Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Finds Vintage Baby Gowns!

A thrilling  find at the estate sale that I went to on Friday and back again on Saturday for the half price day!I got the long gown and little dress on Friday, then found the matching slip for the gown on Saturday!....
They were wrinkly and yellowed, but as you can see I have lovingly restored them and they look so sweet! Teensy embroidered flowers, a butterfly, and FEATHER STITCHING! ....which I just love, and you don't see it too often!

The bottom of the dress, the feather stitching goes right down and the embroidery pattern is repeated.

Pintucks and more teensy embroidery!
The scallops have almost got me drooling.....! only a vintage linens lover would understand!
I had my days of keeping these special items that I love and would display them with all of my other vintage things.
Now, I own them only temporarily, ......touch and admire them while they are in my possession, then pass them on by selling them.  Sometimes I just break even on them, but I really enjoy making them pretty and being able to have something nice to put on Ebay or into a sale.
Now that I'm blogging, I get to share with my blogging friends too!
Anyway, they will be listed on Ebay this week in case you are interested. There's a link on the right hand side for my auctions.
I'd wait a little longer but we'll be leaving for home (Canada) in 2 weeks....!! I can't believe it! The time has flown by! I miss home, but also will miss Arizona as well when we leave.
A BIG collar, these look neat displayed on a hanger on  a hook in a bedroom.
This dragon embroidered teacloth was a real find! There is such delicate threadwork as well as that fabulous embroidery.

How about these big glass storage jars! they are the same jar but love the one with the green lid! I'll take them back with me and they will go in our Red Barn Sale displayed in a shabby cupboard very nicely.

PURSES!! How can you go wrong for $1.00 each and they are like new?!?!
I got all of these Saturday at 2 separate garage sales for a buck each!!
The black and white one I didn't even like that much but it's a Liz Claiborne and has a matching wallet. I've got 3 daughters at home so wasn't about to leave it for that price!!
Well? did I do good? 


vintagesusie said...

OK, you did GREAT!!!! I adore the baby dresses...& you restored them so perfectly. They look awesome Lucy. What a great find, when are you heading back to Canada? Time sure does go by fast doesn't it? Well done fabulous vintage linen finder!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Wonderful Finds!!! My mouth is watering!!! Especially love the baby clothes! So sweet!!!
Love your blog!

Tamarah said...

Hello there Lucy....!

I popped in & said hello on the 22/03 to THANK YOU for your note & to let you know I'd added you to my lists but I must have done something wrong as my note as I can't see it

Forgive me if I'm doubling up now....!!

I love this selection of vintage baby gowns & the glass jars are FABULOUS...I collect these & keep them in my office to store all my 'little Treasures' such as mercury glass ornaments, ric rac & vintage wooden childrens blocks.

Hope you have a GREAT week....!

Cheers from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

Jan said...

Great blog :)

Petite Paperie said...

Love the baby gowns! You have a beautiful blog glad I found you! said...

Ah !!! Lucy ! j'adore le linge blanc et les dentelles ! Les petites robes de bébé sont ravissantes !

Fågel Blå said...

Oh so wonderful clothes!
I found your lovely blog today!
happy easter to you!
Many hugs Kathrine

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful linens Lucy - the details are wonderful.