Friday, May 11, 2007

Welcome! It has come time for me to finally try and keep up with these modern times. I dont know if I will be any good at this blogging thing, but I will try! I hope you will keep checking back~ here is where I plan to post all museum news, exciting new acquisitions, bits of history, and of coarse what all the happenings are with Diamond K Folk Art.
Above is a very special & precious ensemble, modeled by one of the best human mannequins on the earth, my 5 yr old, Emma. As a normal, I do NOT condone the wearing of antique garments by ANYONE. Especially pieces prior to the 1850's, which are exceedingly rare. For this photo, little Emma was dressed in all period undergarments, with particular attention to movement, as to not stress any seams.
This intance is particularly special, as it is rare for me to have an entire wardrobe gathered from different sources, that, at that time, actually fit one of my 4 children. The plush winter poke bonnet is c1836, with undercap of spotted and puffed mull, c1825. Dress & petticoats gold lustring silk, c1830-35, and gorgeous white spencer jacket & attached pelerine, 1836. Emma holds a wonderful hand painted American basket purse, c1830-35


Lana said...

Rachael ~ So glad to see you here! I'm adding your blog to my list. I look forward to seeing photos of items in your museum. Your daughter is a doll!

Take Care & Get well Soon!

Auntie Keebe said...

Rachael, Lovely Blog! Where is your museum located? I'd love to be able to include it in a gallivant this summer. I'm particularly curious if you have any front closing late 1820's to mid 30's ladies gowns in your collection. The children's clothing is very exciting as well. I'm working on 3 new early 40's girls gowns for Bent's Fort this summer, and my daughter really likes seeing other clothing on a real girl- it helps her visualize what she might get to look like! Thank You!