A Farmer's Daughter
I truly grew up in the middle of the United States as a farmer's daughter. Today I live in an urban area of more the three million people. As a child I looked up at the airplanes, just tiny specs in the sky, and waved my hands to say hello as if the passengers could see me. I remember thinking "I'm going to get on one of those someday."
The beginning of my creative interests started in this small place. I learned to sew from one the neighbor women and my Mom kept a seemingly endless supply of art materials. Each summer I would sew clothes made from complicated Vogue patterns in hopes of receiving a blue ribbon at the county fair. This was a gracious life, filled with herds of animals and growing plants in the humid summers.
This structure is the creative activities building at the Minnesota State Fair. During two weeks in late August hundreds of thousands visit this building to see the quilts, clothes, pies and other handmade items. (Yes, the ice in the photos will retreat by August!) Even though I'm a long was from the early life, this spot reminds me of where I'm from--once and always a farmer's daughter.
shoes--Calvin Klein (thrifted)
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Rachel of Rachel the Hat
Ann, this is a fabulous post. Your jacket, the unique colour combination, your bag and shoes - but also the photos are great!ReplyDelete
You look like an urban woman but it is lovely to learn about your childhood in the countryside.
Lady of Style
Thanks Annette for again a thoughtful comment. My Dad, nearly 90 years old, was a farmer and time is ticking for him. I guess it is for all of us. This was a special post to do because I love him so much.Delete
So proud you are my sister
Thanks David, thought you might like this post!ReplyDelete
Ah, there's the snow in the last picture. I thought it must still be there somewhere! My grandmother lived in St. Paul after arriving from Denmark, but spent her married life in Nebraska. Lots of midwesterners in my family, too!ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous jacket you're wearing, and I really love the shoes.
Believe it or not 6 more inches of snow is predicted to fall on Monday. Many people from Sweden, Norway, Germany and Denmark in our Grandmother's generation in the Twin Cities. Thanks for the comment!Delete
I do appreciate yor last post: in these days, since I've got in touch with you, I've been trying to image how Minnesota could be!ReplyDelete
( By the way, you are lovely in every post!!)
Lovely blog! I love your ladylike handbag and your hair is so chic.ReplyDelete
Stumbled on your blog from Shann's. great outfit! I love the colors!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You and your man are so cute! Reminds me of my husband and me in our younger years. Best wishes on your adventure!Delete
You look ADORABLE!! I love your entire outfit and the purse photo is really clever!ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking a look! Your blog look great, good thrifting is a gift!Delete
What a great outfit. I love the color combination and the cut of that jacket. It's very cosmopolitan, but I like that you haven't forgotten your roots :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!ReplyDelete
I'm so happy I found your blog (via Bella@Citizen Rosebud). I love your clean colorful esthetics and just subscribed to your blog.ReplyDelete
Growing up in a city doesn't really give you roots. A city is a city is a city, totally interchangeable. I'd love to have roots, and I congratulate you for cherishing yours.
Hello Juli--thanks for joining my blog! In the future posts, I'm going to focus more on the place I live. I enjoy fashion but I think style is to unified globally. Media puts one type of necklace in the stoplight and everyone everywhere wears it?....... I'm new to blogging, your comment helps me define more of my direction!ReplyDelete
I love the location of this photo shoot. You're so clever to highlight the purse by hanging it on the spigot.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up.
Thanks for creating a place to link up. I enjoyed your post about J. Crew for less.Delete
Clapping hands... this is such a stunning and colorful post!! Many kudos to you!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful post - to learn more about you and to enjoy your fabulous outfit, and bag! Thanks for sharing it all with Visible Monday.ReplyDelete
Hi Ann, so glad to find your blog! I love this jacket...you look stunning and the purse was an excellent selection. Please stop by my blog and say hello. Great job!ReplyDelete
Love, love, love the colors!ReplyDelete
I found your blog on Visible Monday and I'm so glad I did. I've recently returned to blogging and look forward to getting to know you through this format. I think that your outfit is lovely and the background complements it perfectly.
In eighth grade, I learned how to sew in home ec. I made a daisy print maxi skirt trimmed with bright yellow ric rac which won a blue ribbon at the county fair. After such a surprising win, I decided to retire from sewing. I hadn't thought about that in years until I read this post. Thanks for the happy reminder!
That tailored jacket - wow! And I love how you wore red trousers to bring out the piping, and then the shoes kick the look up even more. Perfect red brick backdrop as well. I was surprised when I scrolled down and saw the snow. (Did you ever win your ribbon?)ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting, yes I did win some ribbons. I been to you blog and I enjoy your fun style plus joy that springs off the screen! You wore that yellow pantsuit so well!ReplyDelete
That is it!!!! you just convinced me to go and get a pair of red pants. I think I need them in my life and I hope I can make them look half of good. Seriously!!! I will try my best lol.ReplyDelete
Go forth and get those red pants! They seem to go with everything and I wear them often. Thanks for the comments.Delete
Nice story and beautful outfitReplyDelete
I like your red/pink combo so pretty
Visiting from Visible Monday
What a wonderful, creative post. I love the fun bright colors you choose for the all around vibrant look. Creativity does bring forth fun energy and this posts definitely did a fantastic job of reminding us that. Thanks for sharing your story.ReplyDelete
What a lovely post. One of the best things about Visible Monday is seeing all the ways that women all over the wo express their creativity and define their sense of self. I'm your opposite ... and urban girl in the country!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Love the red and pink together and those shoes are fab!ReplyDelete
I want that jacket! It's amazing.ReplyDelete