Monday, November 11, 2013

I love the flower girl

Its been a rainy Monday - how I wish I could have spent it lying in the warm grass with flowers and sun-rays and not soaking wet and cold on the train.

This song seemed most appropriate for my imaginings of where I'd rather be

Time for another daydream....




Pattie Boyd

Charlotte Martin
 
Pamela Des Barres

Pattie darling
  
Source


Pattie Boyd in India

Cathee Dahmen

Source - Sweet Janes Pop Boutique

Jenny Boyd

Scene from Far from the Maddening Crowd 1967

Maudie James

Pattie

Care of Miss Peelpants

Charlotte Martin

Sharon Tate

Charlotte Rampling

Lovely Marianne

The Beatles in flowers

Cathee Dahmen

Modern Flower girl - Johanna Soderberg of First Aid Kit

Enjoy your week lovely Flower girls and boys
Stay warm and dry!

Cat xo

14 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Catherine! This is an excellent idea for a post, simple yet effective, and I have used the technique on my own blog several times. The reader clicks to start a music track then scrolls down the page and gazes at a series of pictures. I call it a "poor man's music video" and it really works. The music enhances the pictures and you find that you've created a piece of art.

    How well I remember this hit by The Cowsills. I was just starting my four years of college at Penn State in the fall of 1967 when this family friendly, feel good, sunshine pop single vaulted to #2 and spent a substantial 16 weeks riding the Billboard chart. As you can well imagine, the song was on the minds and lips of many college kids who had evolved into flower children over the 1967 Summer of Love. I'll say it again - I wish you could have been there to smell the incense and peppermints and experience all the heady excitement of that magical time.

    If you're daydreaming about lying in the warm grass, there are a couple of other famous recordings that come to mind.

    "Daydream" by the Lovin' Spoonful:

    And even if time ain't really on my side,
    It's one of those days for taking a walk outside.
    I'm blowing the day to take a walk in the sun,
    And fall on my face in somebody's new mowed lawn.

    ...and "Spill The Wine" by Eric Burdon and War:

    I was once out strolling one very hot summer's day
    When I thought I'd lay myself down to rest
    in a big field of tall grass
    I lay there in the sun and felt it caressing my face

    Here's hoping your chilly, rainy weather dries up and blows away and that you enjoy a fine week ahead, dear friend. Good night, Cat!

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    1. Yes that the idea! - i hope people actually do it though. Sometimes i think im being lazy but its just a bit of fun really. Poor mans music video is a good descriptor for it

      Thanks for songs- Daydream is another favourite of mine but Spill the wine is a new one. Its always good to hear your stories from the 60s! It really helps cement my ideas of the time and make me like it even more!

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  2. What a fabulous array of images! I've seen First Aid Kit a couple of times but sadly Johanna never wore that stupendous cape! Loving so many of the prints, the voluminous sleeves and seeing Patti Boyd in India (I can almost guarantee I won't be looking that pristine! x

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    1. I love Johannas kaftan-y thing - its so pretty! and i cant wait for your trip to India, only because i know you'll have amazing memories and photos to share

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  3. Patti Boyd is SUCH a babe!
    O, yeah, I'd love to loll about in the flowery meadows looking divoon too.......how very splendid!!! That frock or caftan on that First Aid Kit chicky is gorgeous!!!
    XXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Pattie is the ultimate flower girl i reckon!

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  4. Pattie is one of my favorite beauty icons of all time and I'm always happy to see posts including her. <3

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    1. yes, she is just too lovely! happily there's lots of photos of her around to share!

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  5. Beautiful images! Seeing pictures of 60s flower girls makes me want to grow my hair long again x

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    1. ah you had long hair? i had very short hair once which i miss a lot. but cuttong hair is more dramatic then growing i think. though quicker!

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    2. Yeah my hair used to be really long about 6 or so years ago. I've had family members not recognise me when I've turned up to events, they're expecting a long haired brunette and instead a ginger girl with a bob turns up!

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    3. oh wow! thats a big change! but i think its really nice and healthy looking now!

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  6. Gorgeous pictures. I love this song, it always puts me in a good mood instantly.

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    1. Its such a happy little song! and the girl sounds so mysterious

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