A hidden Vintage Blessing tucked inside of a dress

I sold this strapless tulle gown this week. It has a row of red flowers and two layers of ruffles along the top of the bust. As I was steaming it to pack it for shipping, I found a little surprise stitched and tucked in the ruffles on the bodice - a red felt oval with a paper blessing on each side.
Now I'm wondering who put it there, the previous wearer, or a family member? What special occasion was it worn for? How did the occasion turn out?
It's part of the fun of selling vintage clothing, wondering what a piece of clothing meant in someone's life. I won't find out the secret of this dress, but it has found a new home, to be worn with it's special blessing for another special moment in someone else's life.

6 comments:

The Vintage Kitten said...

How lovely X

Lisa B. said...

How sweet!

Quilter30188 said...

OMG, the item of interest might just have been made by my aunt, a cloistered nun from Baltimore. These were clipped, crocheted around, blessed by a Catholic priest and given to friends and family as a reminder of Gods presence and to ask for safety, blessings. This one is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This might have been tucked in the dress by a mother as her daughter went out on a date, a dance, etc. It was a mothers connection with God and the daughter, asking for safety, blessings. A reminder. It is a cloth medal i.e. St. Christopher. Tucked into many a bra years ago. What's a mother to do? Truly relevant in the 50s.

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