Thursday, August 11, 2011

Princess: Meet Paperdoll

This weekend, the princess is making a quick visit home. We won't see much of our daughter, as she and some friends are coming for a music festival. But, we're excited we'll have her here for a while and look forward to being a youth hostel to five twenty-somethings.

Molly and I will get a small slice of personal time together, though. She's promised I can take her to a wonderful little local shop: Paperdoll Vintage Boutique. Kelsey, the proprietor, is a young woman with a vintage vision, who, like Molly and me, has a love affair with vintage clothing, accessories and housewares. She hand picks every item in her sweet boutique and artfully stages the inventory of clothing, shoes, purses and small housewares. On a recent visit, I fell in love with a sassy green dress (not my size) and a vibrant Flower Power swimsuit (too bad I don't wear swimsuits). I could have walked away with nearly anything in that store and been a happy camper!

I'm so looking forward to introducing Molly to Kelsey. Molly practically grew up a vintage girl. She's been drawn to vintage clothes since she was in middle school. Today, she collects vintage owls, egg plates, state plates and still loves vintage clothes.

Here's Molly, 12 years ago, in her prom dress--a vintage beauty made of satin and netting. The satin underskirt is a rusty peach color, topped by a soft green net skirt. The cropped satin jacket is especially pretty.

I just know we're going to have a great time at Paperdoll. After all, when you have vintage in your veins, nothing could be more fun than to shop and share with others who understand you.

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