Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink Saturday, Espisode Sixteen~ Pink vintage dresses on parade~

Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday,
hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.
Please visit her to see many other participants showing off their pink eye CANDY!
Today I thought I'd share some of my pink vintage dresses.
Since we're building a storage area in my craftroom, (no~ still not finished, weekends only and we've been doing other things instead), I wanted to have an area to hang some vintage things for show. Most of them are from the 30's or 40's, some 50's.
These first two are aprons. However, they meet all way in the back and I've been wanting to adjust the closures so that I can wear them for blouses. The pink and green one has such a cute rose motif.
You may click the photos to enlarge if you wish, just remember to hit the back button to return.
The dress on the left was a gift from a fellow collector. The one on the right is one of my faves with great PINK buttons! It needs a few repairs, I've worn it quite a bit.

Here's a closeup of the darling embroidered design on the one.

I may have featured this dress below on the left before. It is one of my all time favorite vintage dresses. I found it "new with tags". The dress on the right I got on my birthday, yet I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. Just haven't felt like styling my hair properly, etc. lately. I think as soon as I color my hair red again, I'll have my vintage "mojo" back, lol! I bought the dress at the Vintage Haberdashery in St. Louis.

I adore the coral pink shade of the 30's crepe dress on the left. And the texture of the linen dress on the right.

Ok, you caught me. The dress below isn't vintage. It's a $3 Walmart clearance cheapie. But it's one of my lazy day favorites!
I bought this coat, (probably circa 80's or 90's) on ebay to embellish into Rose's pink coat from Titanic. I've changed out the buttons but that's as far as I've gotten!
This plum colored dress is so cool because it's cotton, yet it's iridescent. Changes from plum to green. Just awesome.
Next to it is one of my oldest dresses, to too small for me... it's a teen or pre-teen's garment from about 1912. Just darling. Perhaps I'll do a Pink Saturday post on that one alone some time!
Ah... I HATE to alter vintage via cutting it up, unless it's too far gone with stains or rot. But this vintage 60's or 70's dress on the left is just TOO scrumptious to let go. I plan to cut part of the length off, and add it to the bust and waist so I can wear it. Incredibly selfish me thinks, but I just HAVE to do it.
I beleive the dress next to it is actually a dressing gown, made of nylon. It has some repairs to be made too... and I'm thinking of hemming it. I just love the dogwood pattern on it!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing these pink frocks!
I have recently shared some new pink in my life. In the previous post, the background on the table is actually a vintage full size bedspread that I bought for only $8!! I'm using it as a tablecloth for now.
And a few more posts back I shared a baby scale from the 50's. Wonderful, wonderful retro pink. WOOT!
Thank you everyone for your well wishes on my new ETSY shop!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!


Barbara Jean said...

Lovely dresses.
barbara jean

Abatevintage said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love your post today. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


♥ Liz ♥ said...

Great pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us this week. I love the 60s/70s dress best. Have a Happy Pink Saturday :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Beautiful dresses Nikki! You have such gorgeous collections girl!!

Hugs, Sherry

Best wishes on your Etsy too.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

WOW, Nikki, those are wonderful dresses! The coat reminds me of the one Rose wore in the Titantic, just needs the black trim!

Happy PInK Saturday!


Nancy said...

Oh, I love those dresses. Your etsy shop is wonderful. Great idea. Happy Pink Saturday!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

This chick is feelin' quite in the pink now. Gorgeous vintage dresses. I always enjoy your pink Saturday.

Have a terrific weekend filled with blessings!!!

art deco dame said...

oh I love pink!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet collection :) I can't wait to see when you finish up your room!

Bill said...

Well, I don't wear dresses, but pink ones are always nice. I'm just visiting the Pink Saturday sites. :O)


pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink is a beautiful day but I am stuck inside feeling here I sit visiting you !!!!!
God Bless You and keep you this week..
I love these dresses..just to look at them makes you wonder who them and were they happy

Justine said...

I love looking at all the cool vintage things you collect. Come on, I just know you're hiding more stuff!

And I TOLD you when you dyed your hair brown it was a mistake. You lost your vintage mojo!!!

Justine :o )

Susie Jefferson said...

I just love the dress in the very last photo, on the right - I'd wear it in a hearbeat (if I could get into it). What a treasure trove!

Those aprons: exactly what my grandmother used to wear. She'd have the local village dressmaker come to the house with fabric swatches, then tell her what variations she wanted (ties or buttons etc). Those were the days!

A very Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
What a lot of dresses, all in pink. I would love to see your pink coat changed over to look like Rose's on Titanic. Happy Pink Saturday.


Anonymous said...

that dress with the heart embroidery and the coat are my faves :)
Happy Pink Saturday!

Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said... your collection! I visited your etsy shop & hearted you too! Have a wonderful pink day & week ahead too..xo Tami

Patricia said...

Your dresses are to die for - so very beautiful !!! My favorite is the Pink coat - what a grand find. I have really enjoyed this post. A Happy Pink Saturday to you and have a wonderful new week,

♥Mimi♥ said...

Sorry I'm a little late. Seems like when the sun is out I feel a desperate need to go outside and run errands or just life my face to the heavens and soak in the last rays before winter hits my neck of the woods.

It's always so much fun to share in the pink goodness of the blogs gathered together for Pink Saturday. A collection of some of the nicest women and prettiest blogs in cyberspace!

Wishing you a weekend filled with l♥ve and sunshine!

Margie said...

What a great variety of vintage pink goodies! My favorite is the embroidered one!

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

Gosh I love everything! Can't ever have too much pink!!

Char said...

Oh look at all those wonderfully beautiful dresses and all that gorgeous fabric, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Leslie said...

Happy Pink Saturday a day late! Your dresses are all lovely--I'd be proud to be seen in any of them! Please stop by my blog-I'm doing a giveaway until Friday, 10/23. Hugs, Leslie

Lallee said...

Wow, what a collection you have now! They are all wonderful. The dresses look so much more stylish and comfy than today's clothes. I really like how you are displaying them in your new corner.

Decor To Adore said...

What a beautiful collection of dresses. I love them all.

Please stop by and enter my Halloween giveaway.

Lori said...

Oh Nikki
I have lots of pink tops, and sweaters but the dress and to chic!!!! Hope pink is in for Spring 2010 cause I want more! Lori

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

You have some beautiful pink vintage dresses !8~)
~Myrna Lee