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Red Ruffles, From the Archives

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Red Ruffles, From the Archives

From the estate of a woman who had a whole slew of gorgeous house dresses! A 1930s cotton zip front day/house dress with red floral print and ruffled shoulders. Sold in 2010.     Shop cotton dresses on the website! 

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Solstice and the Summer Festival

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Summer festivals are in full swing! Dorothea's has culled a COLLECTION  of pretty ethereal frocks and accessories of the vintage variety for your festival wardrobe. Floral prints, gauzy textiles, lace trims and Renassaince styles including gowns like this amazing Gunne Sax from the 1970s....   A delicate 1930s embroidered bag     1920s sautoir     Party in vintage style this summer! 

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fleur

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Deep into yet another Polar Vortex here in Iowa with near 50 below zero wind chills! Winter always feels loooong in the Midwest and one of the things that makes it most tolerable is garden seed catalogs and planning for Spring Flowers. And adding bright floral prints to the website! Like this 1940s sequined scarf...       Another (more recently acquired) winter day pastime is Pinterest! Especially now that I've taken up baking. Cupcakes I can make but the decorating is a challenge. Hours spent ogling images and recipes on Pinterest I can easily manage….     There's something irresistable...

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