Friday, 29 March 2013
Dampened a few to speed up the process! It takes a good ironing session to reacquaint oneself with fabric again - the good cotton, the linens, searsucker that doesn't iron and the delicate nylon organdie that required steaming.
Sorting, can't take them all....props to use...this is Mom's 1960s metal clothes hanger and she still uses it!
Then they have to dry before we cover and pack in van.
With help from a good friend and #2 son, we finally get packed, unloaded and set up.
I didn't know I had this many aprons either!!
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Remember the first sewing and embroidery class in Home Ec class?! I think our aprons are now parts of Mom’s quilts but fortunately there are many, many gingham aprons out there that survived the scissors. What was left of the scraps...an apron made for Barbie.
Attend the Wild Rose Antique Show to see the final display…and it is a great place to shop for all things antique and vintage!
Friday, 20 July 2012
Here are some pictures of what I took and what had to be left at home.
Collecting bridal is not for the faint of heart or frail body!! It takes stamina to move, pack and store bridal gowns and those crinolines!!
That is why I have friends, good friends, strong friends and 3 strong sons (oh okay, and a healthy husband).
So much to collect in this collecting realm of bridal. I had no intention of becoming a collector of wedding dresses. When I was collecting vintage Barbie dolls and clothes I kept a look out for the first dress styles, 1959 to 1968, of real dresses to match Barbie’s fashion. Wedding dresses are like teddy bears, even though I am not a collector of teddy bears more than a few of them have found their way home with me.
What to take! It is so hard to decide what items to pull and show. I decide to bring my oldest and a variety of items.
And 1972 Japanese (american) wedding kimono.
Thank you Wild Rose Antique Collecting for having us!
Same time next year....okay?
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Here is a picture of me in 1979 with mitts made by my mother. My friend Sharon took the picture for a photography assignment we were taking at Grant MacEwan. She received a good mark because of the clarity of the picture and capturing my feeling of being very cold!