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Monday, March 11, 2013

Penelope goes to the Ball

Penelope (she's named after is wearing her newest spring frock and she''s going to the ball at The Polka Dot Closet.    I got her new suit at the auction this past Saturday.   I'm not sure about the history of it ,but the seller told me that it was from the late 1800's and that it was a guard uniform for the Odd Fellows or  Rebekahs.  I would love to hear from anyone that knows something about the history of this beautiful garment!

It has lots of bling on it...

this is the trim around the bottom...

and it is black velvet...

It came on a very nice hanger that is stamped Regent...
The hat is so cute...

inside the hat it says    Guard...MC Lilley Co ...Ohio

the dress is marked the same as the hat.

I think Penelope looks "marvelous" in her new much did pay for it???

$7.00....I still have more treasures that I bought at the back soon!

Be sure to visit the Polka Dot Closet to see all the gorgeous dressforms....



  1. Penny,
    Guess what happened to me this morning?? Both my blogs disappeared from sight!! I almost had a heart attack. But I got it fixed and now they are back!! I remember when your blog disappeared.....

    Penelope looks divine and will be a hit at the Ball. What a beautiful and interesting dress!!$7.00 was a steal!!


  2. $7.00!!! That is just amazing. I can't wait to see what else you found.

  3. Oh- Look how beautiful Penelope looks. Wow! She is gorgeous! What an amazing outfit, Penny! xo Diana

  4. $7...What! The hanger is worth that! What a find, her beautiful frock! She is having a glorious time here at the ball and I am so glad you let her join us!!! I promise to return her safe and sound!


  5. What a beautiful dress, Penelope looks gorgeous!

  6. Penelope is looking so proud in her pretty frock. She sure knows how to shop for a bargain. I hope she's enjoying herself:-)

  7. Oh my word! Seven dollars?!!.. Well, what a find and a treasure THIS is!! Penelope looks wonderful in her new outfit; and it's very nice to meet you, Penny, via The Dress Form Ball today! ~tina

  8. O Penny, your little namesake is just precious and so lucky to be wearing such a treasure. When they interview her and ask: "who are you wearing?"She can say I got it on with some odd fellow..Happy Monday..Judy

  9. Hi Penny, Your girl is gorgeous. She will be the belle of the Ball in her lovely gown. What a treasure. Have fun.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  10. what an interestign dress, sounds like there's some interesting History that goes with it as well,she looks fabulous in it!

  11. Really? Penelope is looking very vintage and lovely. Such a treasured find you acquired. Ready for dancing the night away.

  12. Penelope looks fabulous!! Love your find of a dress. That is really vintage and elegant. Coming over from the ball.


  13. What fun, seeing all the lovely dress forms.Yours is no exception.
    That dress...amazing!

  14. Penelope is so pretty! I can't believe you got that dress for $7.00!

  15. SEVEN DOLLARS! Yes, I am screaming - you are the master at finding vintage textiles at tremendously inexpensive prices. Love Penelope's new look.

  16. Oh, wow! What an outfit for a song! Thank you for showing us. ; )

  17. Well isn't Penelope the BELLE of the BALL!!!! : ) hugs...


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