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Friday, April 15, 2011


I had the good fortune recently to be invited to tour an old home in the area.  It was an amazing 60's mod with architecture that made me want to cry--dark hardwood floors, a built in indoor fountain surrounded by wrought iron, walls of windows and shoji screens.  I never knew anything like that existed around here.  It's like it was made for me, then put on hold for me to find 50 years later.  Except that I don't have a million dollars.  Ugh.  Why oh why did I think government service was a good idea???  Darn me and my idealistic youth!

Imagine my utter thrill stumbling upon, within walls and walls of reading material, that the homeowner had been a seamstress, knitter and cook.  I was given freedom to take what I wanted, so this is what I got:

 The one on the left is a cookbook put out by the Junior League of Memphis in 1952.  The one on the right is from the Willie Maude Willimore School of Gourmet Cookery and has handwritten recipes inside.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vintage Bathing Suit

Does anyone know where I can find a pattern for a swimsuit along these lines
This one is from the 30's and is $450

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

60's robe!!

This was supposed to be a Christmas present for my Aunt Donna, but when I didn't finish it in time, I put it aside for too long.  I finally went back and finished it!

The pattern:

And Myrtle (my dressform) modeling the outcome: