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14 July 2016 @ 06:34 pm
Throwback Thursday: 7th Birthday Party  
I was given my first camera for my 7th Birthday so this is one of the earliest photos I ever took.





The curtains and sofa cushions remain in my parent's kitchen to this day, but somehow contrive to look less completely 70s when not complemented by an array of 1970s party frocks.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/198787.html.
 
 
 
the little creep: sidewisenyarbaggytep on July 14th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
Very evocative!
fififolle: Thunderbirds 2015fififolle on July 14th, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
That's amazing!
Having a camera as a child was just so cool. What an era we grew up in!
liadtbunny: Callan Tealiadtbunny on July 16th, 2016 03:40 pm (UTC)
I had a party frock like one in the photo in the 80s!

Good present:)
Pollyjane_somebody on July 27th, 2016 11:45 am (UTC)
Your parents' curtains/cushions are William Morris, I think, so that's pretty timeless really :-)

I think I got my first camera a bit later, maybe around 9, bought with the £5 prize money from an art competition (design a poster to "Keep Southampton Tidy"!) I was going to say it was only b&w though, then I realised of course that was the film, not the camera - and the reason we bought b&w was because Daddy could develop those himself (great memories of that) rather than having to pay the chemist :-)

I think it was probably my 7th birthday that my Nanna bought me my first 'proper' (i.e. full-length) party frock, which I loved, with a brown corduroy bodice and floral skirt and sleeves - looked *very* like the one in the bottom right of your photo:-) My favourite thing about it was the little orange velvet bow at the neckline - ah, the '70s :-)
louisedennislouisedennis on July 28th, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
I think those curtains/cushions get away with it now because of Morris but the whole floor to ceiling Morris print thing is quite 70s. I think the fact that the walls either side are white (which you can't see in this photo) also helps.

It's odd, it wasn't until I posted this photo that it occurred to me that there was a definite "look" to the 1970s party frock - but floral print and some kind of bodice were obviously a thing.