"It is antique", I told her "Just like me!"
The colour is more blue than purple in person, though it has definitely started to fade over the years. Thankfully, it appears to be even, so the overall cast of the robe is somewhat on the purple side. What didn't photograph well is the gold thread on the dragon's head that has been built-up over some sort of padding for a quilted effect. It is really spectacular. I've had it hanging on a dress form just enjoying it as room decor, so it was exciting to finally wear it somewhere.
Chelsea and Violet dress-Goodwill
Black top-Dots, about 15 years ago
Vintage coral necklace-Hand-Me-Ups (came with earrings)
Vintage handbag-New Life Thrift
Turtle brooch-K Mart
Milk glass clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Fragrance-Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs (Bibi, you were right about this one, even without my being able to smell the jasmine. Danny loves it too).
Vintage cloisonne clamper bracelet-Hand-Me-Ups
Today's problem-what to do with over 5 lbs. of leeks? Sure, soup will take care of a few, but the rest? Maybe braised with some endives? *shrug* I guess you could have worse problems. They were so cheap, I had to buy them...all!
I fed the caaaaaat. And the neighbours fed the raccoon.