Monday, January 3, 2011

Thrift Store Gown

We made an impromptu stop at the Salvation Army in Coldwater, MI on the way home from Indiana last weekend. Couldn't pass up the big 50% off sign in the window. I got a couple cool things. One was this wedding gown, that and a gorgeous train were priced together at $12. The dress is made of an overlay of venice lace flowers, probably about 200-300. Even in our little town of Owosso, wedding gowns at the thrift store are $85-100 and rarely are included in the sales. I would be interested in them for the lace and fabric for crazy quilting....So I think this was a steal.
This train was sold with the dress, but I do not think they go together. It is almost 7ft. long and has loads of lace and satin. I thought the 3 satin roses at the top were worth the price of the train.


  1. WOW WOW WOW you sure got a deal for $12 - here at our ValuVillage bridal gowns start at $50 and I just can't afford that. Some day I'll hit on a find like this - AWESOME!!! You have enough lace and satin to last you years of CQing, that is if you don't resell it.

  2. That was a good buy, most want at least $25 and up. They were not clean either...
    Linda M in NM PS the snowflakes keep floating in my way!!smiles....