I was about to say the suit isn't vintage, but then I remembered buying it in the 80's, and now I suppose it is. This suit was definitely old-fashioned when I purchased it, and probably referencing the 40's. Marshall Field's had a department called, The Country Shop, which can safely be translated as, "Clothes for the horsey set when they're not wearing jodhpurs." The real horsey-set don't wear Ralph Lauren, or they didn't.
1980's Marshall Field's Country Shop Wool Plaid Suit
1980's Pendelton blouse-Goodwill or Hand-Me-Ups (can't remember)
60's glass beads-Hand-Me-Ups
50's Bakelite earrings-Et cetera Thrift , Seward, NE .59 Cents!
Brown shoes-K Mart
Bangles-orange lucite and cinnabar, Hand-Me-Ups, Layered glass bangle-Goodwill
Brown leather belt-Hand-Me-Ups
1930's (possibly early 40's) Vogue hat, Stamped France
1950's (early 60's?) handbag-Ruby Begonia's, Lincoln, NE
Fragrance-Mitsouko (and plenty of it, because this suit demands it!)
Terrible photo (sorry). The bottom bangle is the layered glass. I promise to give it a proper photo shoot as it is really deserving of one. I'm a little afraid to wear it for fear of chipping it.
A better look at the hat.
I'm listening to the wind tearing through here at gale force, and appreciating that I no longer live on the farm. The snow has yet to arrive (it will, it will) but in a few hours the visibility will be down to nothing, and on those rural roads, travel would be impossible. Nights like this terrified me, particularly if it hit around the time Mr. ETB was driving home from the city. With nothing but fields on either side of the road for mile after mile, it could be difficult to tell where the road was. I'm not looking forward to a storm, but knowing I'm not trapped by it does change things considerably. There were times we couldn't get down the 1/2 mile drive to the main road.
I made a gigantic pot of pea soup to get us through the deep-freeze this weekend. Anything below 0 degrees F. is bad, but add the wind into it, and it is no laughing matter. You don't need me to lecture about frostbite, so I'll just remind you to wear a hat and gloves in cold weather, and don't be foolish. Frostbite is FAST.
I hope you're having a nice weekend, and better weather than we are. Brrr.