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.

Sharing with
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Ivy & Elephants for What's It Wednesday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Fridays
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my, absolutely gorgeous!!!


Anne's Attic - Design said...

Beautiful blog, I am a new follower and I have fallen for your lovely decor.

French Ethereal said...

Hello! Love your bedroom and all its frills!!! Glad to have found your blog.
Blessings to you,
Barb :)

lala said...

Your collections are so very pretty - I would be in heaven sleeping in this room. Love your vintage bed jackets - I have several also, but none as pretty and frilly as yours. Would love for you to share your vintage prom dress collection.

Alessandra said...

Wow!! I' m dreaming now! I really love, laces, roses, vintage dress collection...ohhh...i' m like Alice in Wonderland now!

Jennelise said...

Everything is just stunning! I love it all! The lace and the ribbon work *gasp* - to die for! Thankyou for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth, so beautiful! After reading your post, I told my husband that I need a boudoir too!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, oh, what a gorgeous, girlie post!
I love every ruffle and bow, from the romantic dressing table to the lovely dressing gowns! Hope you can share them with us at Ivy and Elephants, we'd love to have you!

Kathy said...

Your collection is exquisite! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

How romantic! Thanks for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Elizabeth. I am so glad you joined us to make Pink Saturday even more special.

I am in girly girl heaven here with you. Imagine a life wearing those gorgeous bed jackets. And, the petticoats make my heart go pitter pat. I loved my petticoats when I was a little girl.

I love hatboxes, too. In act, I have one like your pair with the pink roses.♥

I wanted to let you know this post will be featured on my Pink Saturday post this weekend as the "one with the most clicks". Thank you for sharing.

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

It is a fairly land ,Love all the pink ,
I would love to stand in the room and just look.
They sure do not make the pretty any more or it cost took . I will be back

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Elizabeth, it's all so pretty!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a wonderful week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your photos are stunning. Everything is so feminine and romantic. Pink is perfect...

Happy Sunday.