Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Boudoir ~ Feminine Collections

  The Boudoir......  a place of my own.

My spare bedroom is a place where I can decorate and display my most feminine treasures.  
A place where there is never enough pink or too many roses.  
It is filled with everything I love.  Lots of lace, tulle, millinery flowers, vintage rhinestones and glitter.
I love vintage clothing.  Everything from vintage lingerie and fluffy prom dresses to puffy tutu's and 1920's wedding dresses.
It all started with a 1950's prom dress.  Mint green with layers and layers of tulle ruffles.  I was smitten.  I snatched it up for $50 at a local flea market.  At the time....   I thought the price (orig $65) was outrageous for a dress I wasn't going to wear.  It was so pretty that I hung it on the outside of the armoire door so I could see it all the time.  Now I have a large collection all in minty pastels.  I find them irresistible.
Lately I've been into "hangers".  Vintage and antique hangers on which to display my beauties.  One of my fav's is a hand painted 1920's silk hanger (photos 5, 6 & 7)  with a hand painted lavender sachet attached to it.  Gosh....  they don't make things like they used to.
I love old hat boxes.  They are not only beautiful but are very useful.  I use them for storage instead of ugly plastic containers.
I hope you enjoy the photos.
I would love for you to comment and share with me what you collect.

Have a lovely week.

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