Monday, March 28, 2011

Beautiful Things...

Hi Bloggerettes! 

Let's talk about beautiful things, girlie things.  As the poet John Keats laments......"A Thing of Beauty is a joy forever:

It's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness;

but, will keep a bower quiet for us and a sleep
full of sweet dreams,

and health, and quiet breathing.

I have a hard time passing up lovely gowns, slips, prom dresses and pretty vintage girlie things from long ago.

Even Rachel Ashwell can't pass up vintage prom dresses...

I never leave home without wearing my Coco Chanel perfume!
Sweet, worn ballet shoes are so lovely.

What about you, do you love finding and keeping beautiful things, whether old or new????

I'm linking up to Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday!

Be sure to create, bake, paint, decorate, repurpose or find something wonderful and share it with the rest of us!




Helen said...

You make everything you touch a thing of beauty!

Blondie's Journal said...

All this lace...I'm in heaven. My daughter's have some beautiful prom dresses, one of which I hope they will use as a bridal gown! ;-D.

I love this post...all things pretty and YOU!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, we are on the same page I am just starting to get interested in vintage clothes and undergarments. I have always had some in my booth when they jumped out in my face as I was thrifting, but I am now searching. I am tossing around altering some vintage bed jackets etc with vintage lace......If I do it I will post. All of your finds are beautiful as usual!!!!


Maureen said...

Oh such pretty things! I loooove the fur shoulder cape...and pom-poms too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Sissie! That little pink beauty in the first pic is so precious:@)

Rebecca said...

Love it all Miss Prissy Sissy! :) Teee Heee! You are a girly girl after my own heart. LOVE EVERYTHING!


Fairy Footprints said...


First I wanna say God bless you and how wonderful 9 years of remision thats great news. I watched my cousin battle cancer for many many years and graduated to heaven a little over a year ago.

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words for my mom, she is pretty special to me. I dont have a sister and she is the only thing I have. Thank you so much for everything you said I would've gotten up at the restaraunt had it been one my kids too. I can't imagine someone having the nerve to say something to you after them being rude.

The world is crazy at times, and thank you so much I will pass the word on to my mom. She will appreciate it so much.


Pamela said...

Gorgeous Sissie!!
I just love these vintage prom dresses!
I cannot wait to find one myself!

Pamela xo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Do you ever try them on and just dance around the room by yourself? I would. just imagine the sweet girls that wore them. so pretty!

Linda said...

Ohhh I am so glad I found your blog. I love pretty things too. And I became a follower.

Have a good week.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such pretty things and I don't have anything like that.

CHERI said...

I'm drooling:) This post reminds me of the beautiful bed jackets my mother used to have but would never wear except the couple of times she was in the hospital. I wonder what happened to them??? I always thought they were so sweet and feminine. No one even makes bed jackets anymore that I know of.

NanaDiana said...

Oh Sissie! What a beautiful post. I love all the frilly, girly stuff and loved it when my girls wore their beautiful prom dresses.

I pick them up sometimes to let my grands play dress up with..they enjoy them and are careful with them...they especially like the old you remember when they called them can-cans? Hugs-Diana

Blue Creek Home said...

Beautiful and yes, I love buying beautiful things and I want to keep them all, but some things I have to pass on to someone else. I feel quite sure that no one can love them as much as I would have though!
Love the bed jacket!

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Love the lace underthings. And the little round pillow is the cutest I ever did see.....I wish I was skinny and young again and could wear all this stuff and nonsense.

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, look at the pretties! You make everything so gorgeous. But I had to chuckle when I saw that white rabbit stole - the little poofies balls are just in the right places! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cat & Cricket said...

Sissie~ I am in dreamland!!!!!!

~ Regan said...

Wow, Sissie! Those are lovely things. I have my grandmother's 'bed jacket' (I never heard it called that!) and it is an ivory version (or at the least very similar to) of the one you have shown here. It also has a very flowy nightgown to go with it. Also- The beaded (earring? Broach?) looks just like one I played with as a kid from my Gram's jewelry box. She let all of us kids play with her jewelry- and those were my favorite. Not just because they were big and sparkly, but also because they were clip-ons! :)

~ Regan said...

*and, congratulations on 1000 followers! :D

Allison said...

Such pretty things, Sissie. I picked up two vintage prom dresses recently. One is a petal pink with lots and lots of tulle. I've always like that page in Rachel Ashwell's book. Have a great week.

Magdalene B. said...


Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,-
My goodness- if I ever would find just something a little bit like those fantastic prom dresses, I would never let it go ,again -they are GORGEUS,dear friend,beautifull photoeg.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love seeing those vintage dresses and garments. I love how Rachel Ashwell displays them. Still love the little fur cape!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are just lovely, Sissie! That ruffley one is pure girlie girl!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looking at these prom dresses brings to mind my older sister's gown from the fall of 1959. It was a pretty almost lime/mint green with ruffle over ruffle from the waist to the floor and it was strapless! We have pictures of her in young and delicate with glitter in her hair. After that it used to hang in a shared closet of ours in our room. I was only 6 at the time but just looking at it in it's plastic dry cleaner covering used to mesmorize me! It makes me wonder what happens to the beautiful things from the past? I hope it is hanging somewhere today where someone else can gaze on it and wonder who might have worn it! Thanks for letting me share my memory of something beautiful to me!~Hugs, Patti

Lululiz said...

Sigh, such beautiful vintage clothes. I wish I was slim enough to wear some of the vintage clothes I have, but geez, they seem to have been so much thinner in those days

Linda said...

Sissie, oh how I love those "purdy" prom dresses. Brings back memories for see I'm a baby boomer and I remember wearing those prom dresses....dates me I guess, heehee.
I would love to own the cape yummy.

Cindy said...

Those pictures are gorgeous Sissy... I love the wonderful fluffy lacy girly things. I so wish i could fit in some of those vintage dresses.


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sissie~
What a lovely post. Can I wear one of those beautiful dresses while I run the vacuum? Gone are the days where ladies sat in lovely gowns sipping lemonade. Thanks for sharing the pretties.
Have a wonderful day.

Sharon Wengel said...

I love all that girly stuff , and I'm wondering why I don't wear anything like it any more . Maybe I'm just to practical in my old age. But looking at them just thrills the little girl in me.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad you find the beauty in these old gowns, slips and of course the prom dresses! They remind me of a time when ladies enjoyed be girly. Guess it's why I love pink! hugs, Linda

stefanie said...

oh, the dresses were sooooo much prettier than!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

The prom dresses, the bed jacket, the ballet shoes, sigh.......

Angelic Accents

Sylvia said...

Hi with 2 boys and my hubby...pretty girly things is a MUST in my house. Beautiful dresses, beautiful pictures...


Ginger said...

Sissie, I'm in love with that pink crinoline, is it for sale? I can't find your etsy shop, did you close it? Beautiful eye candy you have today. MMMMMMMMMM!

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, yeah, that's why I have so much "junk" as my hubby calls it. But it's not junk, it's treasures!!

That pink crinoline, ohh, la la!!!

You're such a girly, girl, tee hee


Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

All so gorgeous.......and romantic. You display it perfectly. Thanks for your words of congratulations.......

Rebecca said...

Hi Sissie
All these images are so beautiful, I love the collection of prom dresses!
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and congratulations on your weight loss! That is fantastic, I know I just have been feeling more and more lethargic and it is time to do something about it instead of browbeat myself to death!
We can do this!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am back from CA and now trying to start catching up on my Blog visits! I miss you!!!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your pretty things don't even look old, Sissie! That bit of pillow with the sweet print and deep lace really caught my eye! So cheerful!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pretty things! Feels so good to have a home filled with beauty! I LOVE those ballet shoes! I'm going to keep my eye open for some! AND I'm putting you on my favorite blog list! I love spending time here! ♥

Grace said...

I love and am drooling over the pretty PINK slip! Oh my gracious I am going to print it and just stare at it! Oh fabulous taste you have. Have a wonderful weekend. Grace xoox

МамаФиалка said...

Its fantastic nice and cute ! Ilike it

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup