One of my favorite books, as a girl, was Little Women. Pure sweetness, tragedy, and love were on each and every page. Being the oldest of four girls in the family, I was very familiar with the emotional ups and downs of my own little tribe of "little women."
My Maw-Maw made each of us four girls a rag doll to represent one of the little women. My doll was Meg and I still have her to this day. I also read any Louisa May Alcott book I could get my hands on. I still have a few Alcott books displayed in my home. My sisters and I went to see the movie "Little Women" when the newest version came out some years ago and had a night out on the town with our Mother.
Last week I came upon this book at a garage sale and bought it purely for its beautiful dust jacket. I loved the name of the book and the colors are so pretty.
(I'm participating in Pink Saturday at Beverly's today. Go see lots of links to pink!)
If you judge a book by its cover, this one says...romance, history, intrigue, innocence, dancing, fashion, and genteel conversation. Then, I opened up the book and lo, and a behold...look at the author!
This is one of her books I don't think I ever knew about! I'm excited, except now I will look for the original version as this is the abridged version compiled for children. Some excited young artist decided to begin a masterpiece on the inside of the book by coloring in the illustrations.
Until I track down my mystery Louisa May Alcott book, I listed this dress in my Etsy Shop. It has that same sweet Rose in Bloom sort of feel as the book. Isn't it dreamy? It reminds me of the brand Gunne Sax that was so popular in the 1970's. Oh how I loved those dresses when I was a teen. I don't believe I ever owned one as they were out of my budget!
I can just imagine a teenager asking her mother to buy a beautiful Gunne Sax dress for a special occasion, and a mama looking at the price tag and putting her foot down, "No way honey, I can make that dress and for a lot less money!" This particular dress is made by a very good seamstress that added all sorts of details to make it special.
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