Saturday, May 22, 2010

princess on board

Princess Grace, christening the Cunard Princess Ocean Liner.
The Queen Mary 2, docked at the Pier in New York.
I took this photo as I was about to board for a luncheon.
Princess Grace, the epitome of elegance and grace.
Truly, it was a royal treat and I felt like a Princess for an afternoon.
An Ocean Liner complete with a crowning ice sculpture and staff armed to serve bubbly as we arrived.
Artwork on board - near the Library on board.
I found this wonderful vintage postcard of the Cunard Line, "Aquitania" leaving New York.

On deck, taking a tour of the ocean liner with our wonderful guide "Graham Cracker." I decided to wear a vintage navy Tahari silk dress and vintage Bruce Oldfield clutch that my dear Mother-in-law gave to me and pearls. After a hectic week, it was nice to finish my friday with a lovely luncheon. Thank-you to my sister-in-law and to the Princess Grace Foundation and staff for a wonderful lunch and tour of the Queen Mary 2.


Henley on the Horn said...

What a way to end the week! I loved the photos and you look fabulous!

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

It's something about being on an oceanliner. I haven't been on a boat, ship, nothing. Too afraid. I know sounds crazy, but I'll get on a plane without hesitation.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

You looked like a Princess!
Always lovely finishing the week being treated like a princess too!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Debra said...

What a wonderful event. You look like you belong right there on the ship- headed for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
My Mother always told of the voyages to and from Italy with her Mother and Brother. I would love to travel this way one day.
Whenever we have to repeat our name-we always say...'as in Graham Cracker'.

Modern Traditionalist said...

You lucky lady. I have an unexplained fear of large ships, which would make such an experience terror-filled. I keep telling myself that if sea travel were as glamorous as it was in the early part of the 20th century, I would be fine. After all, elegance and chic can overcome any phobia, right?


Frau said...

What a great opportunity! You look gorgeous...classy lady pve! Have a wonderful weekend.

Jeanne said...

What an outing...I love all the photos. I feel like I was right there with you. You look lovely as well:)

Good timing as I just received your Grace Kelly CD from the V&A and am about to send it your way!


Karena said...

Patricia, you look beautiful! What a delightful time!

Art by Karena

Sandra said...

Rather funny, I met many with what I call "cruise-a-phobia" and I can understand it is horrible to be sick at sea. That said, I do think I would like to add the adventure of traveling on a ship to my "bucket list."
(w/o a bucket of course!)

Happy Weekend to "we" blog artists.

Ha ha ha - tell me s'more about your Mother's voyages.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

You look just beautiful! So glad you had a great time and I love Fridays like this...don't get them as often as I would like. Have a great weekend.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You look so elegant and beautiful!! Enjoy your weekend, what a great start to one...

VictoriaArt said...

You look wonderful, just fit for the Queen Mary II!!!
What a great way to start the weekend...I am so glad you had this chance to be on the ship and to have lunch there! GRAND!
I remember seing her docked a few years ago. So huge!


annechovie said...

Looks like fun, PVE! You were looking quite regal yourself. Have a lovely weekend! xo

Ideezine said...


How Grand! You filled the role perfectly. What a dream come true. Thanks for sharing joy and have a great weekend.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

You look so at home in those lovely surroundings.

pve design said...

Truthfully, I was trying hard to figure a way to be a "stow-away!"

pretty pink tulips said...

You look divine!!! And, how very cool to have your own Princess moment!

simply seleta said...

A natural setting for a pristine PvE princess to be. Love the pearls and vintage dress.

Kelley said...

I like your cruise outfit, you look very elegant!

Mary Lou said...

You look as elegant as Princess Grace...Great photos.

kayce hughes said...

Looks like fun!

The Zhush said...

Wow! What a great day, made all the more elegant by your stylish self! Thanks for sharing this here, really enjoyed every detail!

Summer is a Verb said...

You look fabulous Patricia! You didn't need any help at all girlfriend. Those pearls would make overalls look smashing...XXOO

pve design said...

Summer is a Verb-
I am going to go shopping and spruce up my look for summer so I thank-you for all your fashion van de camp!

LindsB said...

love the outfit- you look perfect aboard the ship

Janet said...

You look quite at home in navy and pearls! What a wonderful experience...