Saturday, October 27, 2012

Alice in Wonderland (outfit #25)

I absolutely love this dress, but it's a bit too fancy for daily wear.  I love a good excuse to break it out of the my closet.  This is a 1950s Candy Jones dress puchased from Robot Exchange.  The antique gold pocket watch belongs to my husband.  The headband bow was handmade by me, using wire ribbon.
1950s Candy Jones Alice in Wonderland costume dress Just Peachy, Darling
1950s Candy Jones Alice in Wonderland vintage costume dress Just Peachy, Darling
1950s Candy Jones Alice in Wonderland costume dress Just Peachy, Darling
1950s Candy Jones dress advertisement Just Peachy, Darling
Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Calendar girl

As many of you know, I love vintage trailers!  There's a great website called that features restored and original campers from around the country.  It's a great resource for rallies, parts, and even buying and restoring trailers.  They sell cute merchandise too, including a 2013 calendar that it available at cafepress.  I happened to click through the photos and was excited to see, that I am Miss September! The models are all regular people, decked in vintage clothes posing next to their trailers.  If you get a chance, go and check it out.  
Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Foxy girl

Inspired by the homemade fox costume over at The Paper Mama, I decided to make something similar for Winnie.  I love the idea of upcycling clothing, so I used items in her closet for the platform of the costume and then bought felt and faux fur trim for the ears and tail.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  It's just the right mix of vintage and girly frills.  The black satin ribbon and striped legwarmers give it an Edward Gorey woodland vibe.  What do you think?
vintage handmade fox baby girl costume Just Peachy, Darling
vintage handmade fox bonnet baby girl costume Just Peachy, Darling
The ears were made by cutting out four identical triangle shapes in felt (two orange, two black) and two smaller triangles in white faux fur.  The orange and black felt were then glued together, forming two fox ears and the smaller white fur shape was glued on the black side.  I left a little felt flap unglued at the bottom, so there would be something to sew onto the bonnet.
vintage handmade fox baby girl costume Just Peachy, Darling
The tail is basically a carrot shape, sewn, flipped inside out, stuffed, and then sewn shut.  I glued a strip of faux fur to the tip and then pinned it onto her bloomers.
vintage handmade gothic tutu fox baby girl costume Just Peachy, Darling
Shirt: vintage 
Bonnet: thrifted
 Tutu and striped ruffle legwarmers:online 
Black patent maryjanes: Pediped

Autumn plaid (outfit #24)

I purchased this 1940s cropped jacket at an antique store.  It's a Jack Mann Original, and has the most fabulous Bakelite buttons.  Plus, I found it at the bottom of a bin full of linens so she only charged me $3! My 1950s high wasted wool plaid skirt and pearl choker were thrifted.  My feather fascinator was from ebay (not vintage).
1940s Bakelite button blouse wool skirt Just Peachy, Darling
1950s blouse sleeveless sewing pattern Just Peachy, Darling
Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Get along

Here is my little pumpkin in a 1950s Pla-Master western shirt, which I believe was part of a cowboy costume.  I found this at an estate sale in my neighborhood.  I don't know how child photographers do it?!?  Ohlin is four, and hates to sit still and have his picture taken.  When he wasn't giving me a cheesy fake smile, or crossing his eyes, he was pouting or covering his face.  If anyone knows any great tips for photographing resistant kiddos, then please share the wealth...I'm dying over here! :)
1950s plamaster cowboy costume plaid shirt kids vintage boy Just Peachy, Darling
1950s Plamaster costume box cowboy Just Peachy, Darling

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tartan Tart (outfit #23)

  It's almost getting too chilly, here in Colorado, to do these outdoor outfit posts.  I'm going to have to be on the lookout for some cute vintage sweaters and coats!  I absolutely love the fall.  It puts me in the mood to cook spicy foods, drink chai, and snuggle up with a good book.  This dress reminds me of the colors of autumn, and my t-straps are perfect for crunching leaves underfoot.  
  This is my 1950s olive and orange plaid day dress, purchased from the Robot Exchange.  My olive and brown T-strap heels are not vintage, but were thrifted, as was the corset belt.
1950s daydress plaid vintage tartain autumn fall colors Just Peachy, Darling
vintage plaid dress 1950s advertisement Just Peachy, Darling

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Winnie's room

As promised, I'm sharing some pictures of our little girl's room.  The room is ever changing, as she grows, and her needs change.  People were really surprised, that after three sons, I would choose to paint our first daughter's room blue.  My husband jokes that I was "hedging my bets."  Admittedly, we really weren't convinced that we would get a girl.  After I gave birth, my husband asked, "did anyone check and see if it's really a girl?"  I told them not to check, "just let me  have my moment!"  I think eventually, I may paint it a soft pink, but it is certainly very girly already.  
little girls nursery heather bailey etsy handmade pink aqua Just Peachy, Darling
The wood floors in this room were in really bad shape.  I didn't even notice them when we bought the house, because I was too busy checking closet size and counting windows.  They had furniture strategically placed to hide the worst of it.  We recently stained and varnished them a darker walnut color, and it does a nice job of making the damage look antique, rather than just beat to hell. :)  The dresser was a thrift store purchase ($25!) which was sanded and painted white.  The curtains are made from Heather Bailey's Pop Garden line in aqua and have coordinating pastel chevron panels on the bottom.  We keep her fabric covered vintage suitcase under the crib to hold extra crib sheets.
vintage baby dress paris cloche embroidery Just Peachy, Darling
The dress on the wall is 1950s and is from my daughter's collection.  I change out the dresses on the wall periodically.
vintage barrettes eiffel tower nursery handmade Just Peachy, Darling
I sewed the clouds out of felt and embroidery floss, then stuffed them with cotton balls.  The framed embroidery is a metro map of Paris.  My daughter's ultrasound is in a frame my husband bought for me that says, "Out of our dreams, and into our arms."
clouds bunnies paris girly nursery vintage handmade Just Peachy, Darling
I originally bought this lidded container to make a terrarium, but instead I started filling it with vintage barrettes, pins, and jewelry (and a bunny!) that I've collected from estate sales.
silhouette embroidery hoop black apple nursery french abc Just Peachy, Darling
handmade raccoon fox doll chevron heather bailey nursery Just Peachy, Darling
woodland paper dolls french alphabet butterfly nursery Just Peachy, Darling
I made a vintage style silhouette of my daughter using black vinyl adhesive and stuck it on a scrap piece of chevron fabric in an embroidery hoop.  The french alphabet print, french couple under the umbrella print, Keep it Peachy print, and Cat's Pajamas postcard are all from Etsy.  The framed paper dolls are a free printable from the Black Apple.  The butterfly specimen was scored at a thrift store for .50!!  The large pink art is scrapbook paper glued on canvas with woodland paper dolls  that I also ordered from Etsy.  I used black glitter scrapbook letters to spell out a message in French, that when translated means, "sweet dreams, little friends...goodnight."
DIY play kitchen Painted chevron wall eames rocker blabla pillow vintage typewriter hats Just Peachy, Darling
vintage rotary phone toy felt food Just Peachy, Darling
A red toy rotary phone and handmade felt food make this play kitchen her favorite spot in the house!
handmade dolls vintage dress nursery customized typewriter artwork Just Peachy, Darling
fabric bunting Paris papercut hot air balloons handmade Just Peachy, Darling
This 1960s Desk was thrifted and painted white.  We use it as a changing table for now, but it will transition nicely into a homework space.   Elowyn loves staring at the Paris paper cut map, handmade fabric bunting, and hot air balloon stickers above her.  The bunting says, "oh my darlin," an ode to one of her middle names, Clementine.
vintage retro toys canopy decoupaged shelf Just Peachy, Darling
This strange little alcove is where one of the dormer windows is located.  I thrifted a mosquito net canopy to put into the space.  She can close the opening to make it like a fort, but it's transparent so I can still be nosy. :)  I used Mod Podge to cover a plain white shelf with the same fabric as the curtains.
vintage fisher price toys heather bailey Just Peachy, Darling
hand sewn fabric bird mobile clouds kites Just Peachy, Darling
I used a wire photo holder for a mobile and attached fabric birds, scrap book paper kites, and tissue paper clouds.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Smoke stacks (outfit #22)

Here is a lovely 1950s, navy and white pinstripe dress, from R & K Originals.  I purchased this dress from Etsy.  The navy luggage and hair fascinator with veil are from the 40s and were picked up at an estate. My lipstick is Revlon's "Certainly Red," introduced in 1951, and still available today.
R&K orignals 1950s pinstripe dress train yard bow vintage Just Peachy, Darling
1940s 1950s vintage luggage trip Just Peachy, Darling
R&K originals dress advertisement Just Peachy, Darling
Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blue belle (outfit #21)

My 1950s silk, watercolor, L'aiglon dress with matching bolero jacket.  This dress was purchased on ebay.
1950s watercolor L'aiglon dress matching jacket vintage Just Peachy, Darling

1950s L'aiglon dress advertisment Just Peachy, Darling

Monday, October 1, 2012

Come sail away with me (outfit #20)

My 1950s day dress, purchased from the Robot Exchange.  The fabric design is pretty abstract, but it reminds me of sailboat steering wheels.
1950s nautical anchor sundress purple novelty print redhead vintage Just Peachy, Darling
1950s sewing dress pattern Just Peachy, Darling

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