Feed Sack at the Festival


1950s plus size dress and red straw tilt hat via Va-Voom Vintage

It's been scorching hot in St. Louis this past week, keeping the kids and I in the house most of the time. On Sunday, we got a break in the weather and were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful day. We went to a festival in Tower Grove Park in St Louis. My mom vends at several area festivals every summer.
 Here's her booth set-up with lots of new merchandise for her art

You can see more of my momma's fantasy and fairy art on her website or at her etsy shop

Grandma Mickie and Lulu
Since it was still a bit warm outside, I wore my nice, cool feed sack dress and matching red, straw hat. I adore this hat but haven't had a chance to wear it till now. I got lots of compliments and even had a few people stop to take my picture, which I always get a kick out of.
1950s plus size dress and red straw tilt hat via Va-Voom Vintage

I also got to bust out my awesome carved fish shoes, which were a gift from Pj on our honeymoon in St. Augustine, Florida.
1950s plus size dress and red straw tilt hat via Va-Voom Vintage

In other news, I am -totally- getting into the groove of being a mommy of two! The kids have regular nap schedules now so I've been able to sew and keep up on housework again. I hope to get back to blogging more this week!  Rhys has gained just over 3 pounds in 8 weeks, can you believe it? He's such a big boy!! Here he is with his daddy...

feed sack dress: ebay
vintage straw hat from Stix Baer and Fuller: antique shop
red snood: Designs By Kate
cream belt: thrifted
vintage red enamel earrings: antique mall
carved fish shoes:Blue Moon Boutique St Augustine, FL


  1. I Love that dress, such a pretty color on you.
    It looks like your Mom made some pendants are they glass or plastic, either way if she has the mommy fairy I think I want one!

  2. Your dress is absolutely beautiful! Love the hat too.

  3. Oh fantastic! Your mom's art is spectacular! I love fantasy art especially nature themed stuff! I would have bought a couple things from her stall had I been there!

    You look stunning! xxx

  4. Nel, my step dad presses all of her merchandise on a dye sublimation press, which gets -really- hot so they're probably glass. They're nice and heavy! If she doesn't have the one you want in her etsy shop, you can send her a convo and they'll make one especially for you! I can bring it over to you so you don't have to worry with shipping :)

  5. Look at you pretty lady! I love the photos in the tree, how sweet. I really love the combo of your dress and hat. I bet you got a lot of good comments that day. So very pretty!

  6. Oh! You look amazing !

  7. You look so beautiful! And congrats on the nap time match-up, I wish the kids I babysit weren't too old for that wonderful hour of peace.

  8. Awww you look so cute hanging out in the tree! :-)

    Old feedsack fabric is the best....I just love all the novelty prints.


  9. Lovely outfit! Your little boy is very cute :))

  10. You look like a vintage movie star! :)

  11. You are so pretty! I just love your outfit and I really hope that you might show us the hair do you are sporting under that fantastic hat. I always want to wear hats, but I never know what to do with my hair.

  12. I love the hat! And the whole of you look very pretty indeed!

  13. I love those shoes! The detailing is just amazing! :o

  14. lOOKING gloooooooooooorious!! Hat and snood combo is a winner!


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