Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Prissy Peignoirs

I'm so happy that my Mama saves everything.  When I visited her recently up in Georgia, I was organizing her closet and found my Prissy Peignoirs from the 60's!  I call them "Prissy" because they are very feminine nightclothes made of chiffon...pajamas you can wear when you'll be seen and you want to look your best!

I have such fond memories of these peignoirs.  Although my Mama worked outside the home as a Secretary, she was always there for me whenever I was sick.  If I stayed home from school, Mama would stay home too and fix me my favorite "I feel puney meal" of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, Saltines, and Coke.  Mama would tell me to wear my favorite peignoir...just in case a friend dropped by.  I clearly remember propping my prissy self up on my white French Provencial bed, wearing these peignoirs and waiting for my friends to come to visit me.

Mama would peek inside my pink bedroom and check on me..."How are you feeling honey?"   Until this day, I don't like anyone calling me honey except for my Mama!

This peignoir is a full-length chiffon gown in a champagne color.

The coat has 3/4 length sleeves, lace, and a satin bow.

The gown features lace from the top to the bottom...with another satin bow.

This little mint green peignoir appears kind of boring right?  Well, unless you have ever worn a peignoir, you would not know how nice they feel and how they flow...they are so soft and just so feminine!

Of course the sweet gown has lace and little bows down the front.

I liked hot pink way back in the 60's...

Comfy, but sweet.

This yellow peignoir was my very favorite.  I always thought it was so cheerful!

I think I'll take a bubble bath later tonight and then wear this one!

Back in the 60's, ladies wore peignoirs during hospital visits...when recuperating and walking down the halls.  I remember being hospitalized for a minor surgery and receiving guests while wearing my peignoirs.  I think they are much nicer than the "hospital-attire" worn today.

Did y'all know that Southern ladies in the Deep South were buried in their prettiest peignoirs?  I like that idea!

15 comments:

Jaye said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing. Sometimes progression is better, but I will always love the fashions of the mid to late '60s.

Monique Lehnhardt said...

Love it. I remember when I got engaged my mom and friends made me a rainbow of pretty peignoirs. Each had a lovely gown and 'coat' of pastel and lace. I still have my favoritte. That was 1980 and the practice was still alive in Louisiana. Love the 1960's ones. Nikki

Monique Lehnhardt said...

Love it. I remember when I got engaged in 1980, my momma and girlfriends made me a rainbow of pastel peignoirs. I'd love to have some from the 60's but I still have one set from my rainbow. Nikki

Kathy said...

Oh I love this! I had one very similar to the yellow one that I wore in the hospital when my first son was born. I had forgotten about ladies being buried in their peignoirs, but, yes, I do remember attending funerals where ladies were laid to rest in their finest peignoir set.

Dee said...

When my Grandmother died back in 1961, she was buried in her powder blue peignoir. Even as a small child, I remember how beautiful and feminine it looked. My mother always loved the lovely bed jackets that matched the nightgowns.

Dee said...

When my Grandmother died back in 1961, she was buried in her powder blue peignoir. Even as a small child, I remember how beautiful and feminine it looked. My mother always loved the lovely bed jackets that matched the nightgowns.

Ali said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous. Can you even buy that sort of thing any more? I tried finding a bed jacket prior to a short hospital stay and may as well have been asking for a whale bone corset.

Ali

PoshMomma said...

I had peignoirs as a child. I remember thinking I was Crystal Carrington! What a lovely idea that this be the ensemble of choice for ones final rest.

Miss Janice said...

Ali,
I don't see these in the store anymore. You might try eBay. Good luck!
Miss Janice

Beaufort Belle said...

I too love them and just the idea of them. Ali, I have been looking for them as well. I think I will follow Miss Janice's suggestion and check eBay.

Another lovely post Miss Janice!

Rose Chandler Johnson said...

I know I love these too. You just had to have them in pink, blue, and some other pastel. Mine were usually "Miss Elaine". I still love them. And besides these, we had caftans~certainly to wear around the house but to be seen. Thanks for all your prissy shares.

AngelaV said...

Here's one for a little girl.

http://www.cwdkids.com/servlet/quagga/girls/product.jsp/_qprm_/browse?groupId=12729&itemId=G739&cat=girls-sleepwear

AngelaV said...

Here's one for a little girl:

http://www.cwdkids.com/servlet/quagga/girls/product.jsp/_qprm_/browse?groupId=12729&itemId=G739&cat=girls-sleepwear

Mrs.K loves pink and green said...

Lovely,lovely,lovely!!Brings back such wonderful,fond memories.Thank you so much.....

ChaChaneen said...

Last week I was watching the James Bond Movie series on TV and 'From Russia With Love' was on and guess what James gift to the Bond Girl was... Yes a Peignoirs! Lurve it