Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Giveaway


Being a mom of five girls I have become a collector of dresses. Most of these dresses
were given to our family as gifts or seconds. It's been such a blessing and very enjoyable to see my girls dressed up for church or just for fun. We have all seasons and all sizes from newborn to now size 14.

But I admit that I have been a little sentimental knowing that there will no more little girls coming to dress up. I've slowly been weeding through the smaller clothes donating them here and there or saving the ones with special memories. But then there are others that are just too precious and valuable to donate to Goodwill or the garage sale.

Knowing that dresses are getting harder to come by these days and that often the cost is unreasonable, I want to pass these sweet dresses on to you.

So if your in the market for 4 winter dresses (Old Navy black velvet Jumper with red flowers, Old Navy corduroy button down with yellow and light blue flowers, Gap light purple with pastel flower print, Little Moments velvety dark purple with pink flowers ) for your little size 2/3 princess sign in here.



I will randomly pick a winner on Saturday Nov. 3rd. Please leave a comment and tell me about your favorite dress that you wore as a little girl. If you don't have a blog please sign up anyway. I'll contact you via email. This giveaway is open to US only.

My favorite dress was a floor length pink number with pleats all the way to the ground. My grandpa (quiet farmer type) bought it for my first piano recital at a children's specialty store. It came in a big box wrapped in a ribbon and tissue paper. I never felt so confident and pretty. I hadn't seen it for years until my parents gave it to me for Mother's Day a few years ago.

111 comments:

Mich said...

Am I really first? I have a little girl who would love these!!!

Mich said...

Oh! And my favorite dress? Had to be my pink flower girl dress that my grandma made--floor length, very 70s, but I loved that dress!

james, leigh, and glory said...

oh these are too cute! My mom made me a t-shirt dress from an over-sized t-shirt...she made it for spirit day and since we were the INDIANS she fringed the ends and put beads on them....I LOVED THAT DRESS!

mavis said...

i have two boys and hoping for a girl this march. we could do with some dresses.

Elizabeth F. said...

My Girlfriend could really use these dresses. Enter me please!!

Sarah said...

They'd fit next year...I had to enter anyways b/c we have the same verse on our blogs!

Meleah the Mommy said...

I have a little girl who would grow into these oh so nicely. Actually, I have twins, but the other baby is a boy, so I need all the clothes I can get. Thanks for passing these along.

Stephanie said...

Yay! I have 2 girls and am in need of some dressess!!! This would be a great addition to us!

Christa @ No End in Site said...

I have a baby girl and am expecting again. Count me in!

Tabitha said...

My grandmother made a blue and white horizontal t-shirt dress for me when I was about 9-10 years old. I loved how special and beautiful I felt when I put it on.

Julie said...

I have a little girl with one on the way. My favorite dress was a lavender one that my grandma made for me.

Kristin said...

My favorite dress was a pink floor length dress I wore to a wedding. It's hanging in my big girl's closet now.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

favorite dress: hmmm.... I don't honestly recall. I was such a tomboy then. I hated wearing dresses. Now, it's all I do wear. Well that and skirts.

Shauna said...

These are so cute! I have no idea what my favorite dress was. Another tomboy here.

Lesha said...

I have a cousin who could use these. :)

Amanda said...

my little girl is turning two. She NEEDS winter dresses!!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I have 3 little girls and these would be perfect for my youngest! My favorite dress was a pink sundress with a full skirt - perfect for twirling! :)

Kena said...

I have two little girls and these would fit them both.

Stacey said...

Youth pastor, two daughters, they'll LOVE them! I'm in. Thanks.

Emily said...

little girls in dresses what could be sweeter. Count me in please.

Summer in FL said...

I've got two little girls -- one is 2 and one is 10 months. These would be perfect for my 2 year old right now and her sister next year.

Pickel said...

I have a feeling I am having a girl. :)

Heather said...

I have a two year old girl who would love more dresses

elisachica@hotmail.com

Courtney said...

i'd love these!

CrystalGB said...

These would be great for my 2 year old neice.

The Baker Family said...

These are cute! My favorite dress was a little white and blue sailor dress that my grandmother bought for me. I loved that dress.

Sarah said...

These are adorable...and I would sure use them!

My favorite dress when I was little was one my mom made me. It looked like one Laura Ingals wore(with the white apron). I loved wearing it...all the time!

Thanks for this great prize!

Earthmama said...

I had a dress I dressed up in as a little Pionner girl with an apron. I loved to make believe in that dress. I would love to win this for my youngest. I love to put her in dresses most of them time!

thesmithclan@stny.rr.com
http://quietquandaries.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

I had a beautiful white Easter dress one year with a chiffon skirt and a string of pearls sewn on as a necklace. That was the best dress! I'd love to win these for my daughter.

JL said...

I still have it somewhere. A tiny white sun dress with a smocked bodice and tiny embroidered flowers all over it - the kind of flowers where the center of the flower is a 'hole' in the dress. One day I hope to wear it on my own daughter...if I can find it again!

Acorn Designs said...

I would love to have these for my granddaughter

Alaina said...

I don't have a daughter...yet. :) But I just want to share my favorite dress - my mom made me a miniature bridal gown and veil. It was any little girls' dream dress! I loved it! Anyway, pass the dresses on to someone with girls - I just had to share. :)

mommyof8blessings said...

My little one could really use these. Please enter me too!!
My favorite dress was a long pink one I wore in wedding when I was 8.
denise@hattrickpress.com

Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

Oh! We just got fancy schmancy shoes yesterday! I would love these dresses to go with them! (My toddler only has three winter dresses - not nearly enough in her opinion).

Chel said...

I have boys and was blessed with a baby girl... I would love to add some dresses to her collection!

Kathleen Marie said...

How adorable! Perfect dresses for my angel of a grandbaby! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for entering me and many blessings! ^-^

greg&sarina said...

my favorite dress was a red and white one with a hoop skirt that I wore as a flower girl in a wedding and then continued to wear - for dress up time and around the house - until it barely fit.
Please enter me!!
Thanks!

Thea said...

I remember the dress I wore for pictures when I was about 3. It was 3 checked and SOOO soft. I loved it.

SAHMmy Says said...

My favorite dress was a red Christmas dress I wore when I was 5 (my little sis wore a matching one too!) The fantastic thing about the dress was the full slip that went underneath...it was made of a silky material and it floated like a Can Can dancer's dress when I spun around! My niece wore my sister's dress last Christmas, and I can't wait for my daughter to be big enough to wear mine! Count me in!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Enter me please! I don't know that I have a favorite dress from childhood - I have a photo of a black velvet one that was very cute.

sweetanlo said...

these are so cute, my little sister would look adorable! My favorite dress was a velvety purple one I wore for christmas my cousin had a matching dress.
sweetanlo92292@yahoo.com

FENICLE said...

AWESOME!! Thanks for entering me.

info@fenicle.com
http://www.fenicle.com

Come Visit My GIVEAWAY!

amy said...

My favorite dress was a black and white checked frock with a white panel on the bodice that had little red-haired dancers handstitched on it. It was given to me when I was maybe 3 by my mother's boss (she managed his vacation resort and we all grew up there). He was very fond of me and my strawberry blonde hair. I wonder where that dress is now.

Angela said...

I know just who could use these!

Jodi said...

Awww so sweet! Please enter me!

My favorite dress would have to have been one that my Mom made for me with a pansy print!
jodi at hilltop dot net

Capturing Today said...

I had several little dresses that my Nannie hand made for me - one was complete with a matching cape, hat and hand muff!

Jennifer P said...

My Gram made lots of wonderful dresses for us. One I particularly remember had a dropped waist and what looked like lots of little paint speckles!

Rohal Call said...

Fun! My daughter would look beautiful in these....of course she is beautiful in anything. :) Thanks!

Phyllis Sommer said...

i had these hand-knit dresses in teal and purple...with matching knee socks. ooh i loved them

AshleyR said...

Count me in Please!!

Linda SS said...

I loved my white 1st communion dress...I remember feeling just like a beautiful bride in it. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the little dresses as my little granddaughter wears this size.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

ooooh how sweet! I would love to win them.

Linda

Alice said...

They would be lovely on my little girls.

alicegchandler@earthlink.net

Rebecca said...

My little girl wouldn't fit these but my little sister would. So cute!

When I was about 7 {I think} I had this pretty yellow dress that I LOVED to twirl in. Looking back on photos I saw it didn't twirl as much as I thought it did but I just loved it. It wasn't fancy, just a simple summer dress but it was my favorite. Gosh I hadn't thought of that dress in years. Thanks!

The Mommy Years said...

My best friend's daughter could use these & best friend would greatly appreciate the clothing help.

my favorite dress ~ I took my Christmas dress pick very seriously & Mom got me a white dress with little red roses on it one year that was beautiful. I tried to wear it every Sunday for 6 months!

and then I had my prom dress
and my wedding dress ...

Name: Jenni said...

I have 3 girls and my middle one LOVES to wear dresses! She could use some winter ones!

My favorite dress was my flower girl dress worn for my aunts wedding

budandjenni@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Enter me please!

Amy said...

I had a floral dress that made me feel like Laura Ingles...I loved it...I even had a bonnet to go with it....god love the 70s! Oh- and I have a two year old girl that is in need of some new dresses for the winter!

Tamara said...

My favorite dress was actually a sweater skirt combo. A brownish burgandy sweater and the skirt had a cream background with a calico type floral matching the sweater. I felt so pretty and girly wearing it!

Thanks for offering these! With 5 girls in the family, lots gets passed down but by the time it will get to my younger two...well, they really could use some "newer" dresses!

mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

Christine said...

My favorite dress as a little girl was my First Communion Dress. It was fluffy, white, lacy, and even had a bell in it somewhere so it made noise while you walked. Please enter me too. Thanks

Jason and Caryn said...

My BF has 3 girls who would love this! My fav dress as a little girl was a pooh dress

Marie said...

I could use these for my daughter, we just moved to a place that actually has WINTER, LOL.

My favorite dress as a little girl was ivory, with brown puffed sleeves and flowers embroidered on the bodice.

Katie B said...

My neighbor gave me a hot pink dress with a ruffled skirt. It was a dress made for twirling in (and, it turns out, square dancing). Nice giveaway, thanks!

katie at dekabyte dot com

~Rhen said...

Count me in please! All of my girls have worn the same yellow and blue flower dress. It spins out so well!

Seis said...

I would love these for my niece.

Becca said...

My 2yo daughter needs winter dresses ....how convenient! =) Please count me in. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

My 2 year old would love these! thanks for the giveaway! barryjoyfulmom@gmail.com

6ofGodschildren said...

How precious!! Count me in!!

Debby
all_for_christ_6 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Audra said...

Okay, how sad is it that I can't remember any dresses? :(

Wait - I do remember lol. It was cream on top and had some sort of pattern from the waist down. It was a really silky material and i loved it. :)

I'd love these for my little girl. :)

Thanks for the chance to win.

Audra
writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

Hollene said...

I also have 5 daughters! And the youngest one would be just precious in these this winter.
My mom made me a special dress for my eighth grade graduation. It was white, with a high collar and ruffles down both sides of the bodice. I wore a lavender ribbon around my neck, and lavender hose!

Alyson, Brett & Girls said...

My youngest would be honored to wear these. So cute!

daisyaday said...

Boy, I could spoil my sweet grandbaby with these! I'd love to win.

heather h said...

Yes, I'm in the market! Loving these cutie-pie dresses and clamoring for them. I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

A fall apple dress was my fave!
enter me please! ( :
Thanks,
Mandi
onecrazymom4littlemonkeys@yahoo.com

holly K said...

My favorite dress was pink with big sleeves that were like wings. I always felt so pretty in it. I love dresses and thay are hard to find without being ourageously priced!

Laane said...

My favorite dress was a blue one with white ribbons, made by my gram.

What a great give-away.
I would love to win.
Thanks!

You can find contact with me through the contactform at the right top of my site, called: "contactform".

Feel welcome to enter my give-away!

Meldrims said...

My favorite dress was made by my mom - it had hearts and she made me matching hairbows too! I would love to add these to my adoption box!

nor_lou said...

My favorite dress was pink and billowy (no waist) with peter pan collar with peter rabit eating a carrot on the collar. I remember wearing it for pictures in kidnergarden.

My daughter is four and only wears dresses so theye would be great!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Please count me in. Great giveaway!

Once Upon a Dream... said...

I would love to win these for my little girl! My favorite dress would have to have been a blue/white checkered dress my Granny made me. I'll have to dig up a pic of it sometime and post about it. lol Please count me in. Thanx! Email is in my profile!

Veronica Mitchell said...

Sign me up.

Phyllis said...

These dresses are darling! After my three boys, dressing my surprise little girl up is such a treat!

My favorite dress as a child was when I was selected for the 'Jr. Homecoming Court' at the college where my dad served on the faculty.

It was cream colored satin top/bodice with a long dark green velvet skirt. My mother probably still has it. =)

heather said...

i loved a flannel (yikes) pink dress with grey squares on it that my mom made. :)

i'd love to win these beautiful dresses

Shelly said...

I would love this!
bwyramon@yahoo.com

My favorite dresses were the ones with the bells attached.

Jessie said...

Awww, my favorite dress was actually pretty awful looking and my G-Grandma kept it and gave it to me when I was older too. It was my First Communion dress but we didn't have the money to buy a fancy one so it is - well sentimental. My daughter would fit perfectly and love the dresses that you are offering. Thank you!

Bouquet of Daisies said...

I was a total tomboy who HATED dresses! However, I did have a dress that my mom made for me to wear to the 8th grade prom (whose brilliant idea was an 8th grade prom??!!) that I was quite proud of at the time. It was floor length with lots of lace and a floral print cotton fabric.

angelaandconnor@gmail.com said...

I had a white dress with black trim all down the bottom. The top was just strappy and the bottom was a full skirt.. I still drool over dresses like that in the stores but unfortuantly they no longer fit my body type *sob* but man did I love that dress :)

Michelle B. said...

Please enter me in your contest
srkb@juno.com

My favorite dress was red velvet on top with white satin/tulle with red velvet flowers. My Daddy bough it himself just for me. THat was my favorite dress

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this.
Theresa N
weceno@aol.com

Sue said...

My favorite dress was one that my Mom made for me and a matching one for my sister.

Anne said...

I had a white dress with little red hearts on it! :)

sarah said...

My favorite dress was a blue and white checked dress that had those crinkly pleats on it and it had apples, until one day I forgot I put a crayon in the pocket from school and my mom washed it and dryed it in the dryer. I cried a lot over that dress.

seekinghim@gmail.com

Cherie J said...

Would love these for my daughter. My favorite was a burgundy velvet floor length gown with gold trim. I wore it for a wedding and thought I looked like a princess in it. Thank you for the contest!

cherierjatyahoo.com

Anna said...

Please count me in! anna_jean@juno.com

SOAP said...

My favorite dress was a green dress with flowers that my grandma made me...she made ones for all her granddaughters, so we all matched, it made me feel really special!

Melissa said...

These are really cute dresses!

My favorite dress was a pink dress with black hearts.

missalewis@comcast.net

Rain said...

I would love these pretty little dresses for my pretty little girl.
My favorite dress was a dress my mom made for me that had giraffes all over it!
Rain

Dina said...

I have 2 girls who would share these - thanks!!

my favorite dress was a floor length choir dress. I wore that thing all the time. It was royal blue and had a ruffled neckline.

dcab_67@yahoo.com

Amy A said...

Thanks for a chance to win.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

pinkjagxj said...

Please enter me. My grand daughter would love these dresses.

NerdMom said...

My favorite dress was a yellow dress with flowers on it. My mom made it for me to wear at her 3rd wedding.

Melissa E. said...

These would be PERFECT for my little girl!

Lily Pad Mom said...

My favorite dress was a gift from my mom's friend. It was a short-sleeved, long white dress with a purple flower pattern on it and lots of lace. I always felt like such a princess in it. My mom has it put away for my daughter when she is older.

Just Me said...

My Pretty Pink Princess needs dresses. Count me in.

Kelly said...

My little girl LOVES dresses! I really can't remember a favorite dress from when I was a girl (there were mostly boys in my neighborhood-dresses didn't work so well when climbing trees!) I do love the Christmas dress I have for my little girl this year though. Can't wait to see her in it!

Kim said...

Mine was a white dress with brown calico flowers on it. My cousin had the same dress. We loved to wear them together.
Kim

http://prayingfortheprecious.blogspot.com/

The Saunders Family said...

my mom made my sister and i matching dressing, I loved mine!

volpecircus said...

if i'm not too late i'd love to be entered to win these for my littlest munchkin. my favorite dress as a girl was the one i wore for my first day of kindergarten. it was blue and white checked on the bottom and had a big bugs bunny head for the bodice. his ears were the straps that went over your shoulders.

Vanessa Lynn said...

me 2 please

missvanessalynn16@yahoo.com

thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have two girls! Love to dress 'em up! lovemylittlefamily at yahoo dot com

mom in the know said...

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