1950s plus size summer easter dress with peter pan collar and full skirt via va-voom vintage

1950s plus size summer easter dress with peter pan collar and full skirt wicker purse with lucite handle via va-voom vintage

After Easter morning at our house, we went to my grandma Marmar's house for a late lunch. Marmar lives in a classic 50's ranch house with much of the retro decor that she had ages ago. The kids loaded up on more chocolate than you could shake a stick at.

In the grand old tradition of holidays at Marmar's house, my little Rhyster Bunny had a sink bath after enjoying his chocolate treats. No mother of toddlers should ever wear white without some sort of protection.  I brought an apron along to avoid smears of melted chocolate all over my dress while I gave The Beast a good scrub down.

Mom made this gorgeous broken glass Jell-O, recipe from The Food Librarian, which is an amazing food blog!

Marmar has a beautiful garden and all of the flowers are starting to bloom. Tulips are among my favorite flowers.

And finally, my Easter dress! I made this dress using a vintage pattern. The skirt was originally an A-line but I really wanted to use this gorgeous dotted swiss fabric and have a floaty full skirt. I cut the skirt out twice and gathered it to fit the bodice. The sweetest detail is in the vintage bow-shaped buttons from Bumbershoot Supplies on etsy.

     Dress-handmade by me
            vintage straw hat- Brenda Sue's Warrenton, MO
red bird brooch- Broesj
50's cateye glasses-Dead Men's Spex
Various bakelite/lucite bracelets