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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Treasures on Thursday

As promised, I'm going to show you what hangs above the sewing machine drawer.

This is a handkerchief dress that I bought, of all places, at a neighborhood drug store.  Isn't it just the cutest little thing?  I love the tiny clothes hanger.  Vintage handkerchiefs fascinate me, all the beautiful embroidery work and crocheted edges.  I love to look at them at flea markets and antique stores, and have bought several.   Even though this is not a vintage handkerchief, I couldn't resist buying it.  The bodice is made of paper and the skirt is the handkerchief.  For some reason this dress reminds me of paper dolls.  I love paper dolls, always have.  I can remember playing paper dolls for years and years, even when I thought I was too old.  We used to cut the models out of the Sears catalog and design clothes for them.  I don't have any of my paper dolls, wonder where they went?  I have bought a few sets over the years, but honestly old paper dolls are too expensive for me.


WISHING YOU A HAPPY MEMORY TODAY!!

2 comments:

  1. Oh yeah! Now I remember what the lace belonged to! Too bad you don't have any grand-daughters to play paper dolls with. Although I'm sure Josh would LOVE to play with you. His little imagination would go into overdrive!

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  2. I'll play paper dolls with Josh anytime he want to. I still have a good imagination. I do have some bear paper dolls, they wouldn't be too girlish!

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