Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday best


"Sunday best" - back in the day, Sunday was reserved for donning your finery and gathering to a spot to enjoy the day together.
Can you imagine dressing to the nines and casually meeting in the shade or at the shore?
There is something so refreshing to me, the casual elegance of it all.
Would you like to join me in your Sunday best?
{photos from flickr, lovely day lemon.}

16 comments:

Debra said...

I'll be there-in all of my summer finery. I'll be the one in the flapper swimsuit. We can jump waves, build sand castles and sip iced-tea.

Emily said...

Yes - that sounds so nice. I'll bring the sandwiches.

Michelle said...

They look so hot in all that clothing!!! At least they are diet friendly :)

It is a great proscpect, with summer coming to an end. I feel fall in the air, and even saw golden leaves on some trees...

Best,
Michelle

annechovie said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Sunday! The only catch is I am not sure how comfortable it would be to be wearing so many layers of clothing. LOL

Prairie Girl Studio said...

count me in! i'll bring a plate of sweets ...
now, where did i put those knickers ...
xo

pve design said...

I cannot imagine layering on such a hot day as this.
Perhaps they moved slower, and just knew how to survive the heat. We have so many modern day creature comforts!
pve

Carey said...

I've ditched most of my finery. But for YOU I'll put on makeup and take the time to accessorize. My mom would be so happy:)

pve design said...

Carey-
too funny! Of course you could come and I know we could "dress" you...with something just right.
pve

Millie said...

So different from the t-shirt & track pants that denote Sundays these days Patricia. I'm thinking of all the prep. work that went into the clothes in your pictures - washing, starching, ironing, all done without modern electrical appliances!
Millie ^_^

The Consummate Hostess said...

Oh how I wish this was still the norm, I love the idea!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

It's so hot here I'm wearing a nightgown today! It is a lovely one, but just the same! Can't imagine how women survived the heat in all those clothes (and without HRT!). great pics.

Carey said...

Oh, thank you, PVE. I've always said that if I was to become wealthy, the first thing I would do is hire someone to help me shop and get things tailored. I seem to have no trouble with getting my feet shod (especially boots!!!), but I dread shopping for threads. I just keep wearing my ol'duds until they're shreds. I love being comfy!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

such a shame that our society has become so CASUAL! I think little traditions -like 'sunday best' are nice to keep! Sunday dinners especially!

Karena said...

Yes, we are so casual, and sometimes that is okay. Other occasions I am shocked at the attire at certain events, when I feel people should look their best! In those days I would probably be inside fanning myself.

Frau said...

Does Sunday Best even exist anymore? Sometimes I miss those days of dressing up. Everything is so casual now. Have a great week.

Janet said...

I am just now catching up with everything and seeing this lovely post. What wonderful little photos...we certainly are on the same wave-length!