~VICTORIA 20 YEARS AGO~
Like many of you who love romantic and cottage decor I can trace my love of all things white back to Victoria Magazine. Nothing compares to those fabulous early issues and I still find time to peruse my way through many of them several times a year. Something about them just makes my heart sing! Even after two decades the articles and photographs still take my breath away.
~GORGEOUS WHITES ARE EVERYWHERE~
Today I'm giving you a sneak-peak back in time. The issue above is what Victoria looked like in March 1992 and I thought it would be fun to see what's changed and what's stayed the same. Or better yet~what exactly would you still welcome into your home or wear upon your body after all these years?
~FABULOUS STAIRCASE POST~
I don't know about you...but this staircase post was gorgeous then and gorgeous now.
I'd so have this in my home today!
I actually love this pretty white ensemble and most definitely love the chest! But the lamp...not so much! It would have to go! With a few updated pillows the furniture would be welcomed to stay!
~VINTAGE WHITE LINENS~
Do I need to scream it out?
YES! YES! YES!
Think this dress is still worth $398.00? How about the hat for $175.00? Wonder what they'd bring today? If someone wanted to GIVE me this dress I would sooo wear it!
(That is...if I could squeeze my body into it!)
~EYELET LACE HANGERS~
Still love these sweet clothing/dress hangers.
I definitely would have these in my home!
For all you kitchen officianos out there....would you take the time to bake these charming little button cookies?
(I'd be willing to eat them, too!)
~BILLOWY WHITE BEDDING~
Would you have this Martha Stewart bedding in your home? Love the white...but that thick quilt and lace? Hmmm...not for me! I favor vintage laces, cotton throws and linen these days.
Do you like this?
~HOW ABOUT THE PRICE?~
Twenty years ago the asking price for this pretty Gardening Smock was $99.95 which included the $5.00 to ship it! Would you wear it today or go for something a bit softer? How about the price?
Would you drop a single Benjamin for this?
I wear solid colors almost exclusively so I wouldn't have worn this dress made in this fabric. I did make myself a similar dress back in 1993 out of a black rayon/cotton! I wore it with a detachable Battenburg collar and I loved it!
One of my favorite dresses ever...even now!
~CAN YOU GUESS?~
What's missing in these ads???? Color pictures? Yes! What else?
Hmmmm....how about website addresses!
Not a single www.com!
As much as things change so much stays the same!
~C'EST LA VIE~
Such is life!
I'm back working in my studio today painting and painting and painting some more!
I seriously need to clean house tho...
But~ I think I'll do it tomorrow!
Love to you...