Friday, February 22, 2013

Flea Market Bridal finds....

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So, today I went off to our local Santa Cruz flea market. I walked and walked and found very little lace.... that is, until I turned the last corner heading towards my car. I found THREE WEDDING DRESSES! and they were only $10 each! They're not really, really old, nor vintage. But there are yards and yards of great laces, trims, and three different beautiful satins! (I'm probably going to include pieces of these in my next bundle giveaway!)

Here they are in the back of my car. I sure felt funny walking to my car carrying three huge wedding dresses.
 Just look at all the trims and lace!

 It was hard to take a scissors to them! And, then, the problem of where to store them in my little studio. Solved that by cutting large pieces of the satins and cutting off most of the trims and laces.
 I had to soak some of the trim from one of the hems.... SIX yard of it! But it came out clean and sweet.
It took a couple of hours to cut into these dresses, then wash some of the trims and iron the satins. But I'm feeling the love for these beauties!
Hugs to you dear friends!

23 comments:

  1. The satins and trims from the wedding dresses are absolutely beautiful. I would love to win some of it. I am new to this site and am just getting my stash started. Wow!

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  2. What beautiful laces and satins! Great find!

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  3. Oh you lucky girl, those trims and fabrics are gorgeous! I know how difficult it is to cut into dresses, I have a horror of cutting things up as well, but look at the fabulous stash you have ended up with. Great.

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  4. OMG what a wonderful lucky haul you found.The lace on the dresses are beautiful and for not being vintage.That is such a good idea for finding lace may I borrow your idea pleas.We have an Estate Sale near us and he has vintages gowns.Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Would you please pass the towel? I am seriously drooling here!!
    Wow! What a wonderful haul!

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  6. Great find, great prices! I'd love to be in the drawing for some of this treasure.

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  7. Great find, great prices! I'd love to be in the drawing for some of this treasure.

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  8. WoW Weeeeeeeeee! What a score! I'm so excited for you and know you will create beautiful pretties with all that lace and fabric.

    I finally met up with my friend and gave her the lace book I bought from you a month or so ago. She cried - absolutely loved it! I told her she had to bring it to my house everytime she visited so that I cold drool over it again.

    Have an beautiful weekend!

    Nicki Lee

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  9. Fabulous find! Good for you!

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  10. Fabulous find! Good for you!

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  11. I just stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed peeking at some of your work. As I was scrolling through some of it, I stumbled on your post that showed a picture of your St. Bernard and that did it! I HAVE to become a follower now in the hopes that I might catch more glimpses of that beautiful dog (a breed I have always wanted). Great score with the wedding dresses btw.

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  12. What a beautiful bouquet of fabrics and laces! That blush pink is my absolute favorite color so how lucky to find it in a wedding gown. Enjoy your treasures!

    Sherry in Little Rock

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  13. I meant to tell you that your last picture is just dreamy!

    Sherry in Little Rock

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  14. What a beautiful bouquet of fabrics and laces! That blush pink is my absolute favorite color so how lucky to find it in a wedding gown. Enjoy your treasures!

    Sherry in Little Rock

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  15. What a great find Chris, enjoy your beautfiful laces!

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  16. What wonderful "finds"! I am new to CQ and this makes me look at things in a different light. I can't wait for Spring to go to garage sales and see what I can find. To think of all the things I've passed up in the past :( :( :(!

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  17. What a cool find! Looks like a lot of stuff to make your prayer books. Have fun!

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  18. Congratulations on your score with the wedding dresses.

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  19. Is it the Luck of the Irish - such a wonderful find. I am starting a second scrappy CQ with a third in the thinking process for a memory CQ in browns, tans and a touch of light blues and pinks and lots of laces as i collect them. Your blog is a wonderment of suggestions and ideas. Thanks... SandyB

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  21. What a great find. I t is amazing how much material and lace you get from a gown. I bought one a couple of weeks ago but paid 20.00 and thought I had a deal.

    Hugs

    FredaB

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