Fun Monday Tour

Things have been kinda hectic lately, so I haven’t had a chance to go for my Monday cruise in a couple of weeks.   Today I found some really great things, including some monogrammed napkins and an embroidered table cloth.   What I never expected to find, and what I couldn’t believe I walked out of the store with, was a 1950’s/early 60’s vintage wedding gown(I am not an expert on dating clothing, but for several reasons, that is my guess).

I could immediately picture the original bride.  In my imagination she is wearing cat’s eye glasses, a poufy crinoline , wrist length white gloves and a birdcage veil.   Oh, and definitely a bullet bra because the darts come to a very distinct point!!

This dress is in good enough shape that it could be worn.   I would have guessed it to be about a size 10, but  I had someone try it on who wears size six and it fit her like a glove.   Well except for those darn pointy darts!    It has a layer of taffeta, a layer of ruffled tulle and then another layer of tulle.   It is a mixture of ivory and white.    I would add a sash, some awesome shoes and a birdcage veil and voila:   A modern vintage bride.

It would be wonderful as decor, on a vintage mannequin or dress form, which I have been trying to find BTW!

♥love it♥

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Brocante Mondays

Mondays are brocante days here at Borrowed.   Every Monday I start at one end of town and go to the other, stopping at every secondhand, vintage or collectibles shop along the way.   What am I looking for?  Lace curtains, tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs and lace and sometimes I’ll find the odd cup and saucer.   Some weeks it’s a goldmine, others it’s the shaft!!   But it’s always fun!   This week I felt like I was at Macy’s boxing day sale when I was picking up one end of something and someone else was picking up the other, telling me it was in her pile!   Guess I’ll have to start getting out there earlier.

This week my favorite find was a set of six hand embroidered dinner napkins.   I brought them home, laundered and pressed them (but I haven’t gone so far as to starch anything yet!) and they look beautiful.