Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beautiful Cypress Gardens...

Beautiful Cypress Gardens

"...Natural fairyland of sunshine and flowers."

Wait, southern belles are part of a natural fairyland? Guess so! Love it for the kitsch factor, doubly so because I've had a spate of southern belles in my mailbox lately (in fact, someone even commented on the last postcard like this that it looked like Cypress Gardens), complete with those oddball pouffy dresses. I know, they're not oddball for the time and the place, but they strike me as extremely comical now. (I'm a no-nonsense midwestern girl cum plane-jane New England transplant. Wearing a dress like that would be antithetical to my very nature.)

A few of my correspondents just send me the coolest vintage postcards. I laughed at this one for a long time. Love the Lusterchrome color!

1 comment:

  1. yes and the property that Cypress Gardens is sitting on was turned into an amusement park and I just heard that the amusement park has been shut down and more than 160 employees are now without a job . I miss Cypress Gardens , my cousin was married there in the 1970s and she still has the pics . Incredible how times change so fast . I find this one near and dear to my heart and thanks for sharing and posting this one .