Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Old clothing from the past

As many who know me already know, I love vintage and antique clothing. Dresses, hoops, hats,
lingerie and jewelry. I sell all this in my store. My clothing starts about c 1850 and goes through 1970. I have accessories to go with these periods.

Today I will use family photos to show different styles
Please do not use my family photos without my prior approval.

I will start off with the picture of two of my great grandmothers, Frances Armilde on left and Minnie on right. The picture is taken in 1918. They are wearing the white lawn dresses of the Edwardian period. Notice they upped the ante a little with the fern froths they are holding. Very Edwardian.

Next to the left is a picture of my grandmother, Effie at age 15 or 16 prior to her marriage at age
16. I am so glad I was not named after some of these grandparents. ( Although another one was named Arabella and I may have liked that name.) Effie is wearing a creation of her own with serge skirt and large collared shirtwaist. A huge bow in her hair. She was very creative and I wish every day I had inherited that trait instead of only her wide forehead and her love of books and reading.
I even read can labels when there is nothing else in sight to read. I understand she was about the same although in her time there was less leisure time with all the baking and canning and gardening and general work to keep a home going.
She herself labeled this photo as "A lean on a post" so we will leave it as she saw it.

We see her again in a shot with best friend Laura. They are wearing styles of the era, 1916.

And last of the family picture gallery is this one of my grandmother and Daddy as a baby, in 1920.
She is wearing the middy type jumper and skirt
with a hat. I am sure she sewed all this.

If you are in the area look us up.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What great pics of your family, at least you have these to cherish!

Chrissy said...

What lovely photos,I just love what stories they tell,all the best,Chrissy

The Victorian Parlor said...

Your blog is great! I love everything on it-hats, vintage clothing, and books! I enjoyed your family photos and stories.



The Green Pea said...

How fun to see your lovely photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a nice week. Sandi