babybrown33 on Apr 19, 2016
Gorgeous materials, beautiful dress, it just didn't fit me quite the way I thought it would-will be stunning on someone else, very flowy fabric not form fitting at all but very pretty-almost reminded me of Bohemian/east India print
Anonymous on Apr 17, 2013
beautiful material - thanks!
A Painter's Journey
My creative life started at 2 - drawing constantly - mostly people. Soon fashion drawing and designing was my love. I went to art school in Communication Arts and Photography - drawing and painting my way through. During that time I also got a teaching degree in art and taught for 30 years, still free lancing in CA along the way. After retirement 3 years ago I was finally able to start doing other things in the arts - like open this Etsy shop! I had been painting portraits in oil for the last 20 years alongside my teaching career and busy family life. Somehow I did it!
My first year after retirement I started dying vintage slips I had collected and they were turning themselves into dresses with collected laces, antique linens and crocheted items. They began to pile up - and I realized I may try to sell them! My daughters thought they were beautiful and needed to be seen by others. Forgoing the art scene - I decided to open an Etsy boutique.
Soon, after selling these from my home, as well as Etsy, I started making other things like jackets, refashioned or up cycled from other items I was starting to collect at flea markets and Goodwill. This went on for 3 years!
I no longer collect everything I can get my hands on. It became too much and I was not painting much anymore. I was getting behind in the few commissions for portraits I had.
I still have many slip dresses to sell and will list them as others leave the shop.
I am now totally obsessed with creating handmade, high quality soaps and bath and body products - Please check out the latest listings and feel free to send me a pm asking any questions about my products.
Knitting and crocheting and reading with my husband and beloved pets occupy the nights.
I enjoy worldwide travel with my husband, who often travels with his company in pharmaceuticals. Art museums are my haunts while traveling along with hiking, nature, exploring and getting ideas for all my creative endeavors. We are a great team, loving nature and this beautiful world.
My philosophy is simple - get and give as much out of life and this world as possible, learn constantly, be tolerant of others cultures and teach whenever possible about the arts, love family and pets and charity begins at home. Never stop !
Denise Diffee Hall
Owner, Designer, Collector Seamstress Painter Crafter
I am an art school graduate from East Carolina University, oil painter of classical style portraits. My passions include family, 2 pet poodles, rescue organizations, travel, creating soaps and bath and beauty products, sewing, knitting,and crochet
Thank you so much for coming to my new shop on Etsy. I hope I can make your shopping experience with Vintage Halls a great one! Please convo me with any questions or comments and I will get back with you asap!!
Unless stated otherwise, all measurements in the store are taken with the garment laid flat and will need to be doubled to reach the actual measurement. If the garment is listed as Small, Medium, Large, XLarge they are considered standard US sized items. Since these are vintage as well as older items sizing may be a little off but I will measure anytime you send a question if you are very concerned about it.
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