December 13, 2009

Christmas dresses - redux

Whispering secrets to my sister, Chantele....
(I have no idea where this photo was taken...)


In our 1970's era living room, my mom's frugality shows.
(I'm in the back, sans bangs.)

She added wide yellow ruffles to the bottoms of our dresses to compensate for our rapid growth...and we were able to wear them for one more year. Initially, the dresses had red ties at the back of the waist. She switched them out to yellow to match the ruffles.

8 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Sweet Christmas memories...

32˙North said...

You girls look so festive!

vicki archer said...

Love these snaps...to have sisters, what a dream come true, xv.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

You have the best photos, such treasured memories.

sosil said...

OK, everyone else is so nice....I say BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!! LOVE IT!!! Oh, to bring back the 70's!!!!

La Petite Gallery said...

Memories you shall share forever. Merry Christmas.

yvonne in Maine

M.Kate said...

These pictures reminded me of my 3 cousins - all girls/sisters. They always wore the same dresses..I never got to as I dont have a sister. My girls used to get dressed like this but as they grow into their teens, they refused to be dressed as such :)

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

I love the ruffles- did you feel like princesses when you put on these dresses? There's something about a long dress...