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Friday, November 7, 2008

Show & Tell Friday 11/7



It's Friday! Time for Show & Tell so graciously hosted by Kelli @ There's no place like home
Be sure to pay her a visit and see who else is "sharing" today.



This is something I shared months ago in another post, but I daresay it deserves a repeat performance (and the batteries died in my camera making it impossible to upload the shots I had originally decided to share. Ah well, there's always next week.). It's a Christening Gown. I, as well as my two daughters were Christened in this gown. It was made especially for me.
(click on any picture to enlarge)
Notice the hand embroidery...This detailing is also on the skirt of the gown . This is the underskirt...The gown...And cap. The embroidery was never completed on this. I've thought about having someone "finish" it, but that's all I've done...just "think" about it. I can't help but feel like I should leave it alone...
Thanks for spending some of your Friday with me. I hope you'll let me know you were here :0).
Have a fantastic day!

26 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Rechelle, that gown is just beautiful. I just love all the detail.
Have a great Friday!
Love, Ann

Chez Nous said...

The gown is exquisite. What a heirloom to pass on to your daughters for their children and grandchildren.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

How beautiful!

ceekay said...

Beautiful and how sweet that it has become an heirloom and tradition!

Ivory Spring said...

Thanks for visiting me leaving the kind comment.

WOW - that is such a precious heirloom!

Gattina said...

That's gorgeous !! What a pretty gown !

Linda C said...

The gown is just beautiful- and worth another post!:) Thanks for sharing how special it is.
Linda C

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a precious, precious gown and hat!

Mrs. Miles said...

Oh this is gorgeous - do you have a place to keep it displayed, or does it have to be packed away? Will you pass it on?

Thank you for taking the time to share!

~ Mrs. Miels

Dianne said...

How lovely and satiny and quite the family heirloom!
Thanks for dropping by my blog too. I added a few excerpts from my gr-grandmother's book just now.

Wanita said...

What a beautiful heirloom!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Wanita

Danielle said...

Beautiful. My daughter was baptized in the same gown I was baptized in. One of my friends made a Christening gown once out of some clippings from everyone's wedding dresses, but I have no idea how.

char72 said...

The gown is gorgeous. How nice that you still have it.
Charlotte

Susie Homemaker said...

How special to have such a precious heirloom...and someday, your daughter's daughters will wear it...I wouldn't have someone finish it...it's perfect the way it is...beautiful.

Blessings,
Susie

Shelia said...

Evening, Rechelle! Oh, what a precious little gown - it's so detailed and lovely. This is truly an heirloom to pass on down thru the years!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Rechelle; What a beautiful gown, just amazingly well made. And how sweet that you and your daughters were able to wear it. Thanks for sharing such a treasure.

Hugs;
Alaura

Dawn said...

Good morning Rechelle. THat gown is simply gorgeous. What a treasure it is, especially since your daughters got to wear it also. I would leave it as it.

take care,
Dawn

Scrapdolly said...

that is one of the most beautiful christening gowns I have ever seen

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful gown.

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Karen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a gorgeous christening gown! So special that it was made for you, and your daughters wore it as well!

I'm so glad you posted it again, or I would have missed it!

Katherine

Lisa Ann said...

That is a beautiful gown!

Lady Katherine said...

the gown is lovely,a wonder piece to pass down.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rechelle,
The gown is very lovely and precious:) I have one that is 100 years old and I gave it back to my Mom and she is thinking about giving it to a museum where my Grandparents grew up. My Grand daughter wore it for pictures.
You need to stop by...??!! :)
Warmly,
Deb

Susan said...

What an exquisite little dress!
Thank you for visiting my blog and also your sweet comment about my furbaby!
Susan

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Truly, that is one of the most gorgeous Christening gowns I have ever seen! I think I would leave it as is, tho I'd be torn about having it finished too. I like seeing the pattern to be stiched tho! But if washed, will that fade away?

Beverly said...

This is lovely. What an incredible treasure.

I just stopped in to view your Pink Saturday post.