To Dallas for Dresses and Shoes
Hey bloggy friends,

I think I've gotten everything washed and put away just in time to pack my bags for another trip.
I'm leaving in the morning for a trip to Dallas Texas to visit my sister and her family and to shop for the Mother of the grooms' dress.

I know all about the adage that the Mother of the groom is suppose to wear beige and keep her mouth shut but come on now who are we kidding?
At the bride's request I'm going to purchase something really bright and sparkly. I know, I know, you are finding this very heard to believe that me this shy, quiet and demure lady would want to wear something really bright and sparkly. LOL!!!!!

My sister Maria has already been scouting out the Dallas consignment shops as well as some clearance racks. It's going to be fun for sure but not an easy task.

Heaven forbid I wear shoes where the heels get stuck in the gaps between the floor boards in the church. Have Mercy! I don't want to end up on America's Funniest Videos showing "all" of myself should I stumble and fall.
Note to self wear your granny panties under those spanks!
I've already walked off one stage and fallen off a toilet in the last 12 months.
We need to start praying I can get through the wedding without tripping or falling.

The wedding is going to be informal and the church is a former carriage house. They have even converted the stalls into offices.
The floors and ceilings are the original wood with stone walls and a huge stone fireplace. I wish you could see the cross over the mantle.
It's two pieces of metal welded together and items found on the property (door hinges, bridles, horse shoes, nails etc.) have been welded to it. Sorry, I'm off the subject.

So... I'm off to find a dress and shoes that balance my sparkling personality and the sweet quaintness of Oliver's Carriage House in Columbia, MD.

I'll post some pictures next week.


Blogger JottinMama said...

Awww..have lots of fun!

I'm a Texas born gal who now lives very far away from the lonestar state - enjoy Dallas for me!

Kate :)

Blogger Chef Diane said...


You know some people will use any excuse to travel to get a new dress. But I guess since it is informal the saying "but you'll wear it again" may actually happen for you. You know at least your thinking about granny panties under the spanks, not depends. tee hee
Have fun and be safe,

Blogger Joyful said...

I'm so excited for you, I feel like I'M going shopping!!! :o)

Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see your pics. I know whatever you find will be princess perfect!

Have fun,

Blogger Julie Coleman said...

I went shopping with my cousin for her wedding gown at consignment shops in New York City last month. What an experience. One store had a policy. You were only allowed to try on five gowns. Period. And you could only stay for 1/2 hour. We tried to sneak a sixth gown in, since we had only been there 20 minutes. The saleslady snatched it right out of my hands.

Needless to say, we took our checkbook elsewhere.

I'm sure you will have a different experience-- and get a big dose of southern charm and hospitality!! Have fun!

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