Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Peach, Plum, Pear

Fruit felt applique!


A new dress! Picked up on Sunday at the flea market. And it almost didn't come home with me. It was only $10, which I know is very reasonable for flea market dresses. But, there are a few stains and a few holes and a nylon zipper! (I don't like nylon zippers, not even a little bit) and I'm trying to be careful with what I buy these days ... and well, I almost walked away. Then a voice of reason starting chirping. And I realized I'd be a damn fool to leave it behind!

To take a sneak at the details, click here!!

55 comments:

Penny said...

That is a truly special dress. It's good thing you listened to your inner voice!

Caitlin said...

What a find!

Katy said...

That dress is adorable! It would go quite nicely with a vintage charm bracelet I own that features enameled fruits. :-)

owl and peacock : melina said...

Ohhhh thank god you didn't leave this one! That is the most darling dress I've ever seen. Period. Period.
Deserves two Periods.
:)

Pretty Pirate said...

It looks beautiful on you, I'm glad you listened to your inner voice. "don't be a damn fool" lol, so cute!
I'm actually surprised you found it for so cheap, I find that most things at the flea market (Alameda?) are overpriced, maybe because I am used to finding them myself via thrifting. It's hard for me to fork out a lot of money unless it is something really unique/beautiful.

nettieboop said...

You are the absolute cutest! Your blog is a true inspiration, thanks.

Jeannette

lindsey and kelsey said...

That is a really cute dress. I wish there was a flea market near where I live.

I've been following your blog for a while now since seeing your house featured on Etsy. I think it's really cute; both your house and blog.

kelsey

Kelley Anne said...

Oh its beautiful! I love the details at the bottom and the belt looks amazing with it. I don't think I've ever used a nylon zipper...why don't you like them?

Courtney Riddle said...

it's so charming! which flea market do you go to?

PS - your joanna newsom reference matches the dress nicely~

Lara said...

Oh I think this dress is just beautiful! I am really jealous of it! 10 bucks is a steal even with small issues. We are so tight on money because my husband was laid off (architect) but, he would have been proud had I brought home this dress for ten bucks! :)

Q's Daydream said...

So cute! I can see why you had to buy it! I also feel the way you do about nylon zippers, eww, lol! I love this dress on you though! :o) Hugs!

Flutterby3 : Shana said...

It's a great dress! Can you replace the zipper? Since you hate nylon zippers so much I know my local alteration charges about $14 for a new zipper. At 5 feet tall I am always having to get clothes altered.

shelby h.k. said...

wise decision to buy! it's adorable.

love your blog!

xx

Tiny Little House said...

So glad you changed your mind! I do the same thing though. I passed up a $5 scarf that I'm still lamenting over.

hannah said...

adorable, it's a lucky one for sure.

Lexie said...

i think it's a great buy! fits so nicely and the embroidery is beautiful.

Shoe Gal said...

Glad you went with your instinct...that dress is fabulous!

ABCDErica said...

I think it was a great find at the flea market--horrible not to buy it! :)

Sara said...

no that is definitely one lovely find!

Allegra said...

The embroidery was to special to pass on!to

fashionforwriters said...

What a sweet dress. It reminds of me not wanting to play tag during recess because I was afraid I would trip and sully whatever skirt/dress my mom made me wear that day.

I love your flea market dress! I'm so glad to be blogging with Meggy and hearing about lovely blogs like yours.

Jenny

Jo said...

Absolutely adorable! Good decision!!

Lizard said...

Ah I know that feeling - the indecision when buying something you love, but has stains hahaha! I am glad you bought it :D It looks super nice!

daisy lane said...

what a lovely find. so adorable! xx

Ashley said...

Lovely dress, how I wish I could find such gems in flea markets! You look so lovely as usual. :)

Laura said...

Gorgeous!

Jenny said...

A very cute dress. From the pictures you have posted I think your house is awesome. Like a vintage fairie land.

Roxanne Rosensteel said...

That is just so adorable!!! The cut is absolutely perfect for you and there's something about fruit. It's always charming.

Kwil said...

What a great dress!

Marcheline said...

Hey chick,

Found your blog because the Etsy site was down, and I saw the video of you and your roomie. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?!

I really dig your style and your house is the bee's knees! I will be back to haunt your blog.

I've got an Etsy store too, if you care to come by and take a peek: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SteampunkSaints

Ciao,
M

Lauren Kristine said...

the embroidery on that is fantastic!

stephanie renee said...

i love the embroidery and it looks great on you!

artemis said...

You were right not to leave that dress, it looks great on you! I sometimes feel sorry for dresses, left behind because of a hole or a stain, they need a home too!

vivatveritas said...

adorable! i think you were so right that you took it home with u!

vivatveritas.blogspot.com

calivintage said...

aw, what precious little details. it was definitely a good find.

Thrush Vintage said...

That dress is beyond adorable. Excellent find!

Solanah said...

Darling, and your kitchen makes such a great setting for photos!

Journaling Woman said...

First visit to your blog. I love this. Had to catch up with older posts. Will visit again.

yoli said...

cute blog!

Micha Merrick said...

"Peach, Plum, Pear" I love the Joanna Newsom song by that title. And I love hand embroidery, so darling.

Your little world is really lovely, thanks for sharing...

I can see why you and Amy are friends.

Joanna said...

What a wonderful find! I love your dress. It's adorable ♥

Jessica said...

Oh hi most adorable girl in the world in the cutest dress to be!! Fruit prints make my heart melt!! xx

catherine_sr. said...

What an amazing dress! I'm glad you bought it. I've had some misses at flea markets... and I still think about them :-(!
The Renegade Bean

emma wallace said...

Hooray! You would have been so sad if you'd not gotten it. It is beyond adorable.

iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

Jyun said...

Wow, you really look like alice in wonderland, just change your dress to blue.

Ellie said...

As if you could possibly leave such a treasure!

Hannah said...

Glad you got it, you look lovely in it!

In reply to your comment the magazines are from June and November 2006. The exact details are on my Flickr. And that book looks amazing!

holly said...

ahhh. my favorite joanna newsom song and a lovely dress indeed!

Bree said...

cute!

Crystal said...

I already feel happier just looking at that dress. Yes, you would have been a food to walk away. :)

Ellenitza said...

I love your blog and thought you might want to check out mine: http://ellenitza.blogspot.com/. I added a link to your blog, if that's all right with you. I love this dress!

Best.

Taylor Kitto said...

you look adorable!
what a lovely find

thelittledeers.blogspot.com

*Valentine* said...

You're lovely!

Schiaparelli said...

Your hair looks sooooo pretty!

Honestly,
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Daisy said...

Oh wow its lovey !

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