~FABULOUS LACE CAMISOLE and VINTAGE SKIRT~
Over the July 4th Holiday my Mr. AGPMan and I decided to do a little sightseeing up north. We had the most wonderful time visiting the Nebraska Prairie Museum where we saw firsthand a collection of simply amazing things! I was over-the-moon happy with what we saw!
~GORGEOUS ANTIQUE LACE CAMI~
From archival documents to period dress, the Museum was jam-packed with tons of antique and vintage finds...more stuff than one can possibly see in a single visit. It is located in Holdrege, Nebraska, and I promise you it won't disappoint!
~Sooo ROMANTIC and LOVELY~
I've included the link above in case you want to check out the Museum information for yourself!
~UP-CLOSE VIEW OF SKIRT~
Now...It isn't too often I find a sweet little something that turns my head to the point that I must carry it home. I have a true weakness for antique clothing and lacy little frocks and my passion and deep appreciation for them has done nothing but grow over the years.
~GORGEOUS LACE EDGING~
I found the charming vintage skirt and matching lace camisole you see above and below in Hays, Kansas. After visiting the Museum in Holdrege we stopped off to browse for a bit inside a few antique malls and shoppes on the way back home to Oklahoma.
~UP-CLOSE CAMISOLE LACE~
I found the price was just about right on the skirt and cami (give or take a few dollars) so I decided I just couldn't live without them...
~PRECIOUS VINTAGE BUTTONS~
They were destined to find a new and comfy little home within the walls of my La Chaumière de Briarwood...
~CROCHETED LACE CAMISOLE~
I also snagged the sweet little beauty you see above (and below) for only $6.50. I loved the heart crochet lace (simply yummeee!) and thought it would look beautiful on one of my vintage mannequin girls! :)
I can't wait to showcase this sweet little piece!
~ANTIQUE SEWING DRESS FORM~
While at the Museum I saw this lovely antique metal dress form. I had never seen one like it in person...only in an antique catalog! I used a similar image/graphic to create the greeting card you see below! How neat was stumbling onto that piece of history?
~VINTAGE DRESS FORM CARD~
~ANTIQUE WEDDING DRESSES~
Directly above are some of the dresses from the Museum! Aren't they gorgeous? Can't get lace like this much anymore. My favorite 'baby-sewing' girls (Jeannie B and Sara) will surely love seeing this lace...
Even if you COULD find a dress like the one below offered for sale today, I'm quite sure the price would be outta-sight!
~WOMEN USE TO BE SOOO TINY!~
I'm not 100% sure what size the little dress actually is...probably a size 2 or 3. Maybe even a zero! I am certainly MUCH BIGGER than that and I would never be able to fit into such a tiny little thing! The waist/rib cage was probably no more than 21". Wow!
~"GOING AWAY" DRESS~
The little number you see above is from 1910 and was a "Going Away Dress". Isn't it gorgeous?
Our Miss K ~ Age 8
~FOR NOW A GREAT STUDENT!~
Our Precious Grand-Girl
I have lots more pictures to show you from our trip and will do so later this summer! Our Miss K was with us and she loved visiting the Old School House you see above. It was a highlight for her at the Museum!
Thanks for visiting me today! I'm off to my studio to actually DO SOME WORK! Everything on my website is nearly SOLD so I can certainly tell I haven't been putting in very many business hours this summer!
Blessings for a lovely day.
Love to you...