Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gifts


Earrings, Necklaces, and Ring: Gifts from Hubby
Vintage Rose Pin: Antique Shop
Vintage Coats: Gift from Friend
Dress: Self Made (Butterick 5708)
Petticoat (not visible): Self Made
Belt: Local
Hue Tights: Macy's (clearance)
Navy Blue Suede Shoes: Gift from Mom

Let's start with the ring, shall we?  Oh yes, we shall!  It is an Antique Jelly Opal ring that I absolutely adore. *Sigh*  Isn't it just sooooo pretty?  It is my Valentine's, Mother's Day, Anniversary, and maybe even Birthday present from Hubby. :o)

We are trying to find out more about it, but so far it's slow going.  We know it's European Art Deco, and that just isn't enough to go on.  I would really, really like to narrow down a date on it to within 10 years.  I will keep sleuthing.

Ok, tear your eyes away from the ring now and let's talk about the awesome vintage coats.  A friend from church told me a month ago that she had two vintage coats that she would give to me IF I would wear them.  "Of course I'd wear them!" I almost shouted. :o)  She brought them to me this Sunday and I danced and hopped around the church parking lot with excitement.

The yellow coat is my favorite of the two.  Those buttons are just too huge and wonderful!!!  I kept squealing, "Look at the buttons, look at the buttons!"  I apologize for not taking a close up of a button.  Next time, ok?  Oh, let's not forget that collar.  Have you ever seen such a beautiful collar?  I am so impressed with the way it folds down then back up before meeting the Mink.  What a cool way to set a collar!

Last, but certainly not least is the suede coat.  I think it will look so cool with jeans!  It is a lighter weight, which will make it more wearable for here.  It too has some pretty large buttons! :o)  And I just think that top stitching is so neat.

I hope you guys have been blessed with sweet gifts lately too!

JJ

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18 comments:

  1. That dress! It's fabulous! And I am in love with the yellow coat! I can just see Lauren Bacall wearing it!

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    1. Lauren Bacall...oh my what a compliment! :o)

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  2. I just keep wondering where you put all your clothes in your tiny cabin. I can't imagine the adjusting you're going to have to do when you move in your new house! lol

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    1. Um it's a more than a little squished in my closet! :o) I just can't wait for all of those closets to be finished in the big house...we're getting closer and closer!!!

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  3. Love the dress JJ, and yes it was pretty hard for me to tear my eyes off that ring. What a beauty.

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    1. Thank you Elsie, I stare at my ring constantly when I wear it. :o)

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  4. JJ that yellow coat....you have me here in awe!!!!!! Should you ever get tired of it.....no wait.... I am invited to your little man b_day Party.......well do I need to say more ;-) honey that is one gorgeous coat!!! You made that dress? Gee girl you've got talent!!! The ring is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. OH my goodness, it is quite the "Miss Lemon" coat! Perfect color! Thank you for the many, many sweet compliments Lenya!

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  5. I think that dress is gorgeous It has a really nice retro vibe and it looks great with the red tights. The yellow coat is a bit special too.
    :0)
    Paul

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    1. :o) I had been looking forward to wearing that dress with colored tights since I made it back in the Fall!

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  6. gasp! what an awesome dress!!! Kudos to your hubby for picking out such perfect jewelry for you!

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  7. I want to take about the dress...holy gorgeousness! You look so pretty and "old timey" yet modern...perfect.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. You just put into words the exact look I was going for! :o)

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  8. I adore the dress. It goes so well with your wonderful smile.
    Wonderful ring too.
    Love and sunshine
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Thanks Sacramento! Doesn't everything just look better with a smile? :o)

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  9. Love love love the dress! I'm a sucker for anything vintage or vintage-inspired!

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