Thursday, January 13, 2011

Show & Tell Friday

Hello everyone,
      It is hard to believe it is Friday already isn't it? In case you were wondering we did not get the snow storm that was predicted last night although we did get some new snow and then some rain. One thing that is missing most days is sunlight, making it a little harder to get great photos indoors. 
  The antique christening gown above was one that my 92 year old neighbor was baptized in and it is all handmade. I bought it at an auction sale a couple of years ago when my neighbor was downsizing. 
  

It is on display in a little hallway between the porch and  a downstair bath. Did you notice the beautiful doll house? I was so excited to get it at a thrift store in Maine a few years for $20 - the' little ones' love to play with it.
I love this green and white  toile wallpaper. 

I got this iron hook bar down in Maine and painted it white.
I dressed up the little ballet slippers with some roses and baby's breath and hung them beside the gown.
I couldn't resist throwing in a few more rose shots.

Such a dainty soft pink rose.



Well, that is it for me for today but there is lots more to see at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday so pop in and check it out if you haven't already.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Carolyn

43 comments:

Mari said...

HELLO CAROLYN~OH MY WHERE TO BEGIN!! FIRST I JUST ADORE THAT BEAUTIFUL CHRISTENING GOWN, WOW AND ITS ALL HAND MADE!!! NEXT THE DOLL HOUSE IS JUST ADORABLE AND TO THINK YOU ONLY PAID 20 BUCKS WHAT A SCORE :) THE WALL PAPER IS STUNNING AS ARE THE ROSE PIC'S AND BALLET SHOES :)

XO~MARI

Mary Ellen said...

Carolyn that gown is just precious- I love to imagine how the mother must have felt as she lovingly stitched this pretty for her daughter's arrival!

I love your doll house! $20!!! Wow I would love to find a find like that!! Have you seen that there are several blogs that blog about their doll houses and all the sweet things they make for them-

bee blessed
mary

Susan said...

Great photos, as always, Carolyn. Ohhhhh, that dollhouse! Do you have it fixed up inside? Could you post some photos of it?

The gown is a treasure and your roses, well, just fabulous.

I'm going to start addressing you as Dear "Should Be Editor of Victoria. " ha! No kidding, Carolyn. You are a very talented woman. Susan

Bohemian said...

What a lovely way to display the Baby's Breath and Rose!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!! Your photos are just stunning...the gown, the dollhouse, the ballet slippers, the roses, the hooks...everything is so lovely.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oooh I love the toile wallpaper too. I would love to do a lavendar toile paper somewhere. I think your christening gown looks right at home there.

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

As you probably know, this is all right up my alley! Love the sweet little girl stuff. And you have the perfect backdrop for it. It's so funny to hear you say DOWN in Maine! Ha! Anyway this is all so wonderfully pretty! Especially the gown!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

If I were at your house, the um "big ones" might be tempted to play with the doll house too. The gown is beautiful, and it's wondeful that you not only know the history behind it, but it has meaning to you since it's from someone you know. All your pictures are lovely as always.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Those are stunning pictures of the rose. Did you get a new toy, such as a macro lens? I found my own christening gown at my Dad's they other day, I was going to frame it in a shadow box, but yours looks nice on a hanger. Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

your pictures took my breath away. I love the Christening gowns and the way you displayed the roses is just so beautiful!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Gorgeous as always! That christening gown is so beautiful! It looks like it's in pristine condition!!! Love your toile wallpaper too!!! Love it all!

Victorian1885 said...

Oh Carolyn what lovely Romantic photos. As I have told you before I love your treasures and your style of decorating. I would love to gift you the green transferware cup & matching covered soap dish I had featured some time ago on my blog. It would look so perfect in your guest room or your hallway. We are trying to downsize and since it is the only green pieces I have collected I would be so pleased if you could give them a new home. Please send me your address so I can get it them in the mail to you. Have a good weekend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Janet said...

Your photos are are so lovely! I especially like the green
toile wallpaper! I have some very similar in my dining room.
Blessings,
Janet

Barbara Jean said...

All so beautiful

blessings

barbara jean

Naturegirl said...

Oh so pretty each and every photo and such dainty detail! That pink rose is beautiful!!

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello Carolyn,
your photos are so wonderful, the doll house and christening gown are gorgeous. Especially I love your Toile de Jouy wallpapers.
Warm greetings from Germany
Bine

Rowan said...

Another beautiful and inspiring post. The christening gown is lovely, I wonder whether it was made for your neighbour or whether it was a family heirloom worn by previous generations of her family. I love your green toile paper - I think you may have solved a problem for me as far as decorating the master bedroom is concerned:)

Rosetta said...

Anch'io adoro la casa delle bambole,le cose che tu mostri nei posti fanno bene all'animo perchè i tuoi colori sono sempre così delicati.Ciao,buon fine settimana,Rosetta di theromanticrose.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Greetings! Just found your blog. Oh, I love that Christening dress. I can't believe someone in your neighbor's family wouldn't have wanted it! And you got such a great deal on that $20 dollhouse, it's adorable. And I love your little guest house too!
Best regards,
Gloria
P.S. I am going right now to become your newest Follower...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING is just so picture perfect. Wow....I'm impressed to being without words. Beautiful.

Come on over to my show n tell [link]

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/01/think-of-methink-of-me-fondly.html

Happy Weekend!!

It's me said...

It all looks wonderful !!...i like your post today !!! ...lovely weekend ....love Ria....

Cindy said...

Beautiful as always!
Cindy

Suzann said...

Whenever I see your photographs my heart skip a beat. I'm starting to think that somehow I need to incorporate your style in my home since I love it so much. Hmmmm...stuff to think about.

La Table De Nana said...

Very pretty ! Now I need to add something apart from vintage hats..hanging beside my grandfathers Christening Dress..Love the shoes and baby's breath..your hooks are way prettier than mine too!

Raffaella said...

Lovely pictures... as usual...

Beverly said...

Carolyn, your photos are stunning. That precious christening gown tugs at my heart.

And, rose photos are always a perfect and welcome addition.

I hope to see you tomorrow for Pink Saturday.♥

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Very sweet. You have some very beautiful things! You can gaze on their beauty when it's too depressing to gaze outside! And I think those roses are especially lovely. Bess

melontha said...

Hi Caroline,

I see you have a preference for old things. I also really like the flea market. The christening gown is wonderful, as old andd not received so well. The dollhouse is a gem, I love them.

I wish you a nice weekend, best regards Gabriele

CIELO said...

I would love to know the name of that super gorgeous rose! Beautiful as always, Carolyn!

Cielo

Secret Garden Cottage said...

So beautiful Carolyn!! What a great find that lovely doll house was for $20! My kids would just love that, too. The christening gown is amazing, and you've displayed it so beautifully on the hook rack with the ballet slippers and flowers!
Thanks for this wonderful inspiration!
~ Jo :)

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

What a pretty christening gown. It looks beautiful againt the Toile wall! The doll house looks great as well. I can imagine why your granddaughters love it!

After three days of rain we are finally getting some sun on sunday. I am looking forward to going to our garden to do some work.

Enjoy your weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Connie said...

That gown is gorgeous Carolyn and I love your toile wallpaper too! Great deal on the doll house...I always wanted one when I was little. Can I come over and play? LOL

Shirley said...

Oh how lucky to have that beautiful Christening dress of your neighbor. It is so pretty! and of course you know how to melt our hearts showing it to us..
BEAUTIFUL...

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn,
It is always a pleasure to see your gorgeous posts!
I too love your toile wallpaper, I always get a craving to paper the walls when I see yours, so soft! The ballet slippers and babys breath, beautiful, not to mention the rose!!
Hugs to you,
Bella

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

Ciao Carolyn,
meraviglioso post e soprattutto meravigliosa casa delle bambole...cosa darei per averla!!!

Buon weekend anche a te*

Maddy

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG what a beautiful Christening gown... and what a sweet little doll house! I love all of your pictures, especially the creamy whites in the first picture!!! This is my first time to your blog and it's so lovely, I joined as your newest follower!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Cindy said...

What a darling little dress and the doll house is so sweet, I'll bet your grands do love it.
Hugs, Cindy

Nancy said...

Everything you do is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, Carolyn. The little shoes are just precious stuffed with flowers. And, what a bargain at $20 for the doll house. I just love the green toile wallpaper.

Nancy

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

I love the way you have displayed this wonderful vintage garment. I have my great-grandmother's nightgown and I am inspired by your idea. Thanks!

Zwierciadło said...

Beauty!!!

Kiki said...

this is such a terrific and utterly beautiful post, Carolyn - well done and thank you so much!
I love the delicate rose photos and the beautifully crafted and lovingly decorated things you have in your home. A wonderful, inspiring and happiness inducing post. :)
Kiki

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what an exquisite post, Carolyn! Love the gown and the doll house! I adore the green and white toile wallpaper! Everything is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pretties.

Blessings,
Sandi

bikim said...

WOW! that dress is just precious!
love the decor!
happy day,
Rosa