Thursday, February 20, 2014
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
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!
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