Monday, September 27, 2010

Vintage Romance

Gosh, it's been a while since I have had some free moments to come here.   I'm trying to put together a book of the pictures from our early summer trip to NYC, and I've been spending most of my spare minutes toward that project.   Otherwise, I will never hold that book in my hands ....

But ... I did want to show you a few pictures of these beautiful vintage dresses I saw last weekend in our local Living History Museum at Furnace Town.    I wonder how it felt to be dressed in one of these ....

"I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between it's leaves. " — L.M. Montgomery (Anne of the Island)


"It is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable."
— L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)



And here are a few other things that were in that same room .....





"Dear old world', she murmured, "you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you."
— L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

(click photos to enlarge for better detail)

4 comments:

Bren September 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM  

Oh would you look at that lace, it's exquisite.
Missed your posts but understand the limits of time my friend. I'm hoping once you get your book pulled together you will share some of it's treasures with us. Having done just a little picture tweaking lately, I can well image the time it's taking to put together a whole table top book!
Good to see you out and about in bloggerville!

Mary September 27, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

beautiful, beautiful dresses. but i do imagine they were very hot, especially without air conditioning.

love the quotes from "Anne of Green Gables". loved watching those films.

Anonymous,  September 27, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

"I feel pretty, oh so pretty ... "
and who wouldn't wearing something so beautiful, really! And I love the vintage stands they are displayed on .... did you notice their feet? Fun to see wool in it's purest form. And the embroidery ring, well that brings back special childhood memories! My mother and myself, at a very young age, would sit together working on matching pillowcases .... of course mine never looked anything like hers ;)
Wonderful post Frances, hugs :D

Gloria October 15, 2010 at 3:05 PM  

Absolutely beautiful!!! You took very lovely photographs of them!

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