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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

This vintage prom dress hangs on my bedroom door...I'm trying to find a better
hanging system....more vintage look.
I was at a local thrift store, Golden Rule, when
I spotted this beauty.
It even had the former owner's name on it!
There was no price on it, but I knew what these
things go for on internet....NOT CHEAP.
I orginally got this dress for my SEWING DUMMY....
But, since my SEWING DUMMY is more a
PLUS SIZE POLLY....this dainty little dress
didn't fit.
So, there she is in all her glory on the door.....
(If you haven't seen my SEWING DUMMY, you
can CLICK HERE to see what I do with

It was way in the back of the store, like it had just
been brought in by owner.
So, I wandered around mulling it over....just thinking
it would be beyond my budget of $10.00.

I'm dating this dress in the 50's early 60's.

Well, I'm sure you want to know the price.....I'm sure you
know that it was UNDER the budget or I wouldn't be
sharing it with you today!
I paid a whole $6.00!!!
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SueLovesCherries said...

You scored! What a pretty dress - I would even wear that (if I was skinny!)!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a beautiful find, yes I agree it would be from the very late 50s or early 60s. I think more of the 60s. That was my high school and college time period and I saw many dresses made like his, Us girls would wear our hair up in the Bee Hive or French Twist look and our Bo's would have on a white sports coat...lol..all sweet and innocent looking. thanks for some more great memories this morning. And only $6.00 how wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

$6.00! What a deal! You should get an old wooden hanger for it.

Susan said...

Wow, what a find. Since it has the name of the person in it, probably means it was handmade. Just lovely. I have to admit that I used to play dress-up in all my older sisters' prom dresses.

Coloradolady said...

I love that dress!! It is beautiful, simply beautiful. What a wonderful find, and a great price!
What a great post today, loved your photos of the dress too. Have a great weekend.

jennykate77 said...

OMGosh! I'm in love with that dress and would wear it today...well, you know if it were my size. Beautiful...and you paid 6 bucks! You should find one of those wire bodices and paint it white. It would look really pretty on something like that.

CC said...

Oooooo, I love the dress..the colors, everything. And at a great price. Happy VTT, have a great day..:). xx

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Traci! What a glorious find! Can you just imagine the girl who wore that? How she fussed and primped that night, just so she'd be lovely for prom. I wonder if they went to dinner before hand or if dinner was served at prom. I wonder if she was afriad she'd mess her dress, and I'll bet she danced the night away!
The stories that dress could tell!

gin said...

That is a good find. Perhaps get Polly a twin to wear it.

Miri said...

Its a wonderful dress-I can't believe the price-you are very lucky!

Patty said...

Traci, that dress is gorgeous! I can't believe you got it for six bucks too. Wow!

D said...

Love the vintage dress. What a great find!

Farmchick said...

ohhhhhhh it's lovely for sure!! Hope you are having a great evening!

Anonymous said...

Bargain indeed..you must be over the moon!!...i know i would be :)

Julie said...

I love the dress. Wish I was that skinny.

victoria ~ auction girl vintage said...

Love the dress, Traci, it's so girly and sweet. I like the way Rachel Ashwell (Shabby Chic) displays her collection of prom dresses, on a simply wooden rack kept in either her living room or her bedroom.

My mannequin (Busty Babe) wouldn't fit into your dress, either, though she does occasionally enjoy modeling vintage clothing on my blog.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing!

Victoria :o)

Protector of Vintage said...

I love that dress!! What a great price, too. Thanks for sharing~

Angelena said...

What a beautiful dress! I love the 40's era myself but am envious of that dress!!

farmlady said...

Wow! $6.00 I had one very similar, in the early 60's and I know I paid a lot of money for it. This dress brings back memories.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Wonderful and very pretty dress at a fabulous price! Just a note--winding some pretty ribbon, in a complimentary color, around your hanger and hot-gluing the end, is a simple way to dress-up your hanger until you find something you like more.
Enjoyed my visit!
Have a wonderful week and blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Dennis & Summer Rains said...

cute! you should have Sydni try modeling it, she'd look adorable in it!

Mama Koch said...

So pretty! Wish I still had my prom dress...not that even my left-side could fit into it, but it would be fun to have.

Laura said...

HEY!!! =) I like the dress!! It is pretty!! lol... thanks for leaving a comment!! =) it makes me smile!! =) lol... Yeah I love the prayer shaw... sadie tries to sleep on it!! lol ohhhh... by the way.. how do I change the Christmas thingie??? cuz I for got how to!! lol Thanks!! LOVE YA!!

countrygirl3031 said...

I absolutely love the dress...what a gorgeous find! And only $6..ya can't beat that price!


Shabbywears said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! The condition is
perfect...Great buy!!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

OMgosh Traci. I just read what you do with your chubby dress dummy/form. I actually read that post a long time ago, and even then I laughed. As I just did now. You are the practical joker. I'll bet you all have some fun in your home :0). We do too. We have a stuffed doll that looks a bit creepy. When my daughter was little we'd tuck it in her bed, and she'd scream. Now the girls are older and the doll pops up in the funniest places. The last spot was when my eldest girl put it in the backseat of my hubby's car. She even put the seatbelt on it, and then capped it with his USC cap! He found it about a week ago. Now we're all on our toes because we don't know where it will pop up next. One time I found it stuffed into my pillow sham of the pillow I use! I've strung from behind my daughters car...we're just so bad with this creepy doll. lol

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