Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday Noir et Blanc: Attic Treasures
















My friends and I used to love to play dress-up with the costumes my Mom kept in the attic.

My Grandmother saved old clothing, too. I wore her long, silver, silk-lamé dress with a sweet little cape from the 1920's to my High School prom. (It was a great contrast with my funky-punky hair!)

10 comments:

Elizabeth said...

We had a Moroccan fez which smelled awful and all sorts of other odd treasures.
Thanks for the memories!

Word verification:
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is this a movement I should follow?

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

shelby loves to play dress up. we have bought items and odd items i've collected over the years. she likes it best when i make her stuff to wear. such a sweet illustration, i like this one. :)

Jennifer said...

Haha, yes, Elizabeth! :-)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Christine! What a good mom you are, making her things to wear. My grandmother also once made me a skirt and bonnet a la Little House on the Prairie, which I adored! :-)

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

whoa...hold on a minute...when i said make i meant paper hats, and crocheted necklaces....i never said i could sew...let alone follow a pattern! LOL

Jennifer said...

Well hey, that's still pretty neat! And if Shelby loves it, that's all that counts. ;-)

Vivian said...

Your Grandmother's dress sounds beautiful. Perfect backdrop for punky hair!

I wish I saved my bridesmaid dresses for my kids to dress up in.

Jennifer said...

It was quite a dress, Vivian! Wish it still fit. ;-)

Maybe I'll be brave enough to post a photo of it someday...

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh this is beautiful Jen! I love this! It's begging for a story.. can you hear it? :o)

Jennifer said...

Thank you, Ali-- You are always so nice and encouraging, amiga! :-)