Mar 16, 2009

Vintage Dress

While on a high school theater trip, Rhonda bought this dress at a vintage clothing boutique. It was made in the 1940 - 50s. She wore it to the Homecoming Dance and looked gorgeous in it.



The workmanship is truly a work of art. I just love the pleated details.


In February, Tammy and I tried to sell it to a vintage clothing store. We just wanted to find a happy home for this organza beauty. The store buyer loved the detail and styling but noted that the fabric is falling apart. She offered me $20.00 saying that she would have to put it on the clearance rack. I decided to keep it.




This morning I came up with this great idea:


8 comments:

Leslie said...

it looks like that is what it's meant for! what a pretty room. love vintage dresses, i passed a few on to my sister after i went to the temple and they weren't really wearable anymore.

Rhonda said...

Mom!!! What a great idea! It looks so beautiful and adds so much charm to your bedroom. I LOVE it!!

Gina said...

I was going to say- this looks like something Leslie would do! I love it. :)

melbel said...

How clever!

Angie said...

It looks great!! I love how the whole room comes together!

Melanie Rossi said...

OOOOOO!!!! I love that! And I would also love to see a pic of Tammy in it. Do you have any?

sheriee staub said...

That is a perfect place for the beautiful dress. You are always so clever Joyce. I am sure glad you are my friend.
Love Ya

cassaundra said...

that dress is stunning!