Friday, May 25, 2007



"'Tis strange, 'tis very strange," soliloquised the Rev. Mr. Bland, as he paced the room with great agitation, and his venerable and usually placid countenance exhibited traces of feverish anxiety........

~~~~Above is an exerpt from 'The Broken Heart'...one of the many stories in my 1830 Monthly Museum that I was so inspired to read from today. I have done a bit of cleaning, and while setting a new c1830 vingette here in the Museum, I was all the while contemplating who the precious souls were who originally once filled the sillouettes that I was primping and petting.


~~~~ Shown is a wonderful late 1830s embroidered blue silk day gown for a little girl, oh...mabey 5 or 6 years old, shown together with a gorgeous cream silk bonnet drawn over wide whalebone canes.....its most likely closer to 1838-9ish, but fits with this gown nicely~ its original papered bandbox can be seen on the floor to the left, and to the right, part of a c1825-9 white linen pelisse (coat) with blue piping~ this fit for a girl age 9 or 10.

6 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh, what beautiful dresses! What treasures you have:o)!

Lana said...

Be still my heart! Rachael ~ you have quite a collection!

Lana

Suzanne said...

How Beautiful! I'd love to come a look at all your pretties in the museum someday.

Suzanne

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Oh, Rachael -- your collection is magnificent! I want to come and visit!

Sarah

Wendy said...

Rachel, I found you! Gonna go add you to my list.
I love the dress.. what an awesome collection, wish I lived closer.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh I'm in HEAVEN..those dresses are works of art, you are so fortunate to own them . Look at that box, with those lovely shows on top!!

Deena