Friday, January 15, 2010

My Mother's Yellow Dress

I have no idea how we've managed to hold onto this little yellow dress for the last 72 years, but we have. When my mother was five years old, she had her picture made, wearing this dress. Even though my mother comes from a long line of expert seamstresses, this dress was store bought--something really special in 1937. Today, it can be found hanging on a peg in my guest bedroom. I wonder where it will be 72 years from now.


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19 comments:

  1. Hi Dayle,

    What a treasure. Should keep it in gook sake. Btw, yr mum is so pretty. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

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  2. That's so sweet! How wonderful that you've been able to preserve it all these years.

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  3. Soooo SWEET...I just LOVE wonderful family HEIRLOOMS like this PRETTY little dress! LOVE how you are displaying it in yor home.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Hopefully, our daughters will perserve it for their children and tell stories of their wise and wonderful grandmother.

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  5. A sweet little dress and a beautiful little girl. You must cherish both the dress and the photograph!

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  6. Amazing! She was a beautiful girl! And your question where it'll be in 72 years...let's hope it's passed on to the next three generations and they appreciate it as much as you.

    My Show n Tell is posted now. Do come visit if you can find some time today. It's...

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  7. You really have a special treasure to show and tell about. Some times it's the little things that are worth more than silver or gold. It is a beautiful little dress and your Mom was a little doll.
    Molly

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  8. Wow, what a treasure. It would also be cool in a shadow box with some trinkets. Precious!!

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  9. Hi Dayle! So nice to meet a fellow Houstonian and thanks for checking out my blog! You have some beautiful photography on yours. Enjoyed looking at it!

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  10. What a sweet and beautiful photo of your mother. Do treasure that dress!

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  11. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely beautiuful! THIS is a real treasure! And your mother was just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! -Aprl

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  12. That little dress is a real treasure! Do you have a daughter? it would be so sweet to have her picture taken in it. It's beautiful.

    Thank you for stopping by junkblossoms. We hope you'll visit again soon.

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  13. That is gorgeous and amazing that it is still intact!

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  14. Wow that's beautiful! How wonderful that it's still kept on display after so many years!

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  15. What a wonderful gift you are showing us. Not very many of us can share something so precious, as this.
    Thank you!

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  16. That is so wonderful that you have that. I still have some clothes that my Son wore when he was little. They are now 30 years old. I gave my Daughter some of her baby things when she had her first girl. My Granddaughter got a chance to wear one dress and it is now 32 years old.

    Willow

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  17. Such a great story and doesn't your Mom look sweet in this dress. I come from a family of seamstresses too. Do you do much sewing now?
    I am now a follower of your sweet blog.

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  18. That little dress is adorable! I am so glad that you treasure it so. As for where will it be in the future???? My son rolls his eyes when he looks at my treasures. He thinks it is a bunch of JUNK. Have a great week. Charlene

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  19. Your mother's picture has the charm and the prettiness of the innocence like all the children on the vintage photos. That is why they are so liked.
    Thank you for stopping by my blogs

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