Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stop! Clovertime!

Mom-ster

Lucas snapped this shot of us yesterday, just before we headed out the door to storytime at the library. There's nothing particularly thrifty about my cozy mom-ster get-up (just old conventionally purchased stuff) except for the hoodie, but as I'm sure is quite obvious, I'm not really the point in this post...

... and neither is Elmo, though it kinda looks as though he thinks he might be. No, no Clover is the star of the show here, along with her adorable vintage dress, of course. Soft red corduroy with quilted detailing (blue w/ teeny white polka dots)... oh, how I wish I had one in my size.

I did a lot of thrifting for her back when I was pregnant after we found out she was going to be a girl (I'm sure you're shocked) and this is one of those items that's just been waiting in the closet for her to grow up. Well, it's day has come and this was her first time wearing it.

Also, as a bonus for the Clover fans out there, I thought I'd throw in these pics that I took when I dropped her off at The Farm this morning:


Pancake Pajama Day at Preschool!

Today was the much-anticipated Teddy Bear Pajama Pancake Party! All the kids came in their PJ's and brought a stuffed animal from home. When I left they had just made capes for their animals (I've never seen ballet kitty look so ready to go fight crime) and were gearing up to make pancakes with all the fixin's, lucky!

On a side note, while Clover still looks a-DORA-ble in her synthetic cartoon-y nightie (Thanks Mom!)...

Whatever happened to the sweet lil' flannel nightgowns of yore? They are near impossible to find these days.

You know, like the ones I used to wear when I was a kid, back in the day, when I could be found wielding my CCOUS (candy cane of unusual size, that is) on Christmas morning.

Ha! We got those things every year and there's a picture of my younger sister somewhere with the thing shoved entirely into her mouth, it's classic.

(vintage pattern image from here)

30 comments:

anne said...

what a great post!
i love clover's dress. it's always so exciting when they finally can wear those special items you've been anxiously reserving in the dresser.
i also love the photo of you! so cute. and the term mom-ster. i think i have to use that from now on :D

Eyeliah said...

um, I' pretty sure we are all Clover fans ;-) hehe

Emily said...

When I was living in Sonoma County (sniff sniff!) I got tons of vintage patterns from The Legacy-- there are boxes of kids patterns and they are usually 5-25 cents a piece. Score! Also, just wanted to say how lovely little Clover is, I miss working with Jessica and having her tell me that she saw you two (again) at the library...

Andrea said...

There are some great vintage and retro kids things around - I'll have to look for some for the etsy shop I'm in the process of setting up as they do look very cool. Love Clover's dress :)

Fighting Ballet kitty is cute - I still have a teddy in a tutu I was given when I was young, though sadly she is a little worse for wear :(

Pretty Pirate said...

Aww Clover is the cutest!! I always want to buy cute little kids clothes when I see them but I have no idea when I will have kids even though I want them badly. Maybe I should just start buying them! I will send your package soon, I swear. I can be slow......

Teenysparkles said...

Aw, aw, awwww....that says it all really doesn't it. I feel ya moms-ter get-up too. (Especially when it's cold!)

goodwillgirl said...

I laughed out loud at CCOUS! My name in Inigo Montoya...

Ashlee said...

cute.
my favorite nightgown as a child had a naked troll doll with purple hair on it.
it was really cozy!

third hand thrift said...

You both are so darling!
I don't know why i'm just now commenting on your blog for the first time, i've looked at it for awhile now!

Just sending some blog love!

Milla said...

That candy cane probably didn't last as long as one might think...
I'll keep my eye out for a victorian style flannel nightie for Cloverkin. I had one too, up until I was 12 and loathed the damn thing, but lo-an-behold it looks kinda cool now...
ps. When we come visit I want an outing with Mexico Missa ;)

Thrifted Treasure said...

One word - Adorable!!! I love her little dress! Oh wait, that's more than one word...

Manja said...

Clover is so fashionable and she is so adorable! I also love the picture of you with that candy cane, hehe.

elena-lu said...

something told me to come over to you today firs thing and im so glad i did -this post just had me smiling the whole entire time! i loved loved loved the photos of our sweet clover! she has many many fans! yes! and how cute that y'all did an outfit photo together and then she's standing with elmo taking her own oufit photos with him too! and yes i loved those old nightgowns! i had one as well! man what happened to mine? Hmm will have to ask mom about that. I lvoe the pancake pj teddy bear thingy i want to go to one too! dude kids have all the fun! well as it should be! you have no idea how filled with joy and love i leave your space because i see that your kid is being A KID! is enjoying pretend, is living in a world she dreams and lives -i just i dont know i guess i see so many kids acting grown up so so sooooooo soon it hurts inside. also i guess i wish i was back there yeah i think thats why i live vicariously through clover! shes got the life man! i love her smile i love seeing pictures of her and her adventures shes just got such a wonderful joyful spirit! ok ok i am writing waaaaaaaaaay too much! but just... thank you for sharing this moments with us :)

Sal said...

I am dying that Clover is wearing her Dora nightgown and WELLIES. Oh to be so stylistically bold!

Andrea said...

i'm a huge clover fan, so thanks for the post! what a fun idea for pancakes & pjs. two of the best parts of most mornings, then you throw in a gaggle of cutie pies, too much :)

i think I got a new plaid flannel nightgown every christmas just like that one in the pattern. i did see a few this year, I think they are making a comeback.

Alexa said...

You are inspiring me to hit the thrift stores for more outfits Lena will grow into! And I LOVED those flannel nightgowns growing up, I wore them for the longest time. Now everything is unisex PJs, which are comfy or course, but a little girlyness is good too!

stephanie renee said...

such a sweet post, you and your daughter are adorable together!

angelina maria rodrigues wise said...

clover is growing up! oh my goodness!

Peldyn said...

Clover is sooo cute! When I was going through my patterns this morning I found the one that I made all my girl's nightgowns out of. I almost put it in my giveaway, but held it out at the last minute because I figured I might make a couple for my granddaughters. I am glad now because I really should sew they some!

Nicky said...

Awww, cute lil' peanut!!! That picture of you is just as incredibly sweet- candy cane weapon and all :)

I like the ROUS reference! Just watched that movie a couple of nights ago!

flaming hag folkwear said...

precious! what size is clover? i may have something that will fit her (or will keep an eye out).

and i concur with several others who have sent kudos for the ccous/rous reference. we all like this movie? inconceivable!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Clover's first dress is absolutely adorable! What a cutie.

Mousevox Vintage said...

Clover is looking cute as can be! you should be proud of your bohemian fashionista in training. xo

Toosdai said...

oh nightgowns are the best! i really wish i could find an adult-sized one!

Nicky said...

HAHAHA- Missa, you're not the first to ask... Anne and I get that whenever we hang out! Especially since she cut her bangs (she's the one who originally cut mine). :)

Greer said...

so cute!

muchlove said...

hooray for clover time! ;)
cute cute cute!

Caroline said...

Oh, Clover is just as adorable as ever!!! That dress is completely wonderful. I'm always the tiniest bit jealous when I thrift something very good for Ava - she has a few goodies that would look very nice in my size.

Jenifir said...

I love Clover's outfit! You are so lucky that she goes for your choices and wears night gowns. My daughter was usually not interested in the clothes that I picked for her and would insist on wearing her brother's old pj's. Thank-goodness she now likes most of what I find. My Mum had the same night gown pattern and I can't believe how funny that candy cane is.