Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Playing with the Mademoiselle

I mentioned in yesterday's post that it was a very windy day. Beautifully sunny  and warm but VERY windy. And of course that was the day I decided to take photos of the stunning antique garments I had found at the brocante a little while ago. I was going to wait until I had time to launder them but I I had other stuff to do, and decided, what the heck, I'll photograph them anyway. So there, lol.

DH had brought my Mademoiselle down from the bedroom so that I could dress her and take photos in the garden. The bedroom wasn't light enough. This is my sweet Mademoiselle -

She usually wears this sexy little antique hand stitched top -

And today, she got to wear this absolutely gorgeous antique 19th Century underskirt as well -

A sweet little monogram, on the front, just under the waistband -

The details are incredible. The whitework embroidery is amazingly fine -

If I was taller and slimmer, I would wear this in a heartbeat as a summer skirt, all summer long. And probably in the winter as well, with a snowy white jumper and boots. Alas, I am somewhat vertically challenged, lol, so after I have had plenty of time to adore, touch, fondle and ooh and aaahh over this piece, I might have to let it go.

I think I will save the other pieces for tomorrow. I'll just show you a teeny little taster bit -

I'll link this post to BLISSFUL WHITES WEDNESDAY over at Becky's TIMEWASHED blog once her post is up. Until then, toodlepip xxx


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your Mademoisele is dressed up so
pretty, dear Liz. Just adore her outfit.
Have a lovely day.

Maria said...

I can't for the life of me think of a nice way to pass a day..LOVE the outfit on your sweet mannequin here..She's the belle of any ball..With kindest twinkles ***
Maria x

suziqu's thread works said...

Such an elegant Mademoiselle even in her underwear! Such an amazing petticoat with all that pintucking - rows and rows of it with such gorgeous lace!
Sunshine can do an amazing job of laundering too!
Sending hugs dear Liz,

Elizabethd said...

Oh, the workmanship in those pleats and frills.....

Betsy said...

So gorgeous! Now you've done it, Daughter 4 told me that the other French Top I got from you was too "skank" to wear, but she only wore it with a white t-shirt underneath...now she will tell me she was right because you said it was "sexy"...oh, well....I already got her to wear it for the pictures, so I am happy!
LOVE these pieces as well, what an amazing skirt!
The tiny details on the pieces of clothing are so amazing to look at. Monograms are so detailed as well. I am thinking I want a picture with all of my sisters in these now! wouldn't that be a great vintage look, with the bed jackets, too, of course!

The embroidered skirt is so gorgeous....I just might have to was that for you!

Betsy said...

And I cannot wait until you post tomorrow!
More french pretties!

May said...

Gorgeous top & underskirt...the detail is so beautiful... I agree I would be wearing this 24/7 if I could (lol) What a fabulous find...Hugs May x x

Rhonda said...

I sighed and said, oh, how gorgeous. LIZ, the details on these pieces are amazing.

Beautiful photographs, I've enjoyed this post. xo Rhonda

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I do love the slip I had one similar once and gave it to a sister for safe keeping since II was moving and she sold it to an antique dealer for nothing , I was sooooo upset, the are very pricey to purchase if your find another one
My pictures are much better outside also