My sweet little 50′s girl! Thank you Abode!

Ok…look at that face! Is she not the most mischievous looking little girl you’ve ever laid eyes on!? This here is my youngest and she is exactly what you think…a whole lot of fun, spunk, laughs and personality! Remember her run in with my flour… She actually never sits still long enough to take her picture so I count these latest shots as one’s to treasure!
And to make it even better I found the most adorable Vintage dress in perfect condition at my favorite consignment shop in Salt Lake called Abode.
I was dying when I saw it and had to buy it and boy am I glad I did! It fits Charlies’ sweet and sassy personality to a T! 


My sweet little 50′s girl! Decked out in her red plaid ready to rule the world! All she’s missing is her text books wrapped in a belt and an apple for the teacher. Charlotte is her given name but we never call her Charlotte! From the very beginning we’ve always called her Charlie! It’s the prefect name for this larger then life little ray of sunshine! She’s a Charlie through and through and even a  Chuck on some days! I’m the luckiest mom on planet earth becasue she’s mine! Even if she’s all sorts of trouble,
I love this little chicken nugget!



The last thing this new outfit needed was the perfect accessory! Have no fear! Momma’s got this under control! Time to whip up a simple
Mary Jane Bow!


Boiled Wool (felt), really good wool, make’s for the best bow! Heather Bailey Wool is my all time fave and you can buy it locally at Material Girls Quilt Shop! I have a stash in endless colors in my craft room! Red was a given in this case! This strip is 12″ x 1″




A few simple folds later you’ll have the basic construction. The second photo is a side view so you
can get an idea of how I folded it.


Add tiny dabs of hot glue in between each fold to secure this shape.




You’ll add the center band by cutting a small strip of wool and wrapping it around the center being sure to secure it with hot glue on the back! If you pinch the center when you do this you can create a pucker! Trim the ends.


Lastly glue on a clip. Glue the clip on with the clip opened so you don’t accidentally glue it closed!




Sweet and easy!  Almost as sweet as my Charlie!  Ooh!!! I could just eat that face!
If you love vintage and great finds you must must must get over to Abode! I’ve never been in there and not felt like I just found the greatest find of my life!
Abode has it all! Painted and refinished furniture, vintage clothing, toys, home decor,  Letters, Maps, doilies, linens, accessories, artwork, and endless vintage details you didn’t even know you wanted!
Come see why I love this place!

1720 S. 900 E.
Salt Lake City, Ut 84105
(801) 486-2633
Visit them on line HERE!
Read their fun blog HERE!
Follow their sweet tweets HERE!
And follow them on Facebook HERE!
p.s. Abode has groovy music that plays on their website! I may have in fact been listening to it the entire time I’ve been writing this post and I’ve had a perma-grin on my face because of it!


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  1. 1

    She is adorable and that dress is to die for! Let's you and I make a trip to Abode sometime. You can hold my hand and show me the ropes!

  2. 2
    the cape on the corner says:

    she is the cutest thing-those eyes! i had to comment-my friend's had their first baby in december, a little girl named charlotte that they are calling charlie! i love that!

  3. 3

    What a darling little one! Her name fits her to a T!
    Being from SLC, I must make a stop at Abode. Love it!

  4. 4

    She is adorable! That dress and bow would not be the same on any other little girl

  5. 5

    That first picture? Totally awesome!! The look on her face is just priceless. What a cutie!

  6. 6
    WhoWhatLogos says:

    I mean, cute bow…but, the pic of her laying on the bench is just too, too cute!

  7. 7

    Love that cute dress and Miss.Charlie is so adorable!

  8. 8

    Totes adorable. She's the new face of Abode!

  9. 9
    Southern Fried Gal says:

    So adorable! I love the picture on the piano bench.

  10. 10

    Extreme Personal Measures

  11. 11

    your daughter is cute! I love the little bow… we are having a link party if you would like to come join!

  12. 12
    M* {Daydream Believers} says:

    Oh my word! That dress is fantastic; what a great find! The bow compliments it perfectly and your little one, is SO adorable! What great pictures! Thanks for sharing! :)

  13. 13

    topIXK AFAICT you’ve covered all the bases with this answer!

  14. 14

    What? No black and white saddle shoes? An absolute necessity for the perfect 50s outfit. I can attest to that! I wore those even though I dreamed of bright red Mary Janes instead. :o)
    PS: Charlie is adorable! Definitely a keeper.

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