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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A mother and daughter are desperately looking for an heirloom wedding dress accidentally sold at an Arlington estate sale.
Margaret Landolt beamed in the beautiful white wedding dress she wore on June 8, 1962.
“My mother made my wedding dress and my father designed and built the church. He was an architect,” Landolt explains, holding one of her wedding photos.
Her mother had meticulously sewed every tiny bead onto the front panel of her dress.
Margaret says it was the most beautiful she ever felt.
“She knew exactly what to do to make it fit just right,” she says.
Landolt and her husband just celebrated 54 years of marriage.
Recently the couple had to pack up decades worth of memories, as they downsized and move into an independent living facility. Somehow, the dress ended up in a pile of items that would be sold at their estate sale.
The wedding dress was missing its hoop. Without it, it may have looked like a simple long dress to the buyer.
Through tears Mrs. Landolt remembered the love her mother poured into the design, and expressed the heartache she is feeling now. She had promised the dress to her daughter Laura.
“It was something that meant so much to me, and I was just so heartbroken to find out it was sold,” said Laura Landolt.
Desperate to find it, Laura posted an ad on Craigslist from Ohio. She explained the dress had been accidentally sold at the estate sale at 708 Waggoner Drive in Arlington on July 29.
“I just posted what was in my heart. This is a treasured thing to me,” Laura explained.
She is hoping whomever bought the dress for $50, will realize it is priceless to her family.
“From what I can remember, this is the only thing that I have to remember [my grandmother] by, this is the only article of clothing that we have of hers,” she says.
She wants the person who bought it to know that even if they made alterations to it, or if they had already made plans for the dress, she would be happy to have even a small piece of it back.
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