Friday, November 5

i did cry when i met her




Recently I got up very early and went to a vintage show not too far from where I live. The night before I wasn't sure that I was going to go but then I think, "well you KNOW there's one special thing just waiting for you there don't you?!", so I went. And well, this dress is that very thing that beckoned me to come. I was actually in a booth trying on a coat when I saw this dress hanging on a wall and at first I thought it was crepe, which is nice. Then one I had a closer look I realized it was knit and well, I cried a little. An early 1930s handknit wool and hand-ribboned dress?? And no one had purchased it? And it was $50? A little more crying and then I made it mine and well, you can imagine how happy I am that she lives with me now.

22 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

ohhhh, she's a beauty! What colors! Just exquisite!!!!!!

Alicia said...

$50? For that? Ohhhhh, you lucky, lucky girl. She is stunning.

Sarsaparilla said...

$50!!! What an amazing find this would be at twice or three times that cost. Joy, joy, joy! No wonder you cried... :-)

misc-maranda said...

wowza!!

The Church of Vintage said...

Such a pretty thing! Sometimes living in NJ you forget about vintage like that, apparently we skipped the 1930s in this state;)

Q's Daydream said...

WOW!

ほし said...

Honestly, it looks so current that I only realized it was vintage when I read the text. It's quite gorgeous...it'll never go out of style! 'Grats on the find!

Law of Attraction said...

I would have cried too. You forgot to mention the POCKETS! Incredible.

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Gorgeous! A very good buy indeed.

One of a Kind said...

Truly stunning! What an exciting piece.

laura said...

this post makes me happy-i cry all the time when I'm excited and i'm always totally embarassed. What a find!

Wearing History said...

Wowee!! Amazing! So many congrats!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

That is the find of the year Lauren! I can't wait to see it in person sometime!

Shallow Mallow said...

Oh wow. So beautiful I am speechless.

Zohar said...

Oh my goodness - amazing!!! What a wonderful find, I wish it were mine!!!! :)

elsia said...

At last ! That's the one I catched a glimpse of last time when you posted pictures of the house, you showed her on a rack and only the flowers on the corsage were already so beautiful to me ! Since then I longed for more, and was so hoping that you would do a special post on her... and tada!
You made my day, this dress looks really beautiful!
Maybe a little transparent on the belly, I'm wondering ?

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Wow! I can see why you'd shed a few tears over her. What a special dress! I'm glad it found a home with you.

Casey said...

Oh my--what a darling find! I cannot believe it was only $50--dresses so unique and pretty rarely go for so little. So glad you were able to get it and bring it home. And thank you for sharing all the detail shots with us... I hope you don't mind but I saved them to my inspiration file for vintage clothing. ;) hehe.

♥ Casey | blog

~*~Pamela~*~ 'Chocolate for the Soul' said...

Sooo gorgeous! Congratulations on the find of the YEAR! We're all going to be looking at her on your blog again and again, you know! :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! I love that feeling of serendipity!

Verite Vintage said...

Wow! What a stunner! And it looks like its in gorgeous condition too! What are you going to wear it to??

Jackie said...

Gorgeous! What a lucky find!

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