Friday, January 22, 2016

Beautiful -Postcard Friendship Friday #297

I posted this unusual postcard back in 2009--enough time has passed by, I thought I'd put it up again.  The girl is beautiful and the dress is just stunning.  I would LOVE to have a dress with sleeves like that!   The embroidered flowers are lovely, too.  The size of her waist, though, bothers me. She's so tiny I think she might break.

I hope you all had a wonderful week, dear Friends.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

* BADGE:  When you submit a postcard, be sure to put a link back to this page.  You can copy and paste the PFF badge, which has the link embedded.  Thank you! 

THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.


Patty said...

She probably had a corset strung up so tight she couldn't breathe. Some ladies would even have a rib or two removed to make their waist smaller, can you imagine? Back then surgery had to be pretty primitive.

As for Abe's sandwich, no recipe, I think he was just hungry. LOL It was Virginia ham from the deli which was sliced thin, I warmed in a skillet I had sprayed, then when good and hot, put on a slice of bread, then a piece of Swiss cheese, some sweet onion slices and a squirt of mustard and the other slice of bread. That was all, nothing else.

Snowing here and really starting to stick. Have granddaughter to pick up at 2:30, I doubt they will let them leave early.

Hope your Father is doing better. I had his name put on a prayer list a friend of mine has on her blog. Here is her blog if you wish to visit.
I also had her put my niece's name on there, Sherry, she's do to have her double mastectomy on the 18th.

Have a nice week-end.

Lois said...

I agree that she is probably cinched into a very tight corset! I'm glad we don't have to do that to feel pretty now. Her dress is gorgeous though!

viridian said...

yes probably a corset, but the shadows could be giving us the wrong impression.

Anonymous said...

Mom used to hem up some pretty fancy dresses for some ladies and she was always taking waists in and later letting them out.

Thanks for the visit to my Birds Blog

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

She's gorgeous! It looks to me as though she is standing with her back arched to accentuate her waist.

Snap said...

She is lovely -- as is the dress ... so romantic! Happy PFF!

Stacey said...

What a fabulous postcard- And that dress is stunning... Love the cards you've been posting- Really great graphics!

JANN said...

Thinking of you Beth, hope Dad is doing much better. Lovely image postcard :)
happy Friday !!

Irene said...

Lovely image indeed, I too think her waist is unnaturally small. But you never know, she could have been working out. Happy PFF

Clytie said...

I got the same impression as Sheila - that she is standing with her back arched in order to look smaller. Probably had corsets on too. The dress really is stunning, isn't it?

Shaunna said...

Your postcards are linked at my blog:
Have a great day!

Paul van Yperen said...

Hi Beth,

Finally! You've posted a European Film Star Postcard!!!

This is the legendary French actress Pauline Polaire (1874–1939) a.k.a. Polaire, who appeared in several silent French films of the 1910s. The wonderful postcard is rare. I've never seen it before.

Happy PFF!


Chris Overstreet said...

I have to disagree with Paul; this is French singer Émilie Marie Bouchaud (stage name Polaire), who was famous for her tiny corseted waist. Whether she was also famous for her singing I do not know.

Paul van Yperen said...

Hi Chris,

It's the samme woman.