Stitching pics later but first.....
If I were to have another wedding, this is what I'd wear. A vintage, embroidered wedding dress with pink sash and flowers. I saw this at a boutique/antique shoppe today and it nearly brought me to tears it was so beautiful!
I love it.
It's delicate and Flirty
and totally Fabulous!!!
I really wanted to buy it.
I didn't. But, I wanted to.
Here are a few more shots of this beauty:
Bustled in the back, ready to dance with Prince Charming:
Look at the delicate neckline and the pretty, covered buttons.
More pink flowers on the train.... I'm still weak in the knees....
I'm in love.....
This would be a totally impractical purchase but I hated to leave such a thing of beauty in the store.
It was under $200.
I should have sprung for it.
I wonder if they'd come down?
I should have asked.
Where would I put it?
Impractical..... I must keep reminding myself..... Impractical.
But, oh, so beautiful!!!
If you buy it, don't tell me.
While we were in the store, I met the nicest man named Marvin. He and I were yucking it up a little bit and he tried this cool top hat on and I asked him if I could take his picture.
Isn't he cute?
Remember, if you're not having fun, it's nobody's fault but your own.
Marvin was having some fun and so was I.
The other vintage clothing item I found intriguing was this nightie.
I can't say it did anything for me (the color was YUCK) but it's the first one I've ever seen with a mink neckline.
Doesn't everyone need a little fur around their neck at night?
These goodies were all at a store called Vera Grace Emporium in Marine City, MI.
We hit another fun shop today too and the proprietors, Janice and Robert were there today so we got to chat with them. I met them a couple of years ago at another antique mall in Marine City and now they own their own place called
Back Porch Antiques. It's a really cute store, also in Marine City and they are super nice people!
Pay them a visit if you're in the area (tell 'em I sent you)!
Here are a few snaps from inside their shoppe:
Finally..... some stitching.
Here is my progress so far on Marianne Wenn. I am really enjoying working on it now that I've fixed my mistake.
Because I had to frog so much, I commemorated it with a poem (sort of):
I frogged the border on the left.
I frogged the border on the right.
I fudged it at the top and then I called it a night!
The blue is photographing really royal but it's a bit more navy than that IRL.
I will be stitching Isabella Johnstone along with YUKO but I had to order some fabric, first. It came today and I just love it. I asked JAN at Only One Ewe Needlework's to pick something for me in 35 count. She sent WDW linen in "Linen". Now I just have to email Yuko and let her know I'm ready to go.
Here is my fabric and floss along with the little project card I made:
Don't worry - the linen is on a piece of cloth, not directly on the patio.
I got the super cute Singer Sewing Machine at Janice's shop today.
Thanks, Janice and Robert!
I hope you're all having a great weekend. It's windy and cold here but at least the sun is shining, so I won't complain.
Thank you so very much for stopping by and for leaving a comment, when you can. I am doing well and thank you all for your care and concern.
My lifestyle is going to have to change a bit (running, according to my doc) is out of the question. He didn't say I couldn't jog at a reasonable pace, though.... did he???
So... not sure yet about the Monument Ave Run in Richmond in April but I will definitely be there to cheer on my dad, even if I'm not running.
Life is good.
I wish you,