Saturday, December 11, 2010

peppermint dreams.

I'm recuperating from a 24-hour "sick" (ugh). Sadly, so is Shannon. We are so alike we got the same bug on the same day. It would be funny, except it totally wasn't.

I've only been upright 12 hours or so, but today did give me some quiet time to peruse my saved images folders for some holiday sewing inspiration. While watching Holiday Inn and White Christmas. I do love Bing Crosby.

Oh, that I lived in a technicolor world filled with lavish petticoats, pincurls and peppermint-inspired dresses like these:











(Most of these images were from favorite etsy sellers TimelessVixenVintage and CatBrooks1940s.)

Sigh...if I were much richer (and alas, much thinner) I would absolutely wear vintage red and white dresses the entire month of December.

And Bing Crosby would sing me to sleep, every night.

11 comments:

  1. What a luscious collection of dresses you put together there. Hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Ah...glamour! Love the red lace dress.

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  3. Wow what gorgeous dresses! Glad to hear you are on the mend xx

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  4. Eye Candy!!! I do also wish to time travel back to the days of "White Christmas" and "Its a Wonderful Life". Not the Potterville portion, just the charleston contest part...
    Feel better. Snowing all day here, keep your fingers crossed that I get a snow (sew) day out of it!

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  5. I adore these shades of red. Frothy or not, they are lovely!

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  6. Glad you're feeling a bit better! I love those dresses - very inspirational.

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  7. What beautiful dresses! I loved every one! Sorry you've been sick and hope you make a super quick recovery!

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  8. Love the red dresses. So cheery on this snowy grey day. The one with the red dirndl and white froth coming off the bust - pushing into lingerie there. Whoever wore that one was once the most popular girl at the party I imagine. :)

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  9. Me too. Man... I wish I was skinnier when I see clothes like that.

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  10. Oh boy ... looks like I'm going to do some virtual window shopping. Hide the credit card!

    Hope you are on the mend.

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