Chasing Cheerios

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Old Time" Dress Review AND a Giveaway!!! UPDATE with Pics AND a Bonus Giveaway!

My O(5) LOVES to play dress-up more than anything in the world. She loves to dress in "old time" clothes and actually spends most of her time (at home) wearing "dress-ups" of some sort.

So, for her 5th birthday, my bought a gorgeous colonial style dress for O to wear while on our family vacation to Colonial Williamsburg. O LOVES her dress and wears it often. She has a matching dress for her Kaya (American Girl) doll, and it is just adorable.

Since I don't like to show my children's faces on this public blog, taking pics that do the dress justice was a little difficult. I did my best, and here they are...

The pocketbook and mob cap came with the dress (she bought the straw hat in Williamsburg with her birthday money). O wears the mob cap EVERY night to sleep (in order to be like Mary and Laura Ingalls who wore nightcaps to sleep)...it is adorable.






Along with the dress, Cherilynn from Ashley's Attic sent a couple of buttons to start O's button collection. O LOVES collecting buttons, and she was thrilled with the buttons that started her collection.

Both of our girls will be receiving pioneer nightgowns for themselves and their dolls for Christmas. I can't wait to see their faces when they open them...I think these nightgowns will probably be their favorite Christmas gifts!


Cherilynn is generously offering a giveaway as a part of this review.

To enter the giveaway, go to Cherilynn's Etsy shop, Ashley's Attic. Come back to Chasing Cheerios and leave a comment telling me which item in her shop is your favorite. The winner will win a beautiful pioneer dress with an apron and bonnet for a little girl (size 6). A winning number will be randomly drawn on Friday, Sept 30, so please leave your comment by then!

Here are few of my favorite things from Ashley's Attic...
this Victorian nightgown is gorgeous! O would LOVE to have this, but I'm pretty sure I'd never get her out of it! This Little House on the Prairie dress is beautiful! I also love this pioneer dress! The wonderful thing about these nightgowns and dresses is that they are heirloom quality. After my girls grow out of them, I plan to save them for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren!

Cherilynn sent pics of the dress for the giveaway AND she's offering a 2nd item for a 2nd winner!!! Here they are...


This dress is a size 6.




This Paul Revere shirt can be made in sizes 4 to 10.


A mob cap and apron


I will choose the 2 winners on Friday, Sept 30.

83 comments:

  1. One of my favorites is Girls Colonial Costume Dress, so pink and bright. I am pretty sure C will love to win this giveaway.
    Thanks for hosting Melissa.

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  2. My favorite thing in Ashley's Attic is the Girls Victorian Nightgown. The details are stunning. Love!!

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  3. I love the Felicity Colonial ball gown. My daughter loves this type of dress up also!

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  4. These dresses are amazing! I love the Colonial Ball Dress. And the boy's pinafore. So cute!

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  5. The girls dress and bonnet (purple) are so lovely. I think just having a pinafore or a bonnet would be neat!

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  6. That is just gorgeous! We have never done this type of dress up! I like the regency gown http://www.etsy.com/listing/72437698/girls-regency-dress-jane-austen-sizes-4

    Gorgeous!

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  7. I LOVE the "Girls Pioneer Dress/ Bonnet,Pinafore" (the purple one). It was hard picking a favorite though. They are all adorable.

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  8. Oh my goodness!!!!! My daughter LOVES Little House on the Prarie and she outgrew her dress. She has been begging for a new one! She would be soooooo excited to have the purple Laura Dress in the shop! She doesnt dress up much and being laura is the only time she really wants to dress up!!!!! Thanks for offering this!

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  9. I love the girls colonial dress with mob cap and drawstring purse. It's so beautiful and well made!!!

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  10. My favorite dress in Ashley's Attic was the American Girl Colonial Dress .. Felicity..18 inch doll /Dress and Mob cap; it was pink with a floral print. So pretty!

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  11. I love the "Girls Colonial Dress/ Costume , Mob cap(no Lace) and drawstring purse". My daughter would adore it. She enjoys dressing up and wearing longer dresses. My favorite detail is the quality that would allow this to be passed down to future generations.

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  12. My girls would love this!! They have bonnets but no dresses yet. The Kirsten costume is my fav!
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

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  13. Zara would love all those dress up! I think the Victorian nightgown would be her favorite. She is always wanting to wear a nightgown to bed.

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  14. I think the girls colonial dress (DARLING sleeves!!) and the pink Kirsten dress (sorry I don't remember the name!!!) are my favorites. My husband and I plan themed wedding anniversaries and this year we had a pioneer theme... this fits so perfectly! :)

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  15. That victorian nightgown is so sweet! also the colonial dress is of course beautiful--what great pictures you took of it (the straw hat is perfect for versatility with the outfit)

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  16. I think my daughter would love the pink colonial dress most. She loves pink and the frills would make her so happy. What fun dress up clothes!

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  17. I love the boys colonial vest and breeches! What an amazing shop. :)

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  18. My girl and I looked at all the dresses. She picked the Girls Colonial Dress/ Costume , Mob cap(no Lace) and drawstring purse. Awesome!

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  19. Oh goodness, my daughter would love the Colonial Ball Gown! It is so beautiful! I absolutely love it. :)

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  20. Please enter me your fabulous contest! It was hard to pick just one favorite, but I do LOVE the Victorian nightgown. Would love to see my little girl in the Pioneer dress too...

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  21. What an amazing collection of period costumes! My favourite is the Girls Victorian Dress. My children are very interested in the Victorian era and we haven't got round to making any Victorian costumes ourselves.

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  22. I really love the colonial dress with blue crisscross on the front. It is just really pretty. The Victorian nightgown is very pretty as well... and everything looks so well made..

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  23. I really love the blue colonial dress with the crisscross on the front of the dress. It really is a pretty dress and it looks so authentic. The victorian night gown is also very pretty. Thanks for pointing out the website.

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  24. I too am in love with the Victorian nightgown! My girl would love a pioneer nightgown & has recently gotten into Little House in the Big Woods & now wants to dress up as Laura for Halloween :D

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  25. My favorite is the 'Girls Colonial Dress/ Costume , Mob cap and purse', just because I think that would be my daughter's favorite. As for me, I can't decide, all the dresses and bonnets are amazing.

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  26. I love the Girls Colonial Dress Costume. They really are all adorable.

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  27. My kids would love. To have them all butte colonial ball gowns are my favorite.

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  28. The victorian night gown is so cute! My daughter is just starting to like dress-up now.

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  29. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Girls Colonial Dress!!!! beautiful

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  30. The Victorian night gown caught my eyes as well! :) I have a little girl who will be in a size 6 before I know it and also LOVES to dress up!

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  31. As a huge fan of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, I fell in love with Anne's Recitation dress - complete with puffed sleeves! And in pink, even though she had such lovely auburn hair. )Girls Victorian Dress with Sash and Hair bow / Tea Party dress) So lovely!!!

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  32. It's so hard to choose my favorite. We've just started reading Little House on the Prairie with our 5-year-old and I was looking for old-fashioned dress-up for Christmas. So I have to say the Girls Pioneer Dress. Beautiful.

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  33. I love the Colonial dress, SO adorable. The Pioneer was a close second - she does amazing work!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Loved seeing O in her gown! Looked even better in person. What a fun give away. The Victorian Night gown is gorgeous. LOVE the details.

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  35. I am amazed at how many beautiful styles there are to choose from. SO sweet and the AG dolls look fabulous in their matching dresses. Picking just one favorite, I would have to say Girls Colonial Dress/Ball Gown, but I know my DD would pick the basic Colonial dress. She enjoys hearing about colonial times and seeing pictures of young ladies in their dresses. My son on the other hand would FLIP if he saw the boys colonial clothing. OH... the ideas! :-)

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  36. I love the pioneer dress with the bonnet and pinafore. I also love the matching doll dress. My daughter would love this!

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  37. What a neat Etsy shop. I like the Luara Ingalls dress.

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  38. All adorable! I especially like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72544301/girls-pioneer-dress-american-girl

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  39. My 5.5 year old daughter would LOVE the Laura Ingalls dress. She has been asking for one since we started reading the Little House books! What beautiful work you do Cherilynn!!

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  40. Love the boys pioneer outfit.

    judychrz at gmail

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  41. Wow! It was ard to choose a favorite. I really liked the Kirsten pioneer dress. But the Alice in wonderland and colonial dress were amazing too. I really hope I win, my daughters 5th birthday is on the 30th and she s obsessed with Laura! It would be the perfect present. Thanks for introducing us to the shop!

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  42. Such gorgeous dresses! I love the Girls Colonial Dress with Mob cap. My daughter saw O's and said that is so pretty! Just like Laura!

    eric_danielle at netzero dot com

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  43. I LOVE the Little House on the Prairie Pioneer dress, it is beautiful!

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  44. I have to say the pioneer girl dress. My daughter would love it!

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  45. Love this give away! Such beautiful dresses. I also really love the girls embroidered pinafore apron/bib apron. Thinking how cool those might be to get matching ones for Christmas for both my girls (and for Mama!), but each with different colored embroidery.

    info4us (at) ymail (.) com

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  46. Colonial Dress/Ball Gown and the American Girl Josefina Girl with Doll Matching outfit are my favorites :)

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  47. These are gorgeous!

    We're studying American History this year and this is perfect!

    I love the Colonial Girls Dress, Costume / Mob cap or Pinner... Made to order Girls sizes 4 to 14

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  48. They are all so pretty and classic. My favorite would be the colonial costume. I love O's costume too.

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  49. My daughter (age 5 1/2) would LOVE the Kirsten birthday dress in lavender gingham. Her favorite color is purple, and she also loves to dress up. She would also love to have the matching doll dress.

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  50. I love the boys colonial vest and breeches, too cute!

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  51. The Laura Ingalls dress is my favorite, but I LOVE that mob cap and apron! I would be so thrilled to win! And thanks for the intro to the new Etsy shop - I really needed another one to stalk and this is a definite favorite. :)

    Lindsey
    kindredspiritreviews at gmail dot com

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  52. Thank you all for the kind words on my shop and supporting "Chasing Cherrios " I was so impressed with this blog ... it was my honor to do this give away.
    For those you like myself on a budget Jan. I give a 10 to 15 % discount for ordering during the slow season ..
    Good Luck on the GiveAway ..

    Cheri/AshleysAttic

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  53. The capelet is adorable! Thanks for the chance! nettacow at gmail dot com

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  54. Love, love, love! My kids love playing prairie days!! These would be perfect. Love the nightgown!!

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  55. I have 3 boys, so I absolutely love the little boy clothes! Especially that pioneer shirt. I can see my 4 year old wearing that thing everywhere he went. He is *way* into dress-up, and it is so hard to find cute boy dress-up clothes!
    My tween girl really loves the colonial dress. We went to Williamsburg for homeschool week over a year ago and she still talks about wanting a colonial dress! :)

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  56. I love the boys colonial vest and breeches! What an amazing shop. :)

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  57. Being a Kirsten means I grew up reading her books. I would love to buy a Kirsten dress for my 6-year-old! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    kirstenntatum at hotmail dot com

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  58. I love the Girls Pioneer Prairie Bonnet in the green floral patten.

    I'm also thinking, one of your beautiful dresses would make for a really special halloween costume and then we could use it for dress up play afterwards!

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  59. I LOVE her Colonial dresses! Both my sister and I had american girls growing up (the sister had felicity) and my daughter is currently obsessed with her! We were thinking about a trip to Williamsburg soon and what a perfect accompaniment this would be! Thanks for introducing us!!

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  60. Thanks for linking to this great shop!! I loved EVERYTHING. I am spying some colonial dresses and some of the pioneer dresses. They would make great Christmas presents for my girls. So beautiful!
    Kirsten

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  61. They are all so wonderful! The Little House on the Prairie Dress is probably my favorite though.

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  62. I love the Colonial Girls Dress, but they are all gorgeous! I have a little girl in size 6 and she would love these dresses!

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  63. Everything is so cute! How to choose? I think I would pick the boys Civil War costume. My 5 year old loves to dress up. He would think this was great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  64. Oh what a beautiful shop she has! My favorite is the girls colonial ball gown - I would have absolutely loved something like that as a little girl. Even then I was obsessed with history!

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  65. love the Paul Revere shirt! it would go great with the coon skin cap I have

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  66. I love the Colonial Girls Dress.

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  67. I adore the girl's colonial dress and mob cap!!! And the pioneer nightgowns are absolutely sweet too!!!

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  68. This is great for American Girl dress up. Love the victorian nightgown.

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  69. The purple colonial girls ballgown is gorgeous! All of the dresses are though :-)

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  70. Since we live in Kansas I'm going to have to go with something Laura might have worn. My daughter would love the pioneer skirt and bonnet with a apron. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Oh, this brings back such wonderful memories for me of my childhood. My mom made a pioneer dress for me and she said I would come home from school everyday and wear it around the house. Now, I get to relive those memories as my daughter (4) is becoming a Laura fan. She would love this. I browsed the etsy shop and love the blue pioneer dress with the pink criss-cross ribbon. Beautiful! Thanks for the contest!

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  72. I loved them all, but I think the Colonial dress is my favorite! My girls would look adorable in one!

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  73. I love them all! My favorite though is http://www.etsy.com/listing/73120070/girls-colonial-dressball-gown-underskirt. The fabric isn't available any longer but it reminds me of the Meet Felicity dress mixed with the Christmas one. But right now I have a little boy that would love the Paul Revere shirt for our trip to Williamsburg next spring. Thank you for sharing about Ashley's Attic and the giveaway.

    Andrea - as@pass-ed.com

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  74. Wow! Wonderful clothing! I think I love the Little House dress the most but it's hard to choose.
    -violet

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  75. I haven't been checking blogs as much lately and almost missed this! I love the colonial dresses! All the dresses are so pretty.

    thegirlwhopaintedtrees at gmail dot com

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  76. Wow!! I usually never enter giveaways, but I just had to try on this one. :) The dresses are SO beautiful! We are big Little House fans here, so my favorite is the pioneer dress. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!
    Jodi

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  77. I love the Victorian pinafore, but I also love the girls Regency dress. I suppose if I had to choose between them, I would go with the Regency dress.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  78. The Little House nightgown with cap would be such a fun addition to our nighttime reading of this book. Love it all!
    shelley.scottwright@gmail.com

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  79. I just LOVE the colonial ball gowns! They are gorgeous. I also love the boys colonial dress up items. They are darling as well.

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  80. Hi, don't know if I'm in time or not, but do like the pioneer prairie bonnet, so cute !Thanks both of you for this giveaway !

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