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Arsenic and Old Lace

March 18, 2013

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Okay, so there’s no Arsenic here (that was just a nod to one of my favorite movies!) but I definitely have some old lace in my possession now.

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My Aunt had been collecting some gorgeous antique underclothes over the years and just gifted them to me recently when I was visiting her. What a lucky duck I am! I’m not entirely sure what years these pieces are from but, based on some of the styles, I’m sure they’re quite old. Most of the garments are underskirts, but there are also some bloomers and a beautiful chemise in there too.

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I can’t get over all the amazing lace, eyelet, and pin tuck action going on here. It’s so romantic looking, isn’t it? It’s so beautiful I can’t imagine wearing any of it underneath something else! I’ll have to do some research and try to figure out what year they’re from. The skirts are all full length and moderately straight in silhouette like an Edwardian style.

Doing research and learning the history of  vintage clothing is probably my favorite part of owning it. Garments of the past have such a story to tell, don’t you think?