Monday, November 19, 2007

Prom Night Remembered

Natasha had invited us to a Vintage Prom. As I have never been to a formal prom I decided to invent one. Sixty years ago Miss Emma Parsons went to her Senior Prom and is now reminiscing about that wonderful time.When the invitation came, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much fun this trip down memory lane would be. I hadn’t thought about the Senior Prom in so many years and now we were all going to get together and share our memories of that wonderful time in our lives.

Adeline, who was my very best friend all through school, was also taking part. It will be so nice to see her again. After high school she got married and I left for College. We wrote for many years, but as time went by it became only a little note at Christmas.

Trying to decide where to start I pulled out my scrapbook and found the Prom pictures.. There was the whole class of 1947 and a picture of my special friends. Adeline was on the right with Ross beside her. I was right behind Adeline and Harold was on my right.. I had also saved the dance booklet. After Harold and I had gone on to different schools we finally lost touch with each other.

I was almost positive I had saved more from that wonderful night. I went looking in the cedar chest and found the beautiful Steinman gown that Daddy had bought for me. I remember having so much fun finding the perfect shoes and bag to go with my new gown

The pretty shoes

The perfect bag

On the day of the Prom Mommy and Daddy gave me the most beautiful necklace and earrings to wear that evening
When Harold picked me up he had brought a lovely wrist corsage. The corsage was made up of beautiful pink roses. The flowers faded away, but I had used some of the pink ribbon and fashioned some roses to keep as a souvenir.
The Prom was all I anticipated and more. It was a magical night, the kind that doesn’t come along very often. I look forward to sharing all the wonderful memories that the other girls experienced

Credits:
Dover graphic
Internet pictures
Necklace and earrings that my Dad gave my Mom in the early 50's
A corsage that Catieann gave me

39 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Oh my goodness Karen!!!! I loved your story and that you created it yourself, so it means you had the perfect prom!!
Love the collage of photos, how fantastic and the outfit and corsage are so beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining in, in such a creative way too!

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen, what a fun prom night.
Gorgeous dress and pretty accessories.
Alison

katydiddy said...

Wonderful old photos!

Gracie said...

Wow great photos! That dress is such a beautiful shade of blue! I enjoyed reading through this post as well =)

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful dress and what sweet memories!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How sweet to have your mom's necklace to wear to the dance!

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Karen,
I loved reading your story! And how lovely you must have looked!! That dress is gorgeous and the rhinestones just stunning!!
Kathy :)

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

I loved your story!! The collage is great!
:)Brittany

Girl About Town said...

What a fabulous post!!! I really enjoyed your story and the pics too - and how wonderful that those rhinesones have the history they do!!! Thanks for sharing.

Adla said...

Hi,
Your dress is beautiful I nearly picked it then had a change of heart. You are looking all set and gorgeous for the prom...with that beautiful set of jewellery. I bet its heirloom now. See you at the prom

Ta, Adla

The Rose Room said...

Karen, what a beautiful story, you are such a talented writer. The dress, shoes and bag are GORGEOUS. The necklace and earrings your Daddy gave your Mother are precious and Catie's corsage, well . . . .

AnastasiaC said...

such a wonderful story and beautiful pictures!
such a pretty dress and those shoes are gorgeous!!!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Karen, gorgeous story, beautiful photos and the dress, wow! Love the wrist corsage and the shoes too! Jenn and Jacqui

rochambeau said...

Dear Karen,
You look beautiful tonight!
Isn't this the best prom EVER!

Let go twist!

Constance

Sherry said...

Karen you have really gone vintage and it's incredible!! The dress is exquisite!!! And I love the corsage!! See you there!

LiLi M. said...

Hi! I love the dress, but the best part is your mum's jewelry still with it's original box!! Wow!! Great to use your imagination!
Have a nice prom!
Love LiLi M.

Twinkle Pink said...

I've never been to a prom either, we used to have balls or formal parties over here.

Well this prom is my first:)))

best wishes Ginny

Beth Leintz said...

Thank you for sharing Emma's story-and with such sweet pictures! Love that dress and the beaded bag!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Karen...what an absolutly gorgeous girl you will be at the prom!!! I love the dress you chose and the bag is just perfect. :) xoxo Heather

p.s.- Your gorgeous package arrived! OH everything is so pretty! I will write you a proper email later on tonight.

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi karen... what a pretty site you have. I love hearing old stories and I've enjoyed reading about your friends and looking a those photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. I like to meet new people and I'm glad I've found you.

Thank you for stopping by my "house in the roses" earlier today.

Come back again.

Cielo

Bejeweled said...

What a gorgous story! And what a vision you are in that beautiful blue dress with those stunning creme accessories!

See you at the prom!

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing your memories & photos of your prom, nothing like the real thing !

The Virtual Vintage prom has been the best fun, everyone has made a big effort to make it extra special.

Joy said...

Great prom story - I never went to mine either - I'm also from Ontario!
:)
Joy

Sugar Bear said...

Love the story you came up with!

Pinkie Denise said...

Your dress is beautiful, love that
gorgeous shade of blue... You are going to look so beautiful with all your acessories. Thanks for sharing your beautiful evening with me Pinkie
Denise

Gina said...

ADORE the dress! And that bag, wow!

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Wish I could remember my prom 1974...you know the 70's!
check out my dnace music looove the 80's dance music hey maybe today I will lose 1/2 a pound..still in bathrobe! eeek! wheres Eric Clapton my date???

Jeanne said...

Miss Emma's prom sounds like the perfect evening. Love the 1947 photo and the gorgeous dress!

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi… just stopping by to say hi, and wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Every new friend is a new door to a different world…. "To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy..."
- Guido

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! I love new people! This is my first time here at your place...and...

You had me going...I was thinking, "My, how sweet...how cool this lovely lady blogs at her age..." {big smile}

Sweet Prom post! Loved it!

Back Through Time said...

Hi! I love your old photos but the dress is amazing!! Nice to see blue for a change:-)
Michelle

art-creations said...

In Germany there are no proms :-(, but i love to read your story and the dress, shoes, necklace and earrings are so pretty, ah and dont forget the shoes!!!

Bren said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you for the lovely story and the dress and shoes are so vintagy cute.
Please check out my blog today and in the third picture please look high above my head for a special surprise. Only you will get what I am showing you.
:) Bren

Let me know if you get it k?

Marina Capano said...

Hi! Lovely Necklace and earrings !!!!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

That dress is just dreamy! And the jewelry! What a lovely story!!!

Wild Rose said...

Hi Karen,

What wonderful memories and your dress is stunning.

I just came over from Lizzie's blog to say hello. It is always a pleasure to read a blog that is new to me.

Marie x

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

That dress is gorgeous! Love those shoes! And we can't forget the divine accessories!

Kitty

Liz said...

I have finally started to seriously Blog again, after moving house.
Loved your account of The Prom.
Hugs from N.Z.
Liz

Liz said...

I have finally started to seriously Blog again, after moving house.
Loved your account of The Prom.
Hugs from N.Z.
Liz