham - did I already tell you that? Yes, I believe I have.)


Lorlore said...

I love gingham also, mostly the pale yellow, pink and lavendar colors. Loving the pinafore, it's adorable! I am going to sew my new Granddaughter a pillow soon with a pink gingham ruffle.

barncat said...

So much gingham! Usually red is my gingham of choice, but everything here looks wonderful!

yosemite faith said...

how wonderful you have your mom's skirt. i love all the examples and of course the vintage ads!

the chickens' auntie said...

Great post -- those pictures are a real blast from the past! I still like gingham, but polka dots always draw me like a moth to a flame.

Tina Dawn said...

My comment yesterday got lost somewhere. I love all your blue gingham. I used to wear dirndl skirts in high school, they were popular for a little bit, maybe in 68 or so. They came with attached cotton full petticoats and were VERY short. Afterward I cut them up and made bathroom curtains out of them. They made very private curtains with all the layers. Love T

moonshinejunkyard said...

HEY! I just got a blue gingham shirt today; it's a vintage men's western shirt and it is beautiful fabric. I love all your examples and ranges of time and hue. Gingham rules!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Well, I Never get tired of gingham! Especially Blue gingham. You could do a post once a week on it and I would enjoy it every time! Have a wonderful day, Heidi! Twyla