Friday, August 20, 2010

trouvée: miss daisy


I found this little lady in Maine last summer ~ looking fresh and summery in gingham and gauze, a tiny sprig of daisies by her head. No inscription or date. {click image to view larger}

A few wonderful things:

* some hardware with history
* a little house in the big woods
* and Coralie Bickford-Smith takes on F. Scott Fitzgerald (UK release date: early November)

happy. . .

happy. . .

weekend!

9 comments:

little augury said...

oh that little dear, Mother made me wear this hat. happy weekend to you!

smilla4blogs said...

Oh, love that little glint in her eye....poor dear, definitely born in the wrong time!

BWS said...

Great little girl! I am sure she made the most of the time she was born into.

Blue said...

I found that tale of the little house in the woods quite moving and not necessarily in a positive way - to me it reads like an account of an ongoing breakdown (and not just a nervous breakdown) with all its sad reasons for remaining precisely where they are.

home before dark said...

Would that be a hat for black fly season? Wonder what is inside the hat because it sits way too high on her head.

Emile de Bruijn said...

Perhaps she had just stolen an apple from a neighbour's garden and hidden it under her hat...? That would also explain the glint in her eye :)

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Just saw the movie in the theater this weekend 'the extra man' where the main character is obsessed with fitzgerald, henry james, and other period novels; but was just TOO depressing and poorly done; Don't see it, no matter how good it sounds on paper. The director / writers seems to have missed the entire notion of what a REAL gentleman is and obviously haven't read these books. They could have taken notes from your gentleman!

Reggie Darling said...

Dear JCB:
What a charming photo of a sweet looking, chapeau-clad, little girl. On today's post at Reggie Darling I have encouraged my readers to check out your charming blog, and provided a link to it, for I am also posting a photograph of long ago that resonates with me. Reggie

Janet said...

little a, Mom, and Barbara ~ she certainly has that look, and agree that she probably made the most of it!

Blue ~ I am glad you picked up on that too! Such an interesting piece really. So many layers to the story.

hbd ~ it is hilarious! Those old boaters were so stiff and really do perch precariously on one's head. The gauze is most certainly for the black flies.

AD ~ I find Fitzgerald such a perceptive writer. His sketches of people extraordinary. But, all too often people miss the subtleties. And thank you for such a lovely compliment of my gentleman!!! xo

Reggie ~ glad to know there is a kindred spirit out there!