Like many of you I have been busy getting things ready. We travel a bit this time of year and so I am always thinking ahead a couple of weeks. I'm not one of those people who can think about Christmas in July, so my crafting time is limited to what can be done just shortly before all the excitement hits. Usually pretty simple.
This soft vintage apron I came across yesterday is perfect for the occasion! Just ironed, it's light as air, like handkerchief linen, and drapes beautifully. Holly is one of my favorite motifs. And I like the mostly white background of the pattern.
I also recently came across a stack of adorable vintage baby dresses at a giveaway price and decided to do just that! I'm giving some away just for show.
I always have a few hanging in the girl's guest room year 'round, and love the precious details. I kept this batch as I found them in order to preserve the luscious antique color.
Some other year (but probably not) I will fashion something festive and original to fasten on, but for now I have only added a vintage hanger, and a bit of ribbon and a tag for cheer.
The hem on this one is so sweet!
And all of those darling, tiny pintucks are so pretty!
The minute I saw this sheer dress I thought it would look fantastic in a Christmas vignette.
All it needs are a few vintage toys to complete the scene. . . .
A bit of Victorian lace added. . . .
This is just a simple underdress, but it has the most amazing details at the hem that should be shown off!
Those are little winged cherubs on the eyelet scallops.
And the hand-hemmed stitches are still visible where it has been sewn on, as you can see. I just adore the noblility in these humble old baby things! They remind me of the care and simplicity that once was part of everyday life.
I seem to enjoy the very earliest stirrings of the holiday season best, enjoying a few quiet moments in my cozy work room before I have to think of what to pack or wrap to take with me on the road.
I hope it's a lovely White Wednesday for you too!
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