You know it was a long cold winter in Alberta when….babies start arriving fast and furious in September.
I have a new niece, my Aunt is a proud Great Grandmother to her first great grandchild – a girl, my cousin’s daughter is about to give birth; and these are just the ones I know about. On my husband side, our niece is expecting, not sure when.
These vintage baby items are cute, I bought them at some garage sale.
Here is one curtain panel that I cleaned and hung up on my window! Sylvancroft and my house were built within two years of each other. Even though my house is not a mansion, some of the double hung windows are close to the same size! This panel is too short.
1937 wedding dress, ivory, satin, with lace inserts, belt, long sleeves, covered buttons in back, small rosettes at neck, princess bodice, A line, comes with slip, ivory, below knee length, A line, machine sewn by Muriel, and her veil, two tier net, with pearl beads for crown, short to shoulder, complete with stockings, ivory, possibly silk.
If my Mother saw how I pinned these delicates in such a manner, I would receive a scolding!
Disclaimer: Items are pinned to the clothes line for the picture, I put a layer of sheet on the line first for padding and hung the dress and slip and upside down.
These wonderful 50s & 60s cardigans and shell tops are from a fellow fashion doll collector. Everything gets the sunny breezy treatment before joining the collection! Yes, I kept this group out of the direct sunlight, some are wool and some are the 'new' tricot.
The sun is shining, the breeze is blowing; the linens are happy....released from their dark, cramped quarters of 80 years, and years of being stuffed into closets and trunks, the wind catches their sleeves, billowing the skirts, thank you they whisper, thank you.
Just when I need to 'air' some musty smelly clothes, there has not been a 36 hour period without a storm or rain! It is mid July...in 'sunny' Alberta! I am getting a work out just hanging out the clothes and running to beat the rain to bring them in again.