Thursday, 30 October 2008

Gothic Arches - Vintage Children


I loved these little girls playing in their petticoats and reminded me of stories my mother told me that when she was a kid and they were quite poor and only had their school clothes, church clothes and one or two other outfits so if it was warm enough i.e. not raining or snowing they, as in her, her sisters and the other kids in the neighbourhood, would play outside in their petticoats to keep their other clothes clean and safe! I can't see that being acceptable these days. The background is acrylics and crackle the image is my own.

32 comments:

Femmy said...

beautiful!! what a great image!!

KardKrazy said...

This is really darling, Moria!

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh this is awesome.
Really lovely arch.

Saila said...

Lovely arch!

Virginia said...

Moira what a Arch. The lace goes with the petticoats and I love your wonderful background.The image is adorable.

Kelly said...

great arch

Kersten said...

What a gorgeous arch. The blue is so striking!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

So lovely and so sweet arch.
Great!!!

indybev said...

Very sweet, but we'll never know the secret, will we? Good work.

Willy said...

Lovely arch!

Liesbeth said...

Wow, wonderful ! Lovely image !

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is beautiful, what a great arch!!

Kimmie said...

Beautiful arch! Love the little girls...remind me of my sisters!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great Arch!

vintage wil said...

what a lovely arch !!!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is so pretty - love your background and the way you've embellished it.

Sally said...

Beautiful arch, such subtle colours, delicate and fragile, just like children!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love the image

Craftyideas said...

Beautiful arch -I love the background and image

Viv's Visuals said...

really pretty arch!

Ginger said...

Love your image of the kids! Gorgeous!Moria enjoyed your blog super job on it!

Faye said...

Moira, this is so sweet. Gorgeous arch.

Mary-Beth said...

This is such a sweet piece Moira. Your b/g is gorgeous and I love the eyelet lac to match the petticoats. I remember the days of having different clothes for different things, I always liked my Sunday clothes better than the everyday and so I wore them ... and got in trouble! LOL
Thank you for sharing a family story.

Deborah March said...

Lovely arch, such a warm image!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

A very sweet and lovely arch, your crackle background looks super!
Thank you for sharing such a precious back story too Moira!

Janny said...

Lovely!

Taluula said...

A very beautiful and touching arch.

ScrappyPam said...

Love your background and the image!

Suze said...

This is fantastic, love the image!

joanne wardle said...

beautiful

Dawne said...

very lovely arch love everything about it. x

Rein said...

Gorgeous arch!