Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Roaring Twenties

Hi everybody!
It was good to see so many people joining in the challenges the past few weeks, hope it keeps that way!
The roaring twenties always brings to mind the pictures of the flapper girls, feather boas and suavely dressed men in elegant cars, although for many in Europe and from the end of the decade in America it was a time of grinding poverty after the First World War, when those with no  money fought to exist.

 (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

My tag shows the other side, I just wanted to remind us that not everybody was part of this superficial glamour world.



I have used an image from gecko Galz, a pink feather (so hard to stick down!) and some beaded fringing over some long fringes from an old stole.
Have a good week you all, take care, and thanks for looking!
Valerie

20 comments:

  1. A great photo reminder. And you know I love that Gecko Galz image. I used it recently. Thinking which image I want to use this time around.

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  2. Anonymous16 July, 2013

    Lovely tag Val, thought I would find you here today. I remember my gran telling her poor many people were back then, and never having enough to eat. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Such glamour and beauty Valerie all on one tag-Amazing.

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Val, your tag is really stunning and thanks for reminding us that there was another side to how we remember this era.
    Sue xx

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  5. Fun tag-- love that fringe!!

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  6. Lovely colours for your glam girls. Good idea to show the other side, that period was no fun for many people, but that was the point of dancing and having parties to keep their cares away.
    Jane x

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  7. It is so true--the extreme poverty coexisting with the glamorous elite. Your tag is so luscious, and the feathers are perfect.

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  8. In the USA, the depression came after the stock market crash in 1929. Just a little history lesson.
    Beautiful Tag non-the-less.

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  9. Anonymous16 July, 2013

    Hi Val, lovely tag as always. Love the beading! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Bright bold and beautiful. The beading is especially festive.

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  11. I love this tag, the beading is very fine!x

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  12. Thank you for the reminder, because it is certainly a part of history we must not forget. I love the way you combined the two beaded and regular fringes. Blessings!

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  13. Love the image and colors of this tag. So glad you posted the picture of the other side of that time--I toyed with it as my theme but thought it would make a morose tag. :-) My grandparents were poor Scots-Irish farmers with 10 children living in the mountains of Kentucky, and life in the twenties was exhausting, difficult, and often very sad. Friends, family, and church brought times of fun brought periodic relief from the tedium.

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  14. Fabulous post, the pic of the other side of the twenties was a great idea...Love your tag... fantastic..Hugs May x x x

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  15. Great images and I love the way you have embellished your tag! Carolyn xx

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  16. Wonderful work Valerie. As always you have put so much into what you create and the info that goes along with them; making your posts forever intersting :0)

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  17. I have that same image and almost used it.....lol.

    Love all the fringe and the feather is perfect.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  18. Fabulous flappers, what a great tag! Love the feather too. ~Diane

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  19. Very moving photo, what a difficult time that was for many people. Great image on the tag.

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