Monday, August 22, 2011

Vintage 1950s Wedding Dress

Here's  a wedding dress (from 1952 to be exact) that is in my Etsy shop at  The number of pictures I can show of the dress is limited in my shop so I'm going to post some more right here.

The bust area of the dress is just a tad too small for the manni so I was unable to zip it all the way up.

The dress comes with this beautiful little lacey bolero jacket.

It also comes with these finger-less gloves and matching veil.

On the very bottom layer of netting (there's 3 layers) and at the bottom of the skirt there are some random holes.  The holes cannot be seen because the other 2 layers of netting are on top of it.  However, so that there is no worry about the holes, trimming several inches off of this netting should take care of this issue, and like I mentioned, you won't be able to notice that it's shorter because it's the last layer.  I believe that I may go ahead and do this so that everyone can see how it will look (still just as beautiful) and feel confident about purchasing the dress.

If you have any questions at all about this lovely dress, please send me an email in my Etsy shop at  Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 19, 2011

1920s Art Deco Dress

The newest and most amazing addition to my shop!  Here's some more info about this dress: I found it at an estate sale in Buffalo, NY.  I bought it from the daughter who's mother wore it.  I bought quite a bit of vintage clothing from this lady and she said that this dress was the hardest piece to let go.  Here are some more pics:

Made of a velvet fabric in a reddish pink color.  Lots of rhinestones and glass beads at the upper chest/bodice area.  If you have any other questions, please contact me at

Monday, August 15, 2011

Water Frolicing

This past weekend my daughter Regan had a friend over.  They popped out of bed around 7am and ventured outside to the trampoline.  My 2 1/2 year old London followed them out.  Of course they were still in their p.j.'s and began jumping on the trampoline.  Regan came back in and asked if they could keep their p.j.'s on and get wet.  My first thought was to tell them to change but instead I said sure go ahead........

and they had a great time.

Why is it that most adults don't have fun like this anymore?  Why not just go for it and get wet in your p.j.'s or laugh until you pee in your pants (like I used to do).  Try to take time to enjoy life!  I'm going to try and take my own advice.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scenes from Wyoming

I mentioned from my last blog post that we would be in Utah and Wyoming for a good part of July.  One of my main goals was to have family pics made. Thankfully, I achieved this goal!  They were taken just outside of Lyman, WY where my husband, Duane is from.

I have to mention that it was *Not* easy standing there due to the awful yellow flies (like horse flies) and mosquitoes.  I had never encountered such awful bugs in Wyoming in my life.  People said that the large (and unuusual) amount of rain brought more bugs out than usual.  They were definitely feasting on us!

Here's two taken at Ft. Bridger, WY, not far from Lyman.  London, 2 1/2 years old was not cooperating at all.  It was 6pm, she was tired and wanted nothing to do with posing for pictures.

My sweet girls.

I captured the most beautiful rainbow one day after a rain just outside of Duane's brother's house.  It was a full rainbow, I went in the house to get my camera and by the time I came out it had turned to just half of one.

One day we went with my parent's (from Florida) fossil hunting.  They were vacationing in the same area.  Coincidentally, my mom's brother lives in the same small town in Wyoming as Duane's family.  I know, weird!

It was nice to go and visit but also very nice to come home to our own beds.  The weather this time of year in Wyoming and Utah is fab-u-lous!  Trust me, you people living out there may think you're sweating hot but compared to south Alabama, you're not!

Thanks for looking!