1908 Green dress

I haven’t been able to get to the Costume Museum lately.  Because of parking and other issues, the volunteer sessions I loved to attend got moved to a less regular schedule with many of them being held when I am working.  But through a Facebook friend, I did get to see one dress I have not seen from the collection.


Don’t you wish we still dress like that!  Look at those details!

A few more photos from my last album buy

The next page in my cabinet card album is not what I personally want to see…an empty window and a 1950’s/60’s woman.

IMG_20190701_083215086Not my cup of tea but still pretty awesome!

The following page is better…for me!


The gent doesn’t do much for me.  I just can’t get into men’s fashions.  They all look the same to me so I can’t put a date on them.


But the woman!  Look at her!


The hat says Edwardian era to me.  The coat says she has money.  The spats says she has style!  I didn’t find much on the photographer (but neither did I put much effort into it).



Bit by the lazy bug

I didn’t post last week.  I was bit by the lazy bug.


OK, I admit it.  That was not a lazy bug.  This big guy is a baby Luna moth (I think).  The hubby found him while walking the dog.  After his photo shoot with me, he was returned to the wild.

I also found something in my travels.


There is a bit of a hobby that I dabbled in a year or two ago…Winnipeg rocks.  People paint rocks and then hide them and hope that others will find them and post it on Facebook. They also hope that their rock is well loved and kept as a treasure or it is re-hidden and hopefully found again and posted about so that the painter can follow the travels of their rock. Some rocks even leave the country!  I like the rock I found so it will stay with me…for awhile anyway.

Next post will be historical fashion, I promise!

The older couple and the 20 something girl

Old photo albums are a joy to me.  And the hoarder in me, loves to pick them up and gaze at the fashions and wonder about the lives.  The next page I’m sharing from my last acquisition is an older couple and a younger girl.

Sorry about the blurry picture.  I’m too lazy to redo that one.


The girl looks to be in her 20’s wearing 20’s styles.  Not my thing.  It doesn’t excite me much.  The older couple is harder to peg.


My guess is an older woman’s take on Edwardian fashions.  The black lace on that bodice is yummy!  And the older dude is rocking that beard!  Put a man bun on him and he would fit right into today’s styles!

After a speedy search on the internet, I found a few references to the photographer S Belle in Fraserville that implied he was working in the 19teens. Assuming those people did their research better than I did, we can say this may back up my theory on the date of the card.