Thursday, 9 December 2010

It's a Good Time For Finding Things

A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of my Mum and Dad on their wedding day, 1st June 1936, and mentioned that I still had the dress which had been made (from the veil) for my Christening in 1941. Hilary from The Smitten Image, being a lady in love with her camera, asked at once to see a photo of this relic, but as usual, I couldn't find it to order.
But this morning, as if to underline the Discovery Of The Nighties, The Dress fell into my hands as I was looking for a jumper in my chest of drawers. I didn't find the jumper, but one can't have everything. I had to be content with The Dress, which I have now uploaded or downloaded, ready for this post. I shall definitely link it to Sepia Saturday this week, even though today is Thursday. Blogland days have even less relevance than real world days, wouldn't you agree? 
So here are the historical pictures of a very fragile Jinksy garment which is even older than it's present owner. And that's saying something.
The Dress

Closer...

Closer...

Closest

24 comments:

  1. We still have mine too. The next generations have had their pictures taken in it -- although I'm not sure mine was.

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  2. Wow you are the lucky one finding all those goodies. The christening gown is fantastic enough without the history behind it. See what blogging can set one to. That is how I feel. I do looking for my vintage thingies and find other goodies. Love it. Blessings and enjoy the holidays gal.
    QMM

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  3. Glad that you found this piece of history Jinksy--thanks for sharing.

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  4. Geez, I can't believe it is in such great condition. Amazing. Maybe being "lost" was good for it.

    Still figuring out this WW thing and the site froze up on me two days. I finally connected with a live person but never solved anything.

    Finally I, the former build a computer person, thought, I'll just reboot. Voila! everything worked. (I usually let my computer sleep, not hibernate.)

    Not sure if my fault, WW fault, laptop fault, of just one of those unknown reasons computers do what the do.

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  5. Beautiful dress Jinksy.

    Thanks for the phone call yesterday - the party was pleasent and the food very good (priorities)

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  6. Oh, this is beautiful. What a lucky find!

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  7. That certainly is a lovely bit of stuff. Such intricate work!

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  8. Oh, that is absolutely lovely.

    Pearl

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  9. Jinksy...how gorgeous is that! We ..that is the Irish family ...have a christening gown brought over in the late 1800s by the maternal family from Scotland and most of the Babes have been done in it. Although my babes were always a bit too big for it . they had 'em small in those days!!

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  10. Family treasures are always wonderful , and your Christening dress is lovely .
    Ours was ancient when I was christened in it . Now I too am ancient , it's definitely showing its age ( a bit like me , really) and probably will never be worn again but is guarded carefully because of the family memories .

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  11. wow! immaculate detail! steven

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  12. i don't even know what i was christened in or where it is. ditto with my poor kids. but yours is beautiful. i'll pass this on to my daughter who just got married and had a nice train on her dress. if she should have a child who is christened at a small size it would make a beautiful dress.

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  13. Oh Jinsky! That's wonderful. I'm so glad to see it. What an absolutely lovely garment - its style, material and especially its history. Thank you so much for posting it, my friend. :)

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  14. This is precious.
    I am so happy you shared this with us. :)

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  15. Gosh, that lace is soooooo beautiful.

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  16. what kinds of images appear as you run your hands over it Jinksy ???

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  17. gorgeous!
    has it been used since?

    Jinksy, I really can't believe that you'd leave such a precious item in the jumble of a jumper drawer. Tut tut. It is meant to be wrapped in the finest tissue paper and kept in its own little box.

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  18. Imagine, you being that tiny and looking a picture in it, I'm sure!

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  19. What a treasure. I remember when you talked about the dress that was made for you out of your mother's veil. This is beautiful. Special memories to pass along.

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  20. And its beautiful also as well as being old....

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  21. Doesn't it humble the soul to know that we own some things which are older than us? I have old letters and war medals that are about 100 years old, and THAT's older than me for sure. That dress looks wonderful. - Dave

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  22. Dear Jinkdy,
    the Christening dress of yours is very, very beautiful lace - and even more I love the idea that it had been the veil your mother wore at her marriage, that is poetic!

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  23. Dear Jinksy: This is so beautiful the idea of making a Christianing dress from your mother's wedding veil...I am very moved by this! What a wonderfully beautiful and soulful idea!

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  24. What a precious family heirloom, and in such prisine condition, too! The detail there is amazing.


    Hope you are surrounded by love and laughter this Christmas, dearest Jinksy.

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