Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Glamorous Life!

This is how I look on my trips to Fabulon!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Solon Suit By Lilli Ann

What a great suit! Here is some more information about Adolph Schuman who designed for the Lilli Ann line.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My new favorite poet

Let me introduce you to Helen Welshimer. I found a book of her poetry and will post different ones from time to time. So I'm starting with a good one today and including the book cover and an inside blurb about this delightful writer. I tried to find out more about her, but just kept discovering more of her own writings. So enjoy what we have here. (Also please note the wonderful illustrations are by Dorthy Urfer and this was published in 1933 by NEA Service Inc.)

Friday, March 27, 2009

More baby musings from Grandma

The new baby in our family is so very tiny...she's just under 6 lbs. But she is healthy and she knows her Mommy.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More about Babies...Bellas Hess Catalog 1940

Enlarge this to see the Hand Embroidered dresses sold for 69¢, or the 49 piece layette for under $5.00. And three cakes of Castile soap for 10¢!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Let's peek in on the Princess.

Another look at a charming old story book."The king beholds the queen visiting her child."

Monday, March 23, 2009

A new baby makes everything good.

I'll get back to real life soon, but right now I'm still up in the clouds.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Life is Wonderful!

Meet the newest member of our family. Nothing is better than a baby.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

At the hospital awaiting the new Baby!

Maybe I better learn to Knit!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Small Nightdress from 1906.

All that work, for a nightgown. But what a lovely thing. It will "give much more satisfaction than the gown bought ready made."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Why I'm going home.

It has nothing to do with that new grandbaby due next week. It has nothing to do with seeing my children or even my Mom. Nope. This is why.

(There are no bubble-baths in RVs)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How Often Do Girls Date? 1958

"Ever wondered if you were having more or fewer dates than most girls your age?" Here is a very helpful chart, so you can tell if you're up to the standard!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mad Men - The Fashion - 1963

These are from a Family Circle Magazine in 1963...and they struck me as exactly what you see on Mad Men, even down to the hair styles!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dramatic Play Clothes - 1957!

I think these are terrific...just need a Cabana Boy!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bloomer Frocks!

Every wee frock needs bloomers!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Got Nothing.

Some days you just can't find your motivation...that's OK. Fabric isn't perishable.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Paris Fashion Leaders Wear Big Spectacles - that they don't need! 1925

"The correct thing is to have the frame made in colors to match the the dress"

Monday, March 9, 2009

Modeling Porch Frocks for the J.C. Penny's buyer - 1929

A well-known dress manufacturer parading his prettiest models in Porch Frocks for the J. C. Penny buyer.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

How does your kitchen rate? Check List from 1957

"No wonder you're so tired when day's done!" You need to go buy some more stuff!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Betsy McCall Paper Doll - 1957

If you click on this twice to make it nice and big you can print it out and make somebody happy!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I went on a nature walk...

This is how I dress to go see the garden. What?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

If you're somewhat larger than a sylph. Suggestions from 1939

There are RULES ladies. And if you get it wrong you'll look like a "floozy"!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

McCall's designs for the Maid of Cotton - 1957

Miss Helen Landon was the Maid of Cotton in 1957 and here she is in her, of course, all-cotton wardrobe. Being the Maid of Cotton had it's benefits besides the outfits, this photo shoot was done in Nassau!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Meet my space age siblings!

At first I was just charmed by this illustration, then I realized it's me...and my three little brothers. That's how we played all the time. Except I can't account for the rabbit, but there was usually a dog around that had been assigned a role. Love that the baby is plunged in place. And you can be sure I would have had a side arm...ever try to get three brothers to do what you wanted?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"I thought I had a problem figure"...But NO!

Here's your chance to have "real foundation garment satisfaction"...a home visit by your Charis representative for a personal fitting. (I think the secret to selling these was not getting the giggles!)