Mad Scientess Jane Expat
The lovely frilly nightie I'm wearing was my grandmother's. I think she acquired it some time in the 1950s. She gave it to my mother, who then passed it to me. I have always tried to take very good care of it, because it's a beautiful item. I like to picture Grammy wearing it as a woman in her thirties, brushing out her long brown hair and re-braiding it before bed.
Beautiful as always. Is it made of silk? like does it shine at light. It looks it was just made, good for you keeping it in good shape, you could probably have it decades from now.
I'm pretty sure it's synthetic, but I'm not sure what it's made of. The labels are long gone. It's surprisingly robust, considering how fine/thin the fabric is. Still, I only ever hand-wash it!
Probably why it lasted, the hand-washing it. My dad owns 1969 camaro and he doesn't even like anyone touching it;) so it still looks it was made yesterday. I like old stuff, its amazing if you can keep that way, will be over century, and the crazy thing is that today's stuff don't even last one year.
What a marvelous compliment. Thank you.
Tried to google a representative image, too lazy to search more,
the internet runs on scantily clad women
The internet runs on cats, it's purpose is scantily clad women :)
*looks at last few posts* Well, I'm definitely doing my part, then.
The story behind the photo makes it even lovlier.
My family have always been very private about their inner lives, so I don't really know much about my grandparents' relationship. This is one of the few items that lets me conjure up a little of what they must have been like together.
Love the colors and look of the photo, but I like the other vintage shot you posted on your flickr too
Thank you! There are more to come...
I seem to have developed a staring problem!
Oh dear. Stay away from strong winds.