Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Becca, age 17


Welcome to Natasha's virtual vintage prom!! Some participants are showing pictures of their dream dress/accessories, some are actually modeling their attire (beautiful!), but I thought I'd share pics from my actual prom, circa 1978! Here I am, I was a senior in high school, 17 years old. My dress was pale blue and pink (imagine! :) with lace trim. Check out my purple bedroom, complete with canopy bed and french provincial furniture. My walls were deep purple, and the bedding and curtains were tiered in three shades of purple fabric (can you guess what my fave color was back then?)Here is my date; isn't he dreamy? We were "going steady" as we called it 'back then'. He had dark curly hair and beautiful blue eyes -- tall dark and handsome. Can you believe I made him wear this powder blue tux to coordinate with my dress?

Here is a picture of us together. It's so funny, I can tell which photos were taken by my dad, because my boyfriend was scared of my dad, and wouldn't put his arm around me in front of him!! Poor fella looks so nervous!!He was a lot more relaxed around my mom, as she took this photo at my graduation party just weeks later! Look at those gold walls and that velvet rust chair!! 70's decor!!


Thanks for hosting this, Natasha, what fun!!


37 comments:

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

What great photos!! Thanks so much for sharing...you look so sweet and your "steady" looks very handsome indeed! Gotta love the clothes and decor back then!!
Kathy :)

Rosemary said...

Hi Becca,
Don't you look cute! It reminds me of my dress in 1974, only mine was yellow. My date, who is now my husband had that same color blue, only it was his shirt. Amazing!
What a nice guy you had to wear a powder blue suit. Love the hair too!
Rosemary

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Becca are you sure you guys arent off 'That 70's Show' ?? LOL
Going steady...sounds funny now doesnt it !
Love the photos, its so good to look back and remember the fun times.
(even if we were tragic sometimes)
Hugs,
Shann :)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Looking so sweet Becca!! I love seeing these old photos! Why in the world was everything gold, brown and orange back then??? lol!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

You two were such a cute couple and you looked lovely in your dress!
Michelle

Back Through Time said...

I think I had one of those dresses too, LOL!! What fun photos of you!
Have a great time tonite!
Michelle

Natasha Burns said...

You look lovely Becca! And the pale blue suit is gorgeous, lol! He sure is handsome, I can tell he looked nervous when your Dad took the photos, so funny!!! Thanks for joining in the fun, i'm updating the list now and am almost done!!!

Sophie Rose Designs said...

Awwww, I loved seeing these! I think it's neat how you guys matched, lol! And I love your 70's teenage bedroom!!!

*Hugs* Dara

Sugar Bear said...

I love your prom photos! So much fun and you are adorable!
Karla

twinkleshabbystar said...

Becca,
WOW! I sooo enjoyed seeing your prom photos! You had a cute bedroom growing up! I always wanted a canopy bed! Also, loving your dates powder blue tux! hee! hee! XO,Jenn

Scrappy Moments said...

What Great Photos of The Prom. I just adore That Blue Tux your date was wearing :)

Angie

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Oh, how fun! And funny! Good times, back in the day!

Melissa

Bethany said...

Oh what a wonderful rememberance you shared! I loved looking at your pics...you were such a cutie (a purple loving cutie! lol)
How sweet the two of you looked :)

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

OHHH this is so sweet!! I always wanted a canopy bed!! Your prom photos were the sweetest!! You really can tell your date was nervous around your dad! Thanks for sharing these!
:)Brittany

Scrappy Jessi said...

that is so great!!
your dress was groovy!
you guys made a cute couple!
jessi nagy

Gina said...

How fun!

karin (creativechaos) said...

Oh..... we would have made such a great double date pair!!! I love your dress! What was that designers name that was soooo popular then? She did every thing in lace? You just have to love the 70's!! Great pictures! Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog!

vivian said...

that was my era too! Love your pictures.. I wish i had the energy to dig some pics out and play prom with every one.. but .. I dont!! those were the days though!! so much partying and fun!!

Lallee said...

Becca, those pictures were so fun to see! You were the purple diva back then ;-) I loved seeing the difference in expressions/posture of your boyfriend depending on which parent was snapping the picture. Too funny.

Sherry said...

I'm looking at your photos and thinking "I remember all this"...such a great trip down memory lane!!

Girl About Town said...

Oh wow, what charming pics!!! You two made a really cute couple!! Thanks for sharing!

The Rose Cottage said...

Looks like you all have had a lot fun at the Prom :)

bj said...

How precious you and your date looked.
Would you believe my daughter had a bedroom set JUST like yours and....the exact same purple bedding. AMAZING
AND....my son wore a powder blue tux to HIS senior prom!!
I hope you had a wonderful time at your prom...I can remember mine as tho it were yesterday...such fun.
Happy Thanksgiving,
bj

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Flashback 1978! We are the same age and boy, don't I remember these fashions and hair styles. You and your date are so cute together! Whatever happened to him? Loving the 70's decor. Do you know my dad still has his rust colored velvet couch? ha! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Becca!

xo,
Becky

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You were adorable!

I see that both of us were able to use our own proms for the "vintage" theme...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Purple is my favorite color too! You have such a sweet smile. Great pictures! Blessings... Polly

AnastasiaC said...

im loving your 70's prom photos...superb!!!

The Rose Room said...

Gorgeous! I love your dress, it would have been just the thing back then! And the bedroom, so pretty and frilly and purple. I had a purple 70's bedroom as well!

Bejeweled said...

What fun seeing your old photos!! You two were such a cute prom couple!

bluemuf said...

Great photos, I just love your dress.

Karen

She'sSewPretty said...

Becca, I graduated in 1977 so we're close to the same age. I remember those pale blue tuxes too. I'm sure my brother wore one. LOL

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Marina Capano said...

What great photos!! lovely your post!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Those are great pics ! It looks exactly like when I went to prom with my now hubby ~ You must have had prom the same time I did ~

Alice W. said...

Great photos! Your date was dreamy! Love the blue tux :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Thanks for sharing! My prom dress in 78 was similar. Love that rust chair and the gold walls. A perfect blast from the past!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

You looked fabulous in your pink and blue! Loved the hair! Thx for joining in !

Kitty

Lea said...

I had the very same bed!!!!! I use to take one of the top ends off the canopy part and use it as a pretend microphone while I wailed Melanie, Jonie Mitchell and Jefferson Airplane songs into it!!! LOL... Thanks for the memory... it ALMOST made me want to get up and do the bump to a Doobie Brother's song !!