Sunday – picnic at the Pope Mansion, replete with vintage cars, great music, and wonderful costumes to oggle.
The Lake Tahoe Gatsby is a lovely, miniature-version of the Oakland Gatsby. It’s a free wander-in sort of affair right on the beach at the Pope Mansion, an old historic residence now belonging to the State of California, but once the Summer destination of the well-to-do Pope family and their guests, escaping busy San Francisco for some fresh mountain air.
The theme was 1920s, with afternoon attire being the appropriate dress. …but I made a 1920s style bathing suit (and you can too, here’s how), and actually went swimming in it, which was interesting, to say the least.
More photos ….
Mom in front of one of the beautiful cars parked up on the lawn at the Pope Mansion.
Debbie always looks snazzy in vintage 🙂
The bathing suit in all its glory. I didn’t change into my other dress like I’d planned – wearing this thing was too much fun 🙂
Debbie and Oscar, the perfect vintage couple.
Mom in her reproduction plaid 20s house dress, made from an original pattern. And she has great shoes I want to steal.
The swimming …. the Lake wasn’t all THAT cold (har har). The suit did find in the water, but did get a little looser all around after it dried out HOURS later.
And that’s all the 1920s Summer Fun we’ll be having this year. Oscar, Debbie, Mom and I are all quite enchanted with the Jazz Age, though, and are dreaming up speakeasy parties and other 20s-themed get-togethers :-). Can’t resist!