My Grandma & A Little Secret

October 24, 2016 1 Comment

My Grandma & A Little Secret

Happy Monday! Let me start by saying thank you for all of the kind comments last week. I am truly grateful for your support!

I thought it would be fun to share a little more about myself and my love for children's clothing that goes WAY back. Yep, even further back than 1982 (remember, I said don't do the math, lol. You can read about that here). Anyway, my first true memory about loving children's clothing involves my grandma, Flora. Isn't that an awesome name? I never hear it anymore.

My grandma was a true southern lady. She always wore her jewelry, had her hair and make-up done, nails painted, and loved to talk to everyone (and I do mean TALK). We couldn't go anywhere without Grandma talking and talking and talking some more to the people we met--it did not matter if she knew them or not. She always had the time to have a friendly (and LONG) conversation.

(Side note--almost seems like a lost art, doesn't it? We're all so rushed these days. Where we're all going, I'm not sure. #weneedtolearnfromourgrandmas)

Here I am with my grandma. There's a lot I could say about this picture. Apparently, I was a student, lol. My hair--well, let's just say I could write an entire blog post on that haircut, right mom? #imstillbitter And if you look closely at my hand, you'll see I've accessorized nicely with rings. #girlygirl #always

For Christmas, when I was right about that age (6 or 7, I think), my grandma bought me a collection of newborn baby dresses for my doll. I...WAS...THRILLED. These weren't doll clothes, mind you. They were the real deal. True baby dresses with ruffles and smocking and bows. I don't think there was a happier girl on the planet that Christmas morning. What I would give to still have those dresses....#mydadthrowseverythingaway #notkidding #justaskmymomandsisters

When working on my Christmas collection this year, I thought back to my childhood and drew inspiration for some vintage-inspired pieces. This dress reminds me of the Christmas dress I wore when I was about 3 years old. I love how it incorporates both smocking and embroidery. And, I'm not sure there is anything sweeter or more classic than a little girl wearing white at Christmas. #lovelovelove

And then this smocked bubble was inspired by a vintage rocking horse ornament. Fun, right? I was so pleased with how the smocking plate turned out. Just what I envisioned!

If you've made it this far, thank you for reading! I think you deserve a piece of chocolate or something. How about a little secret instead? #notasgoodaschocolate #iknow #andimsorry

See that smocked rocking horse bubble? A matching smocked bishop is coming! It wasn't part of my original Christmas Collection, but when customer requests starting pouring in, I made a last minute decision to add it. Look for it to make it's debut in early November. When it hits the website, it will be in stock and ready to go! #yourethefirsttoknow

I hope you'll join me back here next Monday. In the meantime, do you have a favorite Dressie Jessie Smocking Christmas piece? I'd LOVE it if you'd leave a comment and let me know. Or, comment if there's something different you'd like to see in the future. I'm all ears!





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October 24, 2016

Grandma loved dolls, too! She handmade clothes for my dolls, including a real mink coat & hat! And, we’ll try to forget that haircut :) Your hair grew out beautifully! It’s hard to pick a favorite since I love them ALL, but maybe Give Thanks and Joy!

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