Vintage christening dresses

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As a follow-up to Sunday evening’s post about the wall-hook rack that I painted, I thought I would just share a few pictures of the sweet little christening dresses that now hang from the hooks.

Christening dresses | Vintage Floral Cottage

I will need to look for some photographic evidence to confirm, but I believe that this would have been my own christening gown. (My older sister was born premature and it would have been way too big for her.) I think that the little piece on the right may actually be a slip, worn under the piece on the left, because it is sleeveless.

A few photos showing some of the details…


Christening dresses | Vintage Floral Cottage

Christening dresses | Vintage Floral Cottage

Christening dresses | Vintage Floral Cottage

I purchased these darling little hangers just for these dresses – hand-made embellishments on baby-sized plastic hangers. Very sweet!

Christening dresses | Vintage Floral Cottage



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12 Responses to Vintage christening dresses

  1. Janet G. says:

    Thank you all for visiting and commenting! Someone asked about the hangers – I can’t remember where I bought them, isn’t that awful?? It was just a month or so ago, too! Gads… it had to have been either a flea market or craft mall… they are little child-size plastic hangers and someone made the sweet little covers for them to make them padded. I thought they were very inexpensive at a dollar each, considering the handmade covers.

  2. Anna says:

    These are so gorgeous. I just love them. I can’t remember if we have mine, I’ll have to dig out “the baby box” soon. Great post.

  3. Sarah says:

    Beautiful treasures!

    HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE ThUrSdAy!


  4. So tiny and so sweet! And all those pintucks! (hard to sew!)

  5. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful heirloom!

  6. LaVoice says:

    Those are darling little dresses. You have kept them very well and they are true treasures to hand down.

  7. Sally says:

    So very precious!

    Happy VTT,

  8. Debbie says:

    Love your gown. I showed one a while back that I made out of my wedding dress for our granddaughters. Have a blessed week. Debbie

  9. postcardy says:

    Cute dress. I wish I had mine.

  10. coloradolady says:

    These are so sweet, I love them, and they look very well taken care of and preserved. Happy VTT!

  11. Debbie says:

    Hello Janet,

    Nice to meet you! Oh my I just love this little dress. I think you are right about the sleeveless piece being a little slip for under the dress. I have several of these darling little dresses, and I love displaying them on the wall too. May I ask where you found the sweet hangers? I am on the looking out for some. I have a vintage wooden one that is tiny, and I plan on painting it. Come by for a visit sometime!


  12. LOVELY!! What wonderful treasures to display on your pretty hooks 🙂


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