Sometimes when I go to estate sales, I find weird stuff (doll heads); valuable stuff, but not that interesting (DAR medals); or even useful stuff (good wool yarn), but today, I found PRETTY.
Like three vintage prom dresses. I took one with me to the antique mall to dress up my "undressed mannequin" there.
Look at the little beads and rhinestones sewn all over the front.
And this beautiful blue dress has a fabric corsage below the waist.
I know- like my husband would say "nice tshirt under that dress". And it definitely would benefit from some more time with a steamer- but what I did steam smoothed out nicely.
Whenever I see dresses like this, I think of Heather's Pretty Petals Boutique and the beautiful dresses she sells. When I was talking to Heather about dolls, she said the secret to unwrinkling their dresses is to hold them over a steaming tea kettle. I think I'd need a industrial steaming VAT to pull out the wrinkles from this beauty.
And if you were going to WEAR this lovely dress, where would you keep your jewelry- in a BLUE dresser box.
The dresser box has tiny bluebirds and roses as part of the background.
Here's some beautiful Belgium lace hankies with original Fabrique in Belgium label.
But the best part is the box- isn't it pretty?
Speaking of roses- how are these pillowcases for sweet dreams?
Note: the reason all my pictures have the same blue background is that I took the pictures for ebay- and then I thought you all might like to look at some pretties, too. And if you're interested in looking FURTHER- here's my Ebay store: Gathering Dust...I have some of those "risque pin-ups" for sale, too ;)