Hints of Spring.
Today I spent the afternoon with my friend Ellery, and what a lovely and chilly day it was. It looked like spring, there was even this little crocus on her lawn opening up to the sun. I opened up my suitcase full of spring dresses and pulled out this blue monogrammed shirtdress. Paired with a wool cardigan and matching petticoat gave it a little more warmth, along with a trench coat for walking around, but still too cold for the other 30s and 50s sundresses. Sigh.
We stopped by the Discovery thrift shop where there was this sliding glass cabinet perfect for hats, but I have no room and no money for such a fancy display. I did however find a red rectangular scarf for bows and a monogrammed scarf with a "G" on it I've seen and wanted in the old 40s Sears catalogues. I don't know what the "G" stands for, Ellery says "Gangsta'" I say "Gerbil". I think we are both right.
This weekend I will be posting excerpts from the "How to clean everything" book. If you would like to know how to clean something circa 1952, submit your question here
So far I have stockings, silk scarves, a bakelite radio, and straw and felt hats as well as veils.