Sunday, January 22, 2012

My 1800's Self

I've been showing you some antique portraits on Antique Graphics Wednesday, but last night I bought what may be my favorite "antique" portrait.
Antique Photograph via Knick of Time
It's ME...Victorian style!
Antique Photograph via Knick of Time
I chauffeured my daughter down to St. Charles, MO so she could attend Winter Jam (a Christian concert),
which meant I had almost 5 hours to myself.  The first place I headed was downtown historic Main Street.

Even if you don't have a penny to spend, this 13-block street of shops on an old brick street is the perfect
place to go strolling.  Totally charming!!!
St. Charles
I ventured into a few shops, before coming upon The Tintypery Old Time Photography.  I had some birthday money to spend and though I usually spend gift money on very practical things, like new towels or socks,  I decided to do something totally out of character by getting "in character."

I had a great time selecting my clothing and props and the gal who shot my photos was so pleasant and made it a really enjoyable time.

Now I have my own "antique" portrait of me!
Antique Photograph via Knick of Time
It was fun to do something totally out-of-the-ordinary!
Blessings,

Angie




12 comments:

  1. You were born in the wrong era girl! You look fantastic in the period dress, it suits you perfectly. Sounds like a great day you had. Diane

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  2. Love the historic pic I have 2 done me and family last one about 15 yrs ago.I adore opshop ladies that let you in to their inner sanctum lucky you xx

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  3. Wonderful picture...perfect setting and that dress fits you to a T. Glad you had car time with your daughter...always the best. Can't wait to see your goodies.

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  4. Looks amazing! I did the same type of portrait with my three kids, and it is one of my favs!

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  5. don't you just love those old timey photos...even the simulated ones? What a neat way to spend your birthday money-- just off the cuff like that.
    My practical side ALWAYS kicks in too, and I don't have very many spur-of-the-moment gifts.
    I think you should put it on your side bar... it goes so well with the theme of your blog!

    take care--Pat

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  6. I've been there with hubby. I want to go back again because it was changing when we were there. Time tends to do that. We have a picture like this one of you, of our daughter when she was around 8. And I had one done about 18 years ago with my sister. Yours will be perfect in your home.

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  7. What a terrific old timey photo. I have one of me and my girl, I need to add that to my blog! BTW, I love St. Louis.

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  8. this is a great portrait, very much in keeping with the old ones. love your "props"! thanks so much for linking up to VIF! xo

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  9. Angie, that is so neat that you'd have a photo taken of you all dressed up like that!
    What a great picture! I LOVE that dress too.
    I had a sweet lady in Missouri (St. Girardeau sp?) along the Mississippi River who
    owns a wonderful antique shop show me HER stash of lovelies in the basement!
    OH MY! I had her carry the lovely hand painted china dishes up those steep steps
    because I was afraid I'd drop them! My husband and I enjoyed that one shop (time ran out)
    soooo much, and she's now a lifelong friend!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessings, Doni

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  10. Hy Angie! I read your "My 1800's self" post today and I really like your victorian style. I also tooke some old pics with me in Bulgaria. If you can see, also my profile pic is an old style. Congratulations for you amazing blog! Cristina

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous. You really know how to put a beautiful ideas, thanks for sharing it with us :)

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