Canada Colours for Canada Day

This red sundress was given to me by my cousin Marion from Germany, when she came for a visit.red dress 1

It belonged to her and she wore it in the ’70s.

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The petite white flowers and eyelet trim add a nostalgic touch and I feel like I’m on Little House on the Prairy.red dress

Not only are the colours perfect for Canada Day, but it suits the time period of the annual Canada Day event at the Pioneer Village we attend every year.

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Happy Canada Day to my fellowΒ Canadians!

Happy weekend to all!

❀ carmen

God keep our land glorious and free!

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Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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41 Responses to Canada Colours for Canada Day

  1. Bob says:

    Here I am back for another comment on this blog….. your youthful playfulness on the railway ties is enchanting.

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  2. Rebecca says:

    You look so fresh and young Carmen – the maxi is awesome!!!

    Check out my boho/70s-inspired look at the blog – Happy Weekend!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  3. karenstrand says:

    I just love that dress!! I had something similar back in the 70’s! I do think it was the same print. Oh how I wish I had it now! You look lovely in the dress and with the that old railroad background. Happy Canada Day!

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    • carmen says:

      WOW!!! You’re the third one in this thread that had a similar dress! That is so cool Karen! Even though I keep almost everything, there are dresses I wish I still had too. Isn’t that railroad fantastic? I love the building with old signs and the antique bicycle on the wall.

      Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

      ❀ carmen

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  4. Susan says:

    Love, love, love it! And I had a similar one in the 70’s with a blue background. I wore it with platform sandals and an ankle bracelet!

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  5. Nina says:

    So cute! I love old vintage clothing! That sundress is also perfect for summer. Happy Canada day!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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  6. What a lovely gift! Everything about that vintage dress is fabulous. The cut, length, color. Perfect for summer and especially for your country’s holiday. And I love the setting for your shoot. Well done πŸ™‚

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Theresa! I’m so glad it fits me because it is truly a unique vintage dress with wonderful memories woven through its fibres! I wore it to go dancing and it flares beautifully!

      ❀ carmen

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  7. josep-maria says:

    Another wonderful look for Canada Day. I have said many times, but I repeat: you are the most beautiful symbol of Canada. I still remember your photo wrapped in a towel with the flag of the country. The dress is cute, I love the vintage style, pattern and delicate colors. And I like the outfit, with red sandals, and your red pendant. The design is wonderful, with frills, the lace and the difference between the two patterns. Maybe you remember a little “to the House on the Prairie” this was a wonderful series of television, the protagonist was a beautiful mature woman like you. Your image, running down the railroad tracks, is very beautiful, your hair in the wind, your head down, so different from your ballet poses. The most beautiful woman in the prairie or anywhere with a wonderful dress, the perfect combination to celebrate the day of this great country … Canada.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Josep-Maria! You have a good memory remembering my Canada towel. πŸ™‚ If I ever have a vacation in Spain, I will bring it with me for the beach. I have a picture of my cousin wearing this dress in the ’70s which I will post when I find it. You noticed the two different patterns, again I say that you have a keen eye for detail and that is what makes you such a good fashion expert.

      The Little House on the Prairie is a classic series and I always thought Caroline Ingalls was sweet and lovely. Thank you for comparing me to such a beautiful lady as Karen Grassle.

      ❀ carmen

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  8. Patti says:

    What a lovely vintage dress! Happy Canada Day (I love Canada!) Thanks for sharing, xo
    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  9. Sehr schΓΆn. Klasse. L.G. Wolfgang

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  10. Happy Canada Day!

    What an adorable dress.

    Hope you are watching some fireworks now.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. Happy Canada Day, Carmen!
    Gorgeous dress!
    I admire the way you hang onto vintage clothes! AND can still fit into them! πŸ˜€

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Melinda! It was my cousin Marion that kept it for all these years and now gave it to me. I do keep clothes a long time because I like them and they still fit because I’m the same size as I was when I was 14. πŸ˜›

      Happy 4th of July my American friend!

      ❀ carmen

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      • Bob says:

        Being vegetarian until you became vegan and your active energetic life style have enabled you to be the same size as when you were 14…. an admirable role model for all who know you. πŸ˜€

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  12. ToryBri says:

    Great sun dress, perfect colour and style to celebrate our patriotism.

    Hope you are having a wonderful Canada Day and a great long weekend.

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  13. ivanev says:

    Happy Canada Day Carmen !! I love that beautiful red dress along your red sandals( I plan to get a pair soon), perfect for Canada’s Day and for visiting the Pioneer Village. You seem to have lots of fun on the wonderful place. Enjoy your stay there and have a nice weekend !

    Ivan

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  14. Amy Johnson says:

    How special to own a vintage dress like that! Hang on to that beauty! Happy Canada Day!

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  15. Maggie says:

    A very nice sundress to wear on Canada Day ! You must have a big wardrobe , always finding something to wear on any occasion, Happy Canada Day to you too , my pretty friend !

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  16. Ralph says:

    Great dress, it really suits you dear Carmen. You are on the right track with this one. lol. Have a wonderful Canada day dear friend. Ralph πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • carmen says:

      Ha ha! my funny friend, you came up with just the right play on words with this one!!

      Happy weekend and thanks so much for stopping by the train station. πŸ™‚

      ❀ carmen

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  17. utesmile says:

    Happy Canada Day to You Carmen. What a lovely dress for the day. I love dresses like that and had some in the late 70’s too. ( for my ‘Abschlussball’ I had a very similar one in blue, I loved the ‘Volants’ on the bottom.) Great colour and fun to wear! Enjoy Canada Day and the weekend Carmen.

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