Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Vacation!

I just got back from a weeks vacation! In sunny Texas! As you can see I had a few posts scheduled while I was gone. But it is going to take me a few days to get back to "normal". Just wanted to let everyone know I hadn't fallen off the edge of the world. In the meantime, enjoy this blast of summerness!

Don't you love it? Those bright colors. So tropical and sunny! This is either late 30s or early 40s. The height of the "Tropical/South American" fad. Who didn't need a little "sun" at that time, just getting over the depression and then starting a world war.
It also reminds me of Carmen Miranda! Was she not the absolute picture of "Sunny South America"?
Weekend in Havana is one of my favorite Carmin Miranda movies. She has a part in the story not just as an entertainer but as a charater. Bear with the credits, it was the best video I could find.

What are your summer plans? Going for a Weekend in Havana?


  1. I had to cancel our travel plans to Havana cuz I couldn't find a 'fascinator' like she's wearing in the movie. :-) By the way, I love that 20th Century Fox spotlight thingy and the credits!!

    CUTE green and white dress on the pattern, and when my waist is that teeny, I will be sewing and wearing it! Isn't it cute! (don't hold your breath)

  2. Well I'M certainly going to Havana!! Whenever you want to make me that outfit Heide, I will be set and I will also have a costume to be Carmen or Miranda, can't remember which one I was supposed to be. lol