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Old 02-01-2006, 01:13 PM   #31
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80's vintage ? that's me lol
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Old 02-01-2006, 06:51 PM   #32
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yes, you are middie! Now, go get out that aqua net!
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:22 PM   #33
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I have several dresses that were tailored maid for me when we were in Korea (1963-1965) that I just can't part with. They no longer fit but the Brocade fabric is so beautiful. My favorite is Gold Brocade with Pattern on Pattern (or so I was told ) Gold with a bronze chrysanthemum flower woven in..fulley lined with a matching short jacket.

As far as jewelery goes..I have a framed Christmas tree made out of old jewelery..the top piece is from the "40's"
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:27 PM   #34
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I also have the suit that we were (me) married in..1954)

Don't think I could get it past my big toe now..
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Old 02-01-2006, 07:58 PM   #35
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I knew you'd find this thread, Dove!
Do keep those treasures! What a lovely remembrance of an earlier time! As for the jeweled Christmas Tree, my Grandma and her sister in law each made one years ago. I always thought they were quite pretty, but when Grandma moved to a smaller place, mom thought it wasn't attractive and got rid of it!
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:12 AM   #36
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I've recently inherited some (what I think of as) beautiful jewellery from my Gran and Aunts that none of my cousins wanted, deeming them too old fashioned. Being "overseas", I'm last in line, but I don't care about that. The pins and earrings are marcasite (sorry about the spelling) and jet, and there are two evening bags and a few really dainty monogrammed handkerchiefs (the hankies are such a personal item - I am honoured). I adore them. I've been wearing the pins on my winter coat, and have recieved so many compliments. I treasure these items - I think they are absolutely gorgeous, and I wish we could dress with the ceremony that our mom's and grannies and aunties enjoyed.
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:59 AM   #37
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who says you can't, Sandy?
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:14 AM   #38
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My Dad was an officer in a Highland Regiment of the British Army. This meant he and my Mum had to attend a lot of regimental events in full evening dress or sometimes my Mum would wear wonderful cocktail dresses. I remember her coming into my bedroom to say goodnight before they left - she smelt so nice and looked so pretty and my dad looked wonderful in either his kilt or dinner jacket. I WISH I'd kept some of those dresses. I have kept some evening bags and a couple of 'stoles', as they called wraps in those days! She wore wonderful hats, too. All gone now
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:57 AM   #39
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I am so jealous. I'm very tall, very broad shouldered, and not slim (not obese either). BUT that pretty much makes vintage clothing a wash for me ... they simply didn't make women like me in those days. But I love the look, and do go shopping with friends who buy vintage clothing. I have to say, though, that bell-bottoms and tie-dye are best left in the past.
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:02 AM   #40
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Oh, Ishbel, I, too, am a military brat. Daddy was "just" a sergeant, but Mom and he dressed to the nines for balls, dinings in, dinings out, cotillions, etc, on a regular basis. I think back very fondly of the days when I'd sit on their bed (as eldest child I was the babysitter), helping to pick out her jewelry and perfume, checking to see if her hose seams were straight and the back of her hair just so. I think we miss a lot by not having that for our children. You can go to the very classiest restaurant in my town wearing jeans. This is an improvement?
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