Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vintage christening dresses

As a follow-up to Sunday evening's post about the wall-hook rack that I painted, I thought I would just share a few pictures of the sweet little christening dresses that now hang from the hooks.

I will need to look for some photographic evidence to confirm, but I believe that this would have been my own christening gown. (My older sister was born premature and it would have been way too big for her.) I think that the little piece on the right may actually be a slip, worn under the piece on the left, because it is sleeveless.

A few photos showing some of the details...

I purchased these darling little hangers just for these dresses - hand-made embellishments on baby-sized plastic hangers. Very sweet!

More soon!


  1. LOVELY!! What wonderful treasures to display on your pretty hooks :)


  2. Hello Janet,

    Nice to meet you! Oh my I just love this little dress. I think you are right about the sleeveless piece being a little slip for under the dress. I have several of these darling little dresses, and I love displaying them on the wall too. May I ask where you found the sweet hangers? I am on the looking out for some. I have a vintage wooden one that is tiny, and I plan on painting it. Come by for a visit sometime!


  3. Those are darling little dresses. You have kept them very well and they are true treasures to hand down.

  4. These are so sweet, I love them, and they look very well taken care of and preserved. Happy VTT!

  5. Love your gown. I showed one a while back that I made out of my wedding dress for our granddaughters. Have a blessed week. Debbie

  6. So very precious!

    Happy VTT,

  7. So tiny and so sweet! And all those pintucks! (hard to sew!)

  8. Beautiful treasures!

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE ThUrSdAy!


  9. These are so gorgeous. I just love them. I can't remember if we have mine, I'll have to dig out "the baby box" soon. Great post.

  10. Thank you all for visiting and commenting! Someone asked about the hangers - I can't remember where I bought them, isn't that awful?? It was just a month or so ago, too! Gads... it had to have been either a flea market or craft mall... they are little child-size plastic hangers and someone made the sweet little covers for them to make them padded. I thought they were very inexpensive at a dollar each, considering the handmade covers.


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