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Something Vintage, Something Blue

Don't you love that feeling that you get when you walk into 
a thrift store and find a little gem waiting for you?

You know the feeling.
When you pick something up and start saying
'oh my goshhhh'
under your breath as you admire it's perfection

This vintage dress was mixed in with about a dozen others 
but that pretty peacock blue and vintage material caught my eye.

Made of a chiffon that is crepe paper thin

The front is simple in design
and it's sleeves are able to be removed to be worn as an even more simple 
Summer dress.

But it has a lot of gorgeousness going on in the back 
with a bow and long train 

So pretty and that color
 just adore it and love the color with the roses and Alstroemeria from last week 
It's absolutely perfect for displaying or using as a photo prop or background.

I also found this little vintage millinery veil and tulle head band in my thrifting adventures

Simple tulle decorated with flowers at the top and with 4 strands of flowers draping down the veil.
The tulle headband looks a little like a poof really but it's charming

All three of these finds together were under $15 and the dress 
was just $3.25 on a half price sale.

Yep, it was a good thrifting day.

I also wanted to share some exciting fun stuff going on with 

A fantastic contest called 

'Show Us Your Happy' 

There will be (3) $250 prizes awarded each week during the contest.
One for Instagram~ One for Twitter and One for Facebook
and there are blogger judges each week as well!!

That's a total of $750 in gift card prizes

Here's how to enter~

This week~ the theme is Bright Finds

Share your brightest and best finds!!

May 12~  Unexpected Finds~
 something you have used in a less than traditional way

May 20th~ 
My week to be the judge ;) 
and the theme is Decked Out finds~ All about outdoor treasures!

May 27th~ 
the theme is Entertaining Finds~ dinner party picks, table settings, etc.

Take a photo of your HomeGoods happy item and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeGoodshappy

Share your photo on Twitter~ using the hashtag #HomeGoodshappy
 Share your photo on HomeGoods Facebook wall
using the #HomeGoodshappy

That's it!!
Good luck!

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  1. the color is pure awesome. love your styling and enthusiasm for vintage.



  2. I think your finds are breathtaking. I had to keep going back for another look,the colour is amazing. x

  3. I absolutely adore the roses!!! Lovely colur combination...truly breath taking!!

  4. Dearest Courtney,
    Loving your Blog, you are a true INSPIRATION!!!!
    Ania @

  5. Gorgeous photo of such wonderful finds Courtney!!! I'm excited to join the contest too because I know exactly what you mean when you find something truly worth treasuring at the thrift store - you fell like 'its meant to be'! have a nice day!

  6. Gorgeous dress, i love soft airy chiffon...


  7. Tturquoise, my color! And in my favourite shade :-) you're a lucky one ;-)

  8. that dress! The color is wonderful. Wish we had a Homegoods here. Word is we are getting one soon.

  9. Oh my...that dress is so exquisitely romantic...I can just imagine the person who owned the dress feeling so very beautiful in it...I always wonder what memorable event occurred when that person wore the dress...a grand ball, a wedding...Wonderful find Courtney.

  10. ROMANTIC ---PERFECTION ...........LOVE

  11. That dress is beautiful, Courtney. What a find! It looks like it stepped right out of a Turner Classic Movie.

  12. Stunning color and just beautiful veil-good score day!

  13. What an incredibly elegant dress! Beautiful find! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  14. What a find, Courtney! Just gorgeous.

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life