here's a quick peak at my god-daughter amelia's christmas gift this year - a vintage french schoolgirl-inspired outfit complete with dress, hat, coat, satchel and plush madeline doll.
can you believe i scored these amazing finds at an estate sale this summer up in detroit? the sale was the biggest i'd ever seen featuring vintage children's items with a ton of 60's and 70's vintage girls' clothing, toys, and decor. the most bizarre thing is that these items weren't together and i didn't even realize i had all the pieces for the ensemble until i got home. the satchel was pointed out by a friend in the basement and the coat i found near it inside a paper bag, all rolled up and dusty. the hat i found in a second bedroom upstairs, also super dusty and buried under a pile of stuff. i love vintage hats, so i bought it for myself and didn't realize until i had gotten home that it was a tiny child's hat complete with ribbons and way too small for my big head. the madeline plush i rescued from a pile of old toys and the dress from a random closet with a million things scattered about.
i'm pretty sure amelia doesn't read my blog yet since she's not even 3, so i don't think it's going to spoil the surprise if i share these pics before i wrap everything up and send it off. plus, i already sent pics to her mama the second i pieced the ensemble together months ago so she knows it's coming. i can't wait to see pics of amelia in her little french schoolgirl inspired outfit!! it's going to be a couple of years until she can fit into it but i'm sure the wait will be well worth it!
☆ c. emilia ☆