Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fun In The Sun

On Saturday, a Mercedes-Benz car show was held on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards located in Dobson, North Carolina.



Sitting in the shade and visiting with people was a popular way to pass the time between looking at beautiful cars.



I borrowed one of Mr. Mickey's hats and wore the black tank from my collection with old white jeans from Chico's. The bag is from Uno Alla Volta. The hand-painted silk shawl is by Tina Gleave at the Silk Squirrel. The flat silver trim sandals are old from DSW.


I do not usually stroll through a park when it is ninety-two degrees so getting dressed for this event was a bit of a challenge for me. I knew that if we went inside, the air conditioning would quickly become too much for me, so the shawl was a welcome addition as we were having lunch.



After looking at every car, petting every dog and visiting with lots of special car owners, we rested for a moment before starting out on our next adventure for the day.


If you grew up in America during the sixties, you probably watched The Andy Griffith Show a few times. I was born in North Carolina where Mayberry was supposed to be located. My family always felt as if this show was starring our people.



The beautiful little quaint town of Mount Airy is best known internationally as the birthplace of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for the fictional community of Mayberry on the show. 


Regarding the tone of the show, Griffith once said in a 'Today Show' interview, that despite a contemporary setting, the show attempted to emulate nostalgia. "Though it was shot in the 1960s, it had a feeling of the 1930s."















Shopping in "Mayberry"!















Bye!


Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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14 comments:

Cissy Buyalos said...

Loved this...Nothing I love more than Mayberry!

Marie Brown said...

I love the shot of Mr. Mickey and you. It is FRAMEABLE! Looking good.

Kathy said...

Gosh, those were some beautiful old homes. I love to look at old houses but want to live in a newer one for maintenance issues (or lack thereof).

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love those beautiful Victorian homes! You look cool as a cucumber!

Linda Lee said...

I'm a NJ transplant to NC. I love the quaintness of Mt.Airy. It will certainly be a town I will visit when my daughter visits in the fall! Beautiful photography. Thank you for all you do.

KC said...

You both look stylish and cool! What a fun way to spend the day!

Babs R said...

What a fun event and you look so cool and collected in your outfit. Speaking of a challenge, I have one...I've been invited to a Saturday afternoon tea and I don't know any of the ladies who'll be there. I asked about the 'dress code' and it's 'Sunday type'..some will wear dresses, some suits or pants suits. Since I don't wear dresses, I'm browsing through your posts to get ideas. What would you wear?
Thanks for any suggestions.

Kathryn51 said...

What a fun day!

Would have loved one photo of you actually using the shawl.

Susan Street said...

Babs R something along these lines would work for your event. https://fiftynotfrumpy.blogspot.com/2016/07/saturday-in-high-country.html

Susan Street said...

Kathryn51 image number five on this post will show you how I draped it at lunch time. https://fiftynotfrumpy.blogspot.com/search/label/Silk%20Squirrel

Babs R said...

Susan, thank you so much for the afternoon tea outfit suggestion. You have the most gorgeous jackets and I LOVE that one! Thanks again for your help.

katimacii said...

Those photos are wonderful, and I love your outfit. Your arms look so toned!

Trish said...

What an attractive couple you and Mr. Mickey are. And your outfit, cool, casual and yet so put together.

Naomi Krokowski said...

Thanks for taking us along on your adventures! ❤️