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October Smatterings

30
Nov
20

4
entries

Stiff, heavy nylon netted pettis were worn under heavier fabrics such as quilting, during The Era
Sent by
John N.


We would call this a flippy
twirl in a
square dance skirt

From Sylvia Marie


Tina has sent a couple of Era advertisements
 from US and Canadian sources

 


Wedding gown, 1864
Credit Metropolitan Museum of Art

29
Nov
20

4
entries

A rather delicious
site on the steps

From Sylvia Marie


Nature does help sometimes, especially by the sea!

Courtesy Malcolm in the UK
 


Here the very feminine Disneyland Alice
makes a rather nice display of her pettis!


Provided by her namesake


Those proper ballroom dance gowns
will bowl you over every time!

From John N.

28
Nov
20

4
entries

A preference for parasols
Sent by
Sylvia Marie


Legacy Era cha-cha albums

Provided by Crinolyn


Flamboyant Alice
From John N.


Dara: "Strictly strikes again!"      YouTube

27
Nov
20

4
entries

 

Corset and puff...

From John N.


Nice twirl (and décolletage!)

From Crinolyn


Yesterday, we posted this on staylace.com - thought it might be of interest here:

Orlando painting by Yasmine Samir
   Samir
: "
I was touched by the movie Orlando, the story of a young nobleman who was commanded by    Queen Elizabeth to stay forever young; it took place the earlier time of British history. I loved that beautiful scene with the detailed dress, amazing clock and couldn't resist painting  it."


A credible mermaid
with a sour face!

26
Nov
20

4
entries

Thanks to all who fought for and died for this beautiful God-given country

Unidentified performers

From John N.


Diaphanous wings...

From Crinolyn


Nancy N. sends these stills from the new movie
Godmothered
with Jillian Bell and Isla Fischer
Trailer (YouTube)


A very nice Era automotive view
Peek of petti...
Provided by Malcolm in the UK
Nicely enhanced by Sylvia Marie

25
Nov
20

4
entries


Before or after the wedding?
 Either can certainly call for a nap!

From
John N.


Just about a wide enough short
hoop to give a bell skirt...almost
From
 Crinolyn

Rescued by Sylvia Marie


Ooo...We do like this corset and
 hoop on the
steps...with a crease!
From John N.

Something for our Youth area
 from
Malcolm in the UK

Quite pretty!

24
Nov
20

4
entries

Looks like fun!
From
John N.


Disney park?

From  Crinolyn


We rarely add to our X section, but we'll
make this exception, sent by Ian M.


From Nancy N., 'Birdgirls'
from Suessical the Musical
Source

23
Nov
20

4
entries

Washing clothes, folk costume style
(Nationality unidentified)

From
John N.


Large hats with crinies
are delicioso! 

From  Crinolyn


This lady bears a resemblance to Audrey,
but is probably not her
FromOctober 1955 Vanity Fair

From John N.    


Era girdle advertisement

 

22
Nov
20

4
entries

Japanese entertainment

From John N.
 


Have a retro Pepsi on Crinolyn


Again with the typically refreshingly designed Era pettis...
NEVER boring!

From John N.


Malcolm in the UK provides
 some
seaside fluff

 

21
Nov
20

4
entries

Pretty-pretty by the water...

From John N.
 


Delightful party dress underpinnings

P
rovided by Crinolyn


Those most intriguing creases!

From John N.


Joe A:

"The picture of a childs' lovely petticoat I sent you on the 19th reminds me of my primary (junior) school days in England."

(We have placed this in our "Sweet Remembrances" section - here are Joe's words)

 

20
Nov
20

4
entries

Stunningly colorful!

From John N.
Aesthetically adjusted by Sylvia Marie


More perk,
(L) with an attitude

Provided by Crinolyn


A most dramatic extension of charm

From John N.


Nancy N.:

"Blogger is reminded of barber shop poles by this frock..."

 

19
Nov
20

4
entries

Indeed!

From John N.


John A.:
 
"Child's nylon petticoat from the late 1950s. It just shows the beauty of the decoration and
design that  went into the original 1950's petticoats. A far cry from today's retro creations
."


Twice perky

From John N.


Nancy N.:
Folk dance scene from TV series Malcolm in the Middle - "Ida's Dance",  

with guest star Cloris Leachman

Source         YouTube video
 

18
Nov
20

4
entries

A dramatic collage

From John N.


A twenty year old sassy advertisement from the UK
From Sylvia Marie


Mike F. points to a saucy clogging video
Dance attire area


We are not on the fence about this one!
Provided by Malcolm in the UK

Pleats area

17
Nov
20

4
entries

She certainly doesn't require the ladder
as a prop - quite dramatically sexy!

From John N.


Too early to deck the halls?

From Sylvia Marie


Much to our liking!
Beautifully poised...
From
John N.


A hoop worthy of notice...
Provided by Crinolyn

16
Nov
20

4
entries

Piquant visage

From John N.


Nice photoshoot


Fetish on the steps

From John N.


Rather a bit coy...
Provided by
Crinolyn

15
Nov
20

4
entries

Heavenly pastiche

From John N.


Model Yasmeen Ghauri
in a special frock!


Perched break

From John N.


Extending with flair!
Provided by
Crinolyn

14
Nov
20

4
entries

We are quite enamored of pleats featuring pettis beneath -
John N. has sent these lovely examples.


*Lively Liz doing a twirl...


In an manner of speaking, we could call this polonaise, no?

From John N.


A bit of an Era  pleat-ish affair
Provided by
Crinolyn

13
Nov
20

4
entries

Dropped waists were popular during a segment of The Era
Sent by
John N.


Neil M. supplies us with pictures from
the ongoing TV series (since 2019) of

Why Woman Kill


Playground fun -
swing area


This reenactress displays panniers, particularly popular in France during parts of the 18th century
Provided by
Crinolyn

12
Nov
20

5
entries

Sundress froufrou
Sent by
John N.


Gigi Hadid
on the runway
(Designer Mosch
ino?)

Provided by
Crinolyn


One lucky doggie!
From Captain Marno


Lolita doll duet


Roger K. has discovered someone who has taken the first few 1963 episodes of Petticoat Junction and made it into a movie. 

As usual, we see a minimal amount of bouffant in evidence, sadly.

11
Nov
20

4
entries

 

Honor
our
 
Veterans!

Roberta Shore (Mickey Mouse Club, 1955)
Sent by
John N.

..and
a video of her singing
"Love At First Sight" on the Dick Clark Show


Charm extension

Provided by Crinolyn


Cloudy day sundress reveal
From Captain Marno


Nice Car pettis pose
 

10
Nov
20

4
entries

Nicely-presented bridal froufrou
Sent by
John N.


Mere tulle, but excitingly envisioned

Provided by Crinolyn


Some kind of rehearsal...
From Captain Marno


Car pettis fun
from Malcolm in the UK

9
Nov
20

4
entries

Frolicking!
Sent by John N.


Interesting stairway perspective
Provided by Crinolyn


Dishing
From Captain Marno


Grace Kelly, 1956

...of course, with Prince Rainier

8
Nov
20

4
entries

Pastiche of a cage fantasy!
Sent by
John N.


Reenacting Polonaise
Provided by Crinolyn


Peter Leth points out this eclectic corset maker,
but there are WONDERS there for us as well!


Another nice Vespa image 
from
Malcolm in the UK

(See 17 Oct)

7
Nov
20

4
entries

For those of us who came of age during The Era, Annette (God rest her soul...) had a profound effect on us.  John N. has sent a
group of pictures to add to  our collection, which we will post soon.  First, though, because of the  unusual  aspect of this skirt
(see the petti through her skirt!), we post this one, she with Sal Mineo (1958).


A couple of Era square
dance 
album covers,

provided by
Crinolyn


Surely staged, but we'll
put it in our
legacy area
 


There is something compelling about
 this picture
from Captain Marno

6
Nov
20

4
entries

Happiness en froufrou
Sent by
John N.


Mother/daughter cuteness...
Provided by
Crinolyn


How inviting!
Appropriate area


Joyful automotive bridal froufrou 
from
Malcolm in the UK

5
Nov
20

4
entries

For our trapeze section
Sent by
John N.



Defining
perky
(with a twirl)
Provided by Crinolyn

 


Sequence from Captain Marno:

               


Calming beauty...

4
Nov
20

4
entries

Colorfully perched... 
Photographer had much arranging to do!
Sent by
John N.


 

Probably from the
 Little Brides
website
Provided by Crinolyn


Faux spanking
from Captain Marno


Era dancing, or simulated

 from Malcolm in the UK

3
Nov
20

4
entries

WOW! Astonishingly delightfully perky! 
Sent by
John N.


 

...and a runner-up
from
Crinolyn


Bridal froufrou
from Captain Marno


Floor fun

From Kristi

2
Nov
20

4
entries

Fluffy Alice
 Sent by John N.


Adjustment on the steps

From Kristi


Reminiscing the dance
from
Captain Marno


A pleasant gown
from gown impresaria
Crinolyn

1
Nov
20

4
entries

 John N. has provided some nice pictures of the Lennon Sisters

For you youngins',this singing group was quite popular during The Era on The Lawrence Welk Show; favored by US because of the lovely manner in which they dressed!

                     


A nice peek

From Sylvia Marie


Rather interesting! From Captain Marno


Colorful floor model
from
Crinolyn


 

 


"How many clouds of scented lace kiss each other under your skirt?"  
                                                                             
C. Govoni (1884-1965)

 
WHEN I SEE...
A fetching lass, enveloped in tulle,
declaring, defining the beauty of Man(kind)
Slim of waist, contours of mystery.
Dark tresses which defy description,
a mantel of the soul.
She leads on, unaware of her uniqueness--
Classic, haunting,
Deep auras of eyes
Deep vibrations from the heart
Deep color of the gentleness of her inner self.
I see jealousy
I see my yearning to take her place
I see, also, my utter, deadening sadness.
Tes Staylace -- July 12, 1992
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Generally, updates are linked to the appropriate area so you do not have to search for it.  We keep updates for as long as six months,
after which we merge the individual entries into the appropriate areas of the site.  Very rarely is anything discarded.
Pettipond  ALWAYS attributes the source of pictures when possible.  Image contributions should include the source, when possible, so at least the site from which it is taken can posted with it. It makes no sense, and is unfair, to have the same image on the Internet more than once, especially if the site originally posting it doe not at least get the benefit of a link. If an image is not attributed, and later is found to be in violation of copyright laws, it will be removed.
The Pond is FIRSTLY a petticoat/bouffant/crinoline site, and SECONDLY a TG site.  Image contributions are always welcome and appreciated, but our policy is to not post TG images (with the exception of Poufbunny Parlor Pinups and the occasional VERY passable CDer (in our Flash Pinup section).  Please do not be offended - there are many TG sites on the Internet, but only ONE Pond, and we want also to be inviting to GGs and non-TG males who merely appreciate females in petticoats!
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