Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
"While I am unalterably opposed to corset wearing, I do not hesitate to say that the women who wear them will do well to substitute the Q.D. Clasp for those now in use." - Annie Jenness Miller, Dress Reformer.
If you'd like to more about the Dress Reformers click here.
I learned that the movement started with corsets and underwear because it "could be modified without exposing the wearer to social ridicule". And did you know that "In the 19th century, poor women were known to wear corsets "boned" with rope, rather than steel or bone, to facilitate work in the field."
"With such practical and becoming dresses available the housewife need not feel extravagant if she adds another to her wardrobe."
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Here are some of the popular gifts from The Ladies Home Journal in 1890. You would be a big hit if you gave her a carpet sweeper or a dress form. He wanted felt slippers and perfume is always a good idea!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
In 1924 the nice people at the Montgomery Ward Company sent out their Fall/Winter catalog to show you everything you could want or need. Here they give you suggestions for Christmas gifts. Choose from watches, rings, silver set, cuff links, pens, clocks and pearls. I would like the beaded bag with tortoise shell frame, thank you very much.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
In your velvetized paper Hostess Skirt. ...looks, feels, drapes, just like rich velvet! One wrap-around style fits all sizes - snips to any length with a scissors. Guaranteed to wash or dry clean and iron. Great for entertaining or for that "with it" gift. Attractively packaged, in Festive Red!