Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quiet Days

Snow days + Boredom = Finding Things On High Shelves Tucked Into the Back of Closets

Abbey begged to bring my wedding dress down from the highest shelf in my closet and let her try it on. 

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  1. How sweet! My daughter tried on my wedding dress on a snow day last year. So fun! Then she asked me to try it on.....sure didn't fit like it did on my wedding day!

    Love, love, love snow days!

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  2. Love this Sarah! I should take mine out of the trunk and it's wrapping and let Hannah try mine on! BTW...I sent out a thank you to you on my blog this a.m....your tutorials on headers and getting pix bigger were so helpful! Thanks again and have a great day..

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  3. How fun! I think there is just something about a girl and a wedding dress, it doesn't matter what age she is, it is just special! My dress is just hanging in our closet. I do have it in the "cover" it came in, but it hasn't been cleaned or "preserved" like some. Just ready for my girls to dive into someday!

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  4. What a sweet post. Looks like it was a fun snow day in your house.

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  5. She is beautiful! My girls have already informed me they don't want my dress...but I plan to cut up the beautiful silk someday and make something out of it...christening gowns perhaps?

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  6. Awww, what a fun day and a fun mom.......I know she loved those moments!

    Suzanne

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  7. Just beautiful! Your wedding gown looks similar to mine from 25 years ago! Ahhhh, such wonderful memories. I look forward to the day my daughter wants to try my gown on (she's only 8). Wouldn't it be fun to post our wedding pictures?
    Laurie

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  8. sarah, this is very sweet. i actually think your dress is still beautiful! it has some elements of the time but in a casual way so it doesn't seem dated. it is a gorgeous dress and having pictures of your daughter in it is priceless. :)

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  9. How sweet! I rented my dress, so I don't even have it for my little one to reject! Saved us a bunch of money though

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  10. Sweet!

    I donated my wedding dress to a charity for women who have breast cancer. I know some woman will look beautiful in it. :)

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  11. SO precious! I can remember adoring dressing up in all my moms clothes that she had saved from highschool(my seemstress grandmother had some mad7o's sewing skills!! = WAY fun)

    What a great way to spend a snow day!

    OH! And my 4 year old really enjoys looking at our wedding photos - he's informed me that he wants the girl he marries someday to wear my wedding dress - we'll see how that goes over! HA!

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  12. oh my goodness! What a precious moment to share with a daughter. I look forward to this time with my daughters although I want them to stay little forever.

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  13. Oh so beautiful :) The dress and the daughter ;) What fun memories :)

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  14. At least looking at your dress isn't horrifying. I like it. Unlike when Heidi tried my dress on in December (pics on my blog), and it was so scary that the sleeves almost took flight themselves. Ah, 1989. It was a good year . . .

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  15. how true - what children get into during multiple snow days- my daughter has been doing exactly what you stated- high shelf-back of closet scavenging. If we are lucky - we will uncover some "lost" items.

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  16. Ahhh yes, our girls are always there to remind us how thin we "used to be". She does look cute trying it on though.

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  17. Your girl is so lovely. And I'm liking the neckline on your dress...tres chic, Mama!

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  18. Maybe the dress could be modified! It still has ooodles of potential!

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  19. Beautiful dress and daughter. I have my dress, still boxed after almost 44 years and my daughter's, also boxed after almost ten years, on the same shelf. I know my daughter's don't want my dress since they both had there own, but I just can't seem to get rid of it. Am I silly or just very sentimental?

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  20. Such a beautiful dress! Love the bow on the back, it reminds me of my dress that I wore almost 19 years ago. I should take it out and let my daughters try it on ~ it sure wouldn't fit me after five kids (no excuse!) and just a few pounds :)

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  21. Lovely girl, lovely dress.

    My dress is hanging in the back of my closet and I keep expecting my oldest daughter to want to try it on. Not yet.

    I tried on my mom's dress when I got engaged. It wasn't for me, but I ended up wearing her veil.

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  22. How precious is that! Umm remove the sleeves and the bow and you have a very timeless look. She may not want to count that dress out just yet. Plus when I was her age I swore I was wearing a dress just like princess Diana. Not what I ended up with haha! How fun that you let her play dress up in it. These pictures are timeless.

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  23. So sweet...what a darling daughter you have!

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  24. oh i did this with my mom's dress!
    one time in high school i put it on and we went cruising around our town! it was so funny and random and hyperactive! :)
    and then by the time i got married....3 years later....it was too small! crazy.

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  25. She's stunning! And what a beautiful dress!

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  26. I don't think that my wedding dress will ever see the light of day again. Can't imagine a daughter-in-law to-be asking for it but I have a fantasy that one of my boys will marry an orphan and I will get to be the MOTB.

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  27. These pictures...and this moment...is just priceless! I hope Addie can try on my wedding dress on a quiet snowy day and tell me how skinny I was. Ha!

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  28. This post made me want to try for number three...having a girl would make these moments possible :)

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  29. So precious :) You'll be witnessing this moment for real in just the blink of an eye, sniff sniff.

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  30. how fun...i remember doing that as a kid too...and my wedding dress is on the highest shelf in my closet too!

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  31. love this! i have so many memories putting on my mom's old clothes...i don't have children (yet!), but i save things (like shoes, jewelry,and dated clothing) hoping that i'll have a little girl who pulls them out and puts them on to play dress up. brought tears to my eyes!

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  32. Love this post, Sarah! It brought back favorite memories. I remember trying on my Mom's wedding dress when I was little. She married in the 50's, and had the most gorgeous, girly, lacy dress. She was tiny (still is) and looked like a porcelain doll. My sister wore it for her wedding, and the dress needed a little altering (she was tinier, believe it or not). When they took it to the dressmaker, the woman freaked out--turns out the lace on my Mom's $35 dress is now highly-sought after vintage, and would run for $500/yard. Can you believe it?

    Just goes to show, bum bows may be highly-sought after vintage items in 10-15 years, and Abbey will be thrilled to wear your dress! (But don't bet the farm on bum bows.)

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