WE ALWAYS SAY "YES"TO A DONATION
Last Thursday a woman called the costume shop and asked if we were interested in a donation of "old clothes" that a family member left after some family problem (don't really care). A shed full of stuff. We always say "yes", because you never know. On Friday we unloaded 2 pickup truck loads of boxes, bins, more boxes. This is a small look at the donation.
I took some photos, but I really needed to log all the pieces in. Could have spent the whole day taking photos. Enjoy this taste.
The next photos make me sad. Beautiful 1920's dresses that are falling apart. The silk is so fragile we'll never be able to use these. We will put them in acid free storage boxes and use them for teaching and research.
Most of the donation was woman's clothes. There was a couple of tuxes and military uniforms. And these 2 fun skirts.
all-over floral print from the 60's
Welcome to the 70's
Like I said, only a very small part of the donation. I will take some more photos ( some of the labels are fun) when I get time. The musical is fast approaching. I probably won't get to the shoes and hats until April, but there are some really awesome shoes. Too bad I wear a size 10.
In the immortal words of Joan Crawford: No Wire Hangers!
Oh my goodness what a treasure!! I would love going through all of that!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful dresses, the offwhite and the pink princess dress!ReplyDelete
What fabulous things despite the decay! that white leather suit is incredible, like Jackie O gone kinky! xxxReplyDelete
The Mother Lode. One believes the woman who wore these beautiful garments would be touched by your tears over the fragility of remanants of her youth -- and tickled to see her glam gown slinking across the stage.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh!! I would have fainted! Look at all that!ReplyDelete