Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Simply Irresistible!

I love Vintage!

For a long time I resisted collecting vintage clothing and jewelry.
I was already collecting vintage furniture, china and linens.  
Then.............  I found my very first 1950's tulle dress!  I was smitten.  It was the prettiest dress I'd ever seen.  It was a pale mint green with layers and layers of tulle ruffles.  
I purchased it for $50 at a local flea market and remember thinking that it was a lot of money to spend on a dress I'd never wear.  
Once I got it home I decided it needed some vintage rhinestone jewelry to dress it up.  And........  the rest is history.  Now I LOVE vintage clothing, jewelry, hats and handbags.  I have amassed quite a collection.  I have narrowed it down to collecting only pieces from the 30's, 40's and 50's.  Okay....  I admit.....  I do have a few Victorian - Edwardian pieces but not many.  I'm always on the look out for great pieces.
Today I am sharing some recent finds.  A lovely 1950's jacket and petticoat.  The jacket is beautiful with it's fabulous scalloped fur collar!  I just love these old fluffy petticoats!!  They are just gorgeous! and simply irresistible.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.
God Bless.

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Unknown said...

Da sognare!ottimo acquisto!!

Unknown said...

Da sognare!ottimo acquisto!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love how you put that together, so lovely, the white fur, the brooch, I loved the picture...come on over for a visit, I have some watermelon for you...Phyllis

Createology said...

Oh be still my heart! Delicious vintage treasures. Swooning again...

Cranberry Morning said...

That is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Oh, what an irresistible charm.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I love it! I am a lover of vintage clothes too


annies home said...


living from glory to glory said...

Hello Elizabeth, I want to dress like that, it makes me so happy to think that women wanted to look so pretty and elegant and feminine. I have a hard time with the look of so many women anymore. Well that's a whole other issue. What an inspiring post. I am still working away at finding some treasure for my new Chick Room Pink and white and roses!! (YES)
Blessings, Roxy

janice15 said...

O so pretty.. I love it.. I have always loved vintage dresses One time I found a flapper dress on dads truck but my husband wouldn't let me keep it...so sad it was wonderful.. Happy new week with love Janice

Tea in the Library said...

So often at link parties yours is the thumbnail I choose 1st. I am never disappointed. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures of your treasures.

Unknown said...

What a dreamy outfit, it almost makes me wish I lived in the 50's.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Worthy of display! Elegance minaturized.

Popped by from WIW Hello Dolly.


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Elegant and beautiful! If I had the room, I think collecting vintage clothing would be so addicting. I don't dare start as we downsized to a sweet bungalow with rather small closets!
♥ Jil

SImple and Serene Living said...

LOVE!!! So happy to have found you through Pink Saturday. xo Laura

Helen's Decor said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm enjoying seeing all the memorable clothing items. So elegant and pretty.


Susie Jefferson said...

So pretty, and as you say, totally irresistable and and adorable too. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

LV said...

You did a fabulous job taking something old and turning it into something fashionable now.

Kirby Carespodi said...

Back in 1982-83, I was a professional dancer and broke as all get-out. My friends and I used to shop at the Salvation Army and another place called Red, White and Blue in Pittsburgh. I found THREE VINTAGE CHANEL SUITS (real!) and wore the heck out of them. Fortunately, I was a size 4 and the suits fit. (Now...yeah. No.) Your outfit is DARLING and I would wear it...but I'm an XL.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Sorry, I made a boo, boo in my last comment! I was trying to do two things at once - not a good day to multi-task - I meant to type - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday :)

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my there is so much eye candy here, I have no idea where to start. Let me just say that you are a lady after my own true heart. How beautiful everything is. I will be back as I have to rush off for now but I am SO COMING back. I will linger at each photo and soak it all in. Masterful and Lovely.... Hugs, Beverly