Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring-a-Ling-a-Ding-Dong!



With a catchy name like that how could this event not be a blast??? Well it lived up to its name. This street party in Mountain Brook's English Village all began last year when Continental
Bakery and Chez Lulu Restaurant owner Carole Griffin dreamed it all up to celebrate the bakery's 25th anniversary. It was so well received that she decided to do it again this year. Area merchants as well as artist and vendors joined in and made it a great event for the community.

How can I describe it? Well, try and imagine sweet little fairies decked out in tutus and wings, a brass band replete with pink feathers, a Chicken Lady (with chickens) , giant papier mâché puppets, a bread toss, hula hoop contest, oh and did I mention the mock beheading of Marie Antoinette? I have a bucket full of photos but today, let's salute Carole who was the absolute star of the show!

21 comments:

Daryl said...

What fun, do you remember making flowers out of tissues (kleenex)?

JM said...

Fantastic outfit and shots, V.! When I saw the top shot I immediatly thought the lady could be at the Royal Ascot Races (UK), but as I scrolled down I realized she couldn't! LOL! How very cool!

Leif Hagen said...

She had an incredible hat and quite the "get-up" on! Must have been fun to photograph her, non?

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Totally sooooooooo much fun. Needs to be a yearly event! And you need to be the official photographer!

Jan
GDP

B SQUARED said...

This is an everyday scene in Ft. Lauderdale.

Bibi said...

Gotta have that hat!!

Wayne said...

The striped tights are popular with several Carnival Band members too.

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh, My! Hard to tell where your blog header photo stops and today's post begins! Very vibrant and pre-summer-like!!

TheChieftess said...

Any excuse for a party!!!

We humans are a craaaazy lot aren't we!!!!

Jacob said...

Wish I had been there! I would really have liked to have seen Carole in person! Beautiful photos, V!

brattcat said...

She's so beautiful and she bakes! A winning combination. Great shots, V.

Bob Crowe said...

When I looked at the first picture I thought the Easter Parade came late to B'ham. When I looked at the second I thought you were having a Dr. Seuss festival. When I looked at the third I thought B'ham ladies run around in their nighties. What a confusing city.

Lori Skoog said...

Fabulous shots and a great event!

Virginia said...

Bob,
We're all about a good time here in B'ham!

Wayne,
Do you wear striped tights?? Hummmm???

B2,Yep your hometown is just that!

Thérèse said...

Not such an easy thing to wear! And she wears it so well. But the shoes? The shoes! Well...

Marie-Noyale said...

She could have been the Queen of the New York Easter Parade with that hat!

Rob said...

Now that is flair!

Jilly said...

Oh how precious. I love this lady - and your sensitive shots of her.

steviewren said...

How fun!

Nathalie said...

I'll second JM's comment. I love that top shot. She's got such an interesting face. Very lively.

Sérgio Pontes said...

These 3 photos are very nice