Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I made myself ‘Vintage’!

We visited Dudley Farm Historic State Park near Gainesville, Florida and I was dressed all wrong with my shorts and tee shirt. I laughed and said I would ‘photo shop’ myself in later.

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So that’s exactly what I did. I came home and put a prairie dress over my top and shorts by using an overlay in picmonkey and then put an antique frame around the photo in photoscape. (just for FUN!!!)

Betsy from My Salvaged Treasures defines vintage this way, vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc.

So I’m going to consider myself vintage in this post! lol

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Of course I was drawn to the beautiful quilts in this old home.

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Most of the furniture and furnishings are original to this house.

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All of the beds were the ones used by this big family of 14.

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Old quilts are such treasures, aren’t they?

And they are vintage, too!

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I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration.

47 comments:

Stacey said...

You're so cute!!

Sheila said...

This is such an interesting collection of quilts. Aren't you glad you don't have to wear a long dress every day? It's always interesting to step back in time though.

Diane said...

How fun! Those quilts really are a treasure! Love the last one.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Aren't you clever with your photo editing skills! Such gorgeous quilts. 14 members in that family!! I can't even imagine.

Marcia Pilar said...

Love the quilts, but the picture is priceless. :) teehee
xoxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Sis, you crack me up!! Love the old quilts, makes you want to curl up with one for a nap!
hugs,
Linda

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

What an interesting and fun place to visit. I would love to go there. All those wonderful old quilts to see with all the other furnishings. That would be a great day to me. It is so cute that you dressed for the occasion. LOL

Linda Walker said...

Good morning my friend!
I just love these quilts! I love your photo edit job too!!! I love visiting historical places and seeing the original homesteads. So interesting!
Enjoy your day!
xo
Linda

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

How clever - and you look so cute as vintage. The quilts are fabulous - what a fun place to visit. Enjoy your day in your vintage "dress".

Shelia said...

Ha ha! You clever one! This is so cute and you look all authentic and adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your photoshopped picture!

Oh, and I've been singing The Ugly Bug Ball all morning -- haha!

Jeannie Marie said...

Those quilts are so beautiful! It sounds like a fun visit!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, what a fun post. Love your vintage pic using the dress overlay.
Love the quilts!!
Happy Tuesday hugs, CM

Vee said...

The imagination of quilters is amazing! Your imagination is pretty good, too. You look as cute as a button!

Debby Ray said...

Oh how fun! I love your new "vintage" look, Diane! What a fun way to edit your photo! Oh and those quilts on those beds...makes me just want lay down and have me a good nap...they look sooo comfy. Reminds me of when I was a little girl :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You are so clever and so cute!
Gorgeous quilts:)
Warmest of Hugs,
Jemma

Linda Kay said...

Love the old quilts, as they were made with whatever scraps of fabric could be found, some very used. Your photo is great.

Pamela Gordon said...

Cute picture of 'vintage' you, Diane. :) I love those old beds and quilts.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're looking pretty good for being vintage! What a cute picture you created. Dudley Farm Park sure looks like a fun place to visit. Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous vintage quilts and thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party tonight.

Christine said...

I can just see you in an episode of Little House on the Prairie! Great photoshop!
Those old quilts are beautiful!

Nancy's Notes said...

You are such a fun and sassy lady! Love your life, it's full of life!

Hugs,
Nancy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

You and me both, sister! Love those beautiful vintage quilts. They look so soft! xo K

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Thos quilts are beautiful. I love your vintage picture ;-)
Take care and keep having great fun.
Hugs, Arlette

boopnut said...

So cute! Oh, like the quilts too!
Deb

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love what you did with the photo! So cute! And the quilts are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
Erica :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like learning history that way. You are cute in your vintage dress ... Using the definition that you give, I guess I would qualify as vintage. Even without the costume. Of course the part about value might depend on who you ask ;)).

Susie said...

Diane, You make me smile..you crazy girl...I loved that photo chop shot. Those quilts are true treasure...made from old clothes mostly because way back in the olden days people could not afford to just go buy material . I love to look at the sewing and the patterns. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

September Violets said...

You look so cute in your prairie dress! I love seeing old quilts in these historic homes as well, and like you I always photograph them. These are some real beauties! I really like the star quilt and the last one. It looks like nothing went to waste in making them. Wendy

Barbara said...

I love quilts for their beauty and historical value. You can just imagine what kind of life a quilt has shared with its family.

Mildred said...

Love your edited vintage photo. I would love to visit here. Thanks for sharing the lovely quilts!

Miss Michelle said...

Those quilts are so lovely!

~Michelle ^_^
Delightful Handwork

Carla from The River said...

Fun photo of you. Great job with your vintage dress.
I also enjoyed the quilts.

Doreen@househoneys said...

How adorable are you??! Love that picture!

Debbie said...

Those quilts are real treasures!! It's just wonderful to think that we can create something and it will be here long after we are gone!!

I like your phot shop picture, a very clever idea!!

sandy said...

Love the photo of you in your prairie dress! I'm going to have to figure out that picmonkey thing.Seems like there are so many fun things you can do with it! I also love to visit old homesteads like that. So quaint with lovely quilts!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

LOL - you crack me up. Love those quilts! xo

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You look great in vintage! Love the quilts, especially the last one.

BeachGypsy said...

I love old quilts too....they are like a warm hug from the past!

Jean Berryessa said...

I love the way you live life to the fullest. Quilts are really beautiful . I have been really busy with my 19 month grandson, Junebugs gym play, next week Little Sprouts art and gardening fun. I have him 3 days a weeks. Pretty tired at the end of the day. I have him from 8 till 5. He is so busy. I will be posting some of the things I have been working on this week. Hugs.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Unas preciosas fotos, bss

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, Diane! You look so, so sweet in that picture and I think you were so clever to add a vintage dress in the editing process! :)
And I loved all the photographs you took - it must have been wonderful to walk around a home that was once occupied by a sweet family and imagine all the happiness and sorrow they must have experienced within those walls..
The quilts are so beautiful as well - what treasures!
Hope you are having a wonderfully blessed week!
Much love,
Kelly-Anne

Julie's Lifestyle said...

How cute you look Diane! I love all of those quilts too! Hope you are having a nice week.
Julie xo

Stephanie said...

That last quilt is so pretty and cheerful! It would brighten up any room :)

You look so cute, my friend! You would have made an adorable prairie woman :) Thanks for sharing your sweetness with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your day!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the photoshop of you in the dress, that is too funny. I love seeing all the old quilts, looks like a neat place!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi Diane,
You do both look real vintage 'gals' now.
The old homestead is kept just as it was.
If only walls could talk, can you imagine what we would be told.
The vintage quilts are true vintage.. originals. very beautiful.
val x

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these quilts are so nice, Diane. My sister makes quilts, and I've always thought it was such a talent. This looks like a charming place to visit. How fun it must have been to photoshop you into this picture.

~Sheri

Hartwood Roses said...

I visited Dudley Farm two years ago, as part of a tour during the Heritage Rose Foundation conference that was held in Lakeland. It was raining and chilly that November day, but it didn't matter ... Dudley Farm is a wonder! The house and outbuildings, the furniture, and the GARDEN!!! I was in heaven.

Speaking of Lakeland ... have you ever visited the rose gardens at Florida Southern College? They are spectacular!