Monday, September 5, 2011

Delicate


This delicate net and lace dress came from The Rose Arbor,
 the booth of  Vicki Potter on Butternut Hill
 at the Madison Bouckville markets this year.


 She thinks it is from the 1930's.


I wonder who it was that wore this lovely feminine creation?

Vicki tells me that it came from an estate north of Syracuse, N.Y.
It was the home of a famous doll maker and at the same time,
 Vicki bought many beautiful laces, buttons and fabrics. 




It would fit a tall, slim girl like my daughter Kate.
She would love it, I am sure.


So romantic!




For now, it hangs in the upstairs bedroom window at the lake...


It has been pouring rain here all day....
...a good day for baking, reading and napping.

Hope your Labor Day holiday has been restful...
...and if not...hope it was fun! :)

26 comments:

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Laura,
I hope that you are enjoying Labour Day. If it's any consolation, it has been raining here too.
I love the dress and would wear it now. I would have to think of something to wear underneath it though !!!! I'm sure that your Kate would look lovely in it. Just don't let her go out in it without a slip or something !!
Have a lovely day all of you. XXXX

Burlap Luxe said...

Beauty in all your delicate-ness :)

Peaseful photo's of beauty.
xx
Dore

judi said...

ah..the rose dress from the rose arbor! another great shopping spot in bouckville.
your love for all things lace and romantic is so evident in your collections and pictures. looks very pretty hanging near the window.

we are also relaxing, baking and visiting w/loved ones on this rainy day. i am actually enjoying the down time and coolness of the air, however, not wanting to let go of summer quite yet!

judi

Le style said...

Lovely post!
So romantic.....

Warm greetings

het tuinengeltje said...

it's a vintage beauty!

Ashley said...

This is so romantic and so feminine, just perfect in every way...love it! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Cottage and Broome said...

So pretty, what a beautiful way to brighten a window. Thanks for sharing, Laura From Cottage and Broome

north pal said...

breathe taking. i can imagine The most femine person wearing this. Bestest,Denise

Egretta Wells blog said...

Waht a delicate, lovely dress in "whisper pink"! I think it would make a very romantic bridal dress for a garden wedding with a soft pink underdress and pink roses everywhere......your posts always put me in dreamland!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura,
That dress is absolutely gorgeous. So romantic. And I love how you have photographed it:) Hope you are having a great day. It is cloudy here but not raining.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

sissie said...

Just look at the buttons on that beautiful, delicate gown. I love it.

hugs
Sissie

SueBee said...

So pretty and delicate! A great find.
Thanks for sharing with us....

Vintage Gal said...

Oh my goodness ~ what a fabulous dress ~ Can you just imagine who wore it ~ FANTASTIC ;-)

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Wow, very romantic!! I love it...

cityfarmer said...

pure bliss ...

even the rainy Monday ...


I just love it when you stop in

Nelly said...

This is just so beautiful.Wouldnt it be great to know its story.Love it you are lucky in the vintage dresses you are getting my turn soon I hope lol

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

So feminine and romantic! I can only imagine the beauty who must have worn this so long ago. That is one of the joys of owning vintage items...imagining the past life of the piece. ;)

Enjoy your baking, reading, and napping!

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Bleudelavande said...

Such a romantic post!!!!
Hugs

Lost in Provence said...

So beautiful, the contrast between the delicate lace and the scratch of the pines...

Buttons said...

Oh I love that piece hanging in the tree makes it look so exquisite the delicate of the fabric versus the ruggedness of the tree. I love this. It would look beautiful on someone. B

Anonymous said...

This really is so pretty and delicate but, alas, my mind follows another path. Sigh, so sorry but I bet the other half said YABBA DABBA DOOOO! (my bad)
lindavb50208@yahoo.com

Lynda Dishner said...

love the dress when i was a little girl my mother had a sheer navy blue very delicate dress similar that she wore a beautiful navy slip with she was so pretty in that dress. thanks

Elyse said...

beautiful!

rainy day here, too ...

xo
elyse

My Sparrows Nest said...

sooo lovely! too bad we don't have such feminine and fragile lace detailed clothing these days. Although, I did spy some lacy tops at Eddie Bauer the other day which surprised me. I love the last two photos of the dress hanging and the crystals. SOOOO gorgeous!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I just inherited my MIL's wedding gown from 1946, I think I know what I will do with it now. Thanks for the idea.

French-Kissed said...

Absolutely love this wispy whisper pink dress and your dreamy photography...hope you are under sunny skies soon.

Jermaine