Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vintage Car Show and USO Dance

This past weekend was the vintage car show and USO dance that I mentioned a few posts back. It was so much fun!! I have a feeling that this is a recurring event, so I hope to make it back next year. The event was held at Greenfield Village which is also home to the Henry Ford Museum. The Henry Ford is one of absolute best historical museums I have ever been to hands down. And I don't just feel that way because it is in Michigan, hehe! The museum is home to the chair Lincoln was shot in and many of the presidents' cars, including JFK's. They also have a great display of kitchens over the years and a vintage air stream trailer. I plan on making a trip to the museum this summer and will definitely take pictures to share with you all. And, if any of you ever visit Southeastern Michigan, the Henry Ford along with the Dodge Mansion should be on your must see lists.

Anyways, back to the event. The Greenfield Village has a large group of employees that all they do is period reenactments. I would love to get into doing this, but the hours can be odd and I don't think the pay is very good. Anyways, for this event, there were about ten guys and gals that were dressed up in 40s garb, including a variety of soldiers & nurses and some lovely ladies dressed in period clothing. While I didn't think the hair/outfits were totally period correct, it was still fun to see other people there dressed up, as I was the only patron that was dressed in what felt like a costume. The re-enactors had the job of dancing with one another and the guests of the event. I didn't get the chance to dance, but I am hoping next year I will have a cute boy to take along with me! ;)

Here's a closer shot of my outfit and hair. I did faux bangs and a victory roll on either side. I used my hot sticks to set my hair and now that I have two sets I can use more rollers on my whole head and I find that the set lasts much longer, even longer than a cold set. I had to get a second set after Delta Airlines stole three of my rollers and the top to the case. I have had this dress for a long time and love it, but somehow always manage to forget that I own it. Does that ever happen to you?


40s Dress and 40s Play Shoes: Mother Fletchers

40s Clutch: Royal Oak Flea Market

50s Earrings and 40s Sunglasses: Estate Sales


BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, I'll have to try to get down there next year! Love your outfit (and those SHOES!)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Everything about that first photo is perfection! The dress, hairstyle, your shoes & sunglasses along with the perfect background come together really well. :) I'm jealous you can wear vintage shoes, my feet are just too big.

MarieBayArea said...

that happens to me all the time! your dress, hair, shoes (!), and YOU are all so pretty.

Stefanie Valentine said...

You look fantastic! That's a gorgeous dress you have, unbelievable that you sometimes forget you own it!

Sebastian Gaydos said...

The dance seems like a lot of fun! The costumes add a layer of energy to the whole event, don't you think? With the vintage cars around, it almost feels like you've stepped back in time, or at least stepped into some sort of parallel world, ha ha.