Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Littles and Lilacs

Bless my mother's heart, she gave me a little time off during my children's school vacation.  While visiting her last week, she suggested I take a quick peek into a local antiques mall while she played with the kids.  Just a small amount of time was all I needed to peruse quietly.  This little vintage baby nightie stole my heart at just $2.  Although my babies are no longer the age for this nightie to fit, it brought back memories of those precious first months with each of them. 

Gently laundering the nightie with mild detergent and a squeeze of lemon freshened it up.  Saturday offered a perfect day to air it outside with some fresh lilac floating along.

Smells like spring!

I also got this little glittered crown at the same store with the nightie.  Its' original shiny beads up top didn't appeal to me too much...

...so I painted the beads with white and gray to soften the look:

It now presides over the white wardrobe containing all my supplies for creating:

This season offers a fresh perspective on decorating, as spring cleaning often evolves into spring rearranging.  This romantic white chair from our bedroom was moved to the dining room.  It fills up the space in front of the shutter with the butterfly garland:



Sometimes the littlest changes make a big impact.
Happy spring, dear friends!
Sharing with Kathleen's terrific White Wednesday.

18 comments:

Cape Cod Washashore said...

What precious treasures! I love the baby's nightgown, and it's so sweet seeing it there hanging to dry outside with the lilac sprig!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

So beautiful Susan!! I use to collect vintage children's clothing and it always amazed me at the beautiful detail that the clothing was always made with.
I love your crown too!!
I hope you are doing well my friend and have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Victoria said...

How precious that little nightie is! I love drying things outside:) I love your little crown and it definitely looks better with the beads painted white!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I find it hard to pass up these sweet little gowns when I come across them. So darling! It's so nice to be able to easily change things up for a new season. Your corner is beautiful. I'd love to make a garland like that sometime. I love the mix of papers.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

All of your photos are so pretty! What a sweet mom to let you have a moment to yourself.

~Shanon

Jeannie B. said...

Lovely white dress and love the lilac!

Rhonda said...

What an absolute sweet gown, timeless, isn't it? Love your post, Mom are the best!

Thank you for stopping by, you made my evening.

Rowan said...

A little time to yourself makes a huge difference when yopu have young children doesn't it? The little nightdress is lovely, what a great find.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

a breath of fresh air...every time i visit here mon amie! ahh....so lovely. the lilacs, hung with the petite nightie, is so sweet. i love your chambre chair in the dining room.....serenely gorgeous...ALL of it! happy WW! ;)

It's me said...

Lovely dress...like the lilacs!!..love from me....xxx..

Sandi said...

What a precious nightgown and for only $2!! So dainty and gorgeous with the lilacs. Loving your crown also Susan!!
Blessings~

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Susan...that lil' nighty is so sweet and the lil' lilac sprig is the perfect pop of color! Happy WW to you!

victoriantailor said...

Sweet little nightie, especially the way you put the lilacs with it!

Heaven's Walk said...

Susan - your photo of the sweet nightgown with the lilac is just beautiful! I can just imagine how wonderful it smells!!! :)

xoxo laurie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Beautiful as always Susan! It was such a JOY to see you and Michelle at the White Event...the highlight of my weekend for sure! You both are such delights! Looking forward to our White Elephant jaunt soon. I'll be throwing you some May or June dates very soon.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

You've captured the beauty of both in such a simple yet stunning way.

Elyse said...

Sounds like you had a lovely afternoon shopping! Both the nightgown and crown are precious.

fraddiemoran said...

I would like to say thank you about this cool post. I impress by this amazing vintage style. You have done joyful work.

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