I used to do a feature I called Tuesday’s treasures. I would volunteer at the Costume Museum on Tuesdays and I’d share something I saw. Then, for two years I couldn’t volunteer so the feature died. I’m back at it now so let’s see if I can resurrect this old feature.
This past Tuesday the museum was setting up a new pop up exhibit in our work space. It is ladies undies and PJ’s through the ages. I didn’t take photos of everything…just the stuff I’m interested in or that I worked on.
I wasn’t too wildly excited about all that white cotton and linen but the travelling case they are displayed in is pretty awesome.
My main job was setting up the display drawers with fans, stockings and jewelry. My work mate and I decided not to go with consistent dates in each drawer but more along the lines of color and pattern.
The black lace drawer.
The swirl in the middle is a hair necklace and just above that is a hair brooch.
The white drawer.
The carved fan on the bottom middle is lovely!
This drawer is a bit of a mish mash. They would have suited other drawers but there was already to many other items in them. Lets call it the overflow drawer!
There are two chainmail purses in this drawer. If you look at the fan in the top/middle…just to left of it is a small coin purse and just below the fan is a slightly larger one with finer links.
This drawer featured painted fans. I adore the bag in the middle!
The pink and mauve drawer.
The fan on the bottom middle has a cool little metal lever in the slot. Moving the lever up and down will open and close the fan!
The beads and feathers drawer.
The two little pins on the bottom are pictures of birds made with tiny little feathers.
The paper drawer. The fans are mostly made of paper.
Guess which one is my favorite!
My latest foray into the Edwardian era has me interested in these undies. I don’t need more junk in my trunk but the corset cover could be useful.