I say closets because Nana had every closet in the house filled with her wonderful fashionable bits and pieces. She was a dress maker and made all her own hats, gloves, shoes, frocks, handbags, the lot! Later she travelled the world with my Grandfather a lot and continued her collection, love and passion for fashion, collecting pieces that drip with style. As she still does today.
Every so often she decides to do a clean out and puts all the things she no longer wants into a suitcase. She calls up the 3 granddaughters and we zoom round there as soon as we can to pick the eyes out of the treasure chest.
Some gorgeous hat pins, all hand-made ofcourse.. “Apparently everyone had hat pins, how else was your hat suppose to stay on?”
A small sample from the boxes of clip on earrings. I already have some similar to the ones in the bottom right and people always comment on them.
From top left clockwise: A pocket hand mirror, a small clutch bag; hand embroided, Christian Dior Sunglasses; I’m guessing from the 60’s..., a small gold locket and a hat pin’ featured below.
From top left clockwise: A reading glasses case with red velvet interior, pearl necklace of my great grandmothers, a rose broach, a old brownies broach and a belt clasp.
This weekend we didn’t get a phone call but a visit from Nana to the beach house. Here are some of the little gems we picked out.