Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thrift Finds

Because I can't get down to Vinnie's in the city every week the lady in charge had kept this beautiful antique silk christening gown with a handmade coat hanger and knitted jacket...I LOVE it! 

Gorgeous smocking,grub roses and beautiful ivory silk

Winter Garden Stills

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  1. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous gown! We have one in our family that started out as my Grandfathers dress as they all wore very long dresses in those days, even the boys! Now it's the family christening gown and has travelled all around the world as our families have spread. Yours is simply stunning. xxx

  2. hours and hours of such delicate hand work-such an exquisite gown/jacket and hangar.
    love the little wild birds and then your "girls" chowing down.
    and dearheart Sascha.....

  3. Such care taken with the dress. it was someone's pride and joy once. A very evocative piece.

    Jean x

  4. How lovely that she put the dress aside for you, It really is stunning.
    And look at all those beautiful lemons. Maybe you'll have top bake something delicious and take it into Vinnies as a thankyou for the dress.

  5. Breathtakingly beautiful. It is hard to believe it has survived in such good condition - the hanger is as lovely as the gown. What are the birds above the hens?

  6. What a beautiful old dress, the detail is stunning and it looks like it's in really good condition. Thanks for sharing all the photos of your gardens.

  7. What a beautiful christening gown, a truly lovely piece. And such gorgeous photos too. xxx

  8. That is an amazing gown! What a treasure! Hugs, Diane

  9. The work on clothing and such many years ago was so much better and so lovely. Time really makes a difference in a lot of things.

  10. What a sweet little dress! Love the patina and silk, you have a great treasure!

  11. Oh how lovely...such beautiful smocking...such a treasure!

  12. So cute. And what a vibrant place you have!

    TQM hopping by and following/blogging Chopped Vegetable Salad Recipe

  13. Such a sweet christening gown! I love all the smocking. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. Oh, wow. It's lovely - they don't make them like that anymore! Thanks for sharing this post at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky Party this week.

  15. Lovely dress! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

  16. That gown is just extraordinary! I enjoyed all of the photos and especially your silky snoozing kitty :)


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