Wednesday, March 12, 2014

When Vintage Eyes Are Smiling


I have been wanting a Square Dancing Dress for as Long as I Can Remember.
 Haven't You?
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Well, the Vintage Gods Must have been Smiling Down Upon Me Because
The Road to Flashbacks Rose Up to Meet Me
The Wind was At My Back
The Sun Shone Warm Upon a Parking Place
And the Rains Fell Soft Upon My Wallet 
Happy Connie*
 
 
handmade square dancing skirt ~ Flashbacks
linen peasant top ~ vintage J Jill
"statement" necklace ~ pulled out of the rummage bin
 
What makes this Find even Better is the crummy sewing involved.
Sewn by a Kindred Spirit. Yeah!!!
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Until We Meet Again
May YOU Hold the Vintage Gods in the Palm of Your Hand.
 
 
And a Big Thank You and a Double Hug to the adorable megan and nora of two birds
for putting me on their love*birds list. 

34 comments:

  1. So cute! I love finding dresses that have been hand sewn, the sewing "flaws" add so much to the history and character.

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    1. That's so true. I love anything handmade.

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  2. Love this dress ... though now I think you need to go on a search for those petticoats to go underneath ... they certainly are impressive.
    xx

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    1. I love the petticoats, too but I wouldn't fit down the aisles at the grocery store!

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  3. Green and white gingham, just perfect! I agree with Jo, now you need a frothy petticoat; come on, Vintage Gods, please deliver!
    You look gorgeous. xxx

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  4. Crummy sewing and rickrack...can't beat it. Love your dress! Time to do-si-do. I love square dance dresses but the crinolines are always picky. I'm glad you found your dream.

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    1. Yeah they are kinda scratchy. I have memories of uncomfortable childhood Easter egg hunts with petticoats hindering my ability to find the MOST EGGS!!!!!

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  5. hahaha, I laughed out loud at the sewing! You do look fresh and flirty!!!

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  6. Due to an unfortunate dating experience when I was very young, I'm a bit traumatized by square dancing. But I do love Mexican folklorico dresses/skirts, which are essentially the same thing, and my date wasn't Mexican.

    You look SPECTACULAR.

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    1. I used to work at a Mexican restaurant where our uniform was a Mexican skirt. It kind of lost its romance after that.

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  7. Yeehaw, it's Snowing again - two days in a row!

    I'm so glad you found the skirt of your dreams - as well as a warm parking space. Sixty is lookin' purty good now, innit?

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    1. Still not nuts about 60 but what can you do??

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  8. Well done on finding that fabulous skirt! It's just perfect in green too. Ric-rac always makes my heart skip a beat! A square dancing dress is definitely on my wish list, but I find they are usually so small, especially in the waist. Anyway I will continue on my quest. Leisa. Xx

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  9. Well done on your square dancing skirt!! Good find and it looks fabulous on you. Oh and well done on the necklace too. How excited would you be if you came across one of those fluffy flouncy petticoats to go under your gingham skirt??? I would die for sure. And then I would twirl until I fell over!!

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  10. Yes!!! I love them!!! your skirt is truly magnificent, and is utterly wonderful, the stitching is similar to mine except your skirt stitching is more professional - I love you in green and white and every other colour too! x x x

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    1. We could get together and do-si-do!!!!!!

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  11. Oh yes! They are fab. There is no better garment for spinning and twirling and you look like you are doing it full justice!! Love the peasant style top too, it's all just perfect! Xxx

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  12. Ah oui les Dieux du Vintage! I know it happens to me sometimes too!
    what a nice dress for you Connie, the color is just so perfect!
    I love square dance dresses they are so intense and fun to wear
    The sun is shinning here now after we got dumped with 25 cms of snow!
    But it's already melting - Wish me the Vintage Gods tonight, I'm going thrift shopping after work

    Hugs

    Arianexo

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  13. Yah you got one and it looks like it was meant to be! How sweet do you look! I have a thing for them too and you can find some really cute ones for pretty cheap. I have about 5 that I adore to bits!
    xxoo

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  14. Four days early, Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!! Your green plaid handmade square dancing skirt looks beautiful (and so do you). I also love your Flashbacks vintage linen peasant top, and your J Jill statement necklace. You've a lovely smile. I love the poem you paraphrased here. Be careful not to overdo it with the Irish jigs in your vintage square dance dress on Saint Patrick's day! I really love your outfit.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  15. I need a wide sweep circle skirt for one of my posts next month. Your greenie would fit the bill! I esp. like your retro St. Paddy's Day image.

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  16. Connie … how absolutely radiant and joyful you look! You make me want to go find my own vintage find!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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  17. Your skirt is so pretty. You are looking fabulous Connie. Happy St Patrick's day!

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  18. Hi, I found your blog through mutual followers and I'm so glad that I did. I've been enjoying going through you posts and have decided to stick around by way of becoming your #75 follower. I have so many different interesting and blogging is such a great way to export them and get inspiration from other like minded women around the world. I hope that you will come visit and maybe even follow me back.
    From one Connie to another . . .
    have a marvelous week.
    Your newest blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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  19. Adorable look! I wish it would be that warm in NYC now too..

    xxo

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  20. What a vision you are, my dear Connie, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    The sight of that skirt made my Sunday.
    Love and sunshine of the soul.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. You are so cute in that square dance skirt. I love your enthusiasm for life!

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  22. Ah, I found a (badly) hand sewn square dance skirt too, in Austin many years ago. "Honey, just let me set this rick-rack on here and let's go dancin"!"
    I love that you found several green gingham images to go with your treasure.
    Thanks for linking up with 52 Pick-me-up!

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  23. What a lovely skirt you have! I don't have a squaredance frock or skirt, guess to get one here is rare...
    Have a fab day!
    XX Tani

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  24. This skirt and the way you've styled it is just so. much. fun!

    That sewing looks like something I'd do...only better! ha ha ; )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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