Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The Passage of Time

Hi All

Time flies doesn't it? Seems like only yesterday when I last posted to this blog. Can't believe it was March 2015! I think I must have been asleep because I have no idea why it has taken so long to post.


These thimbles show the passage of time. All of it a lot before mine, I hasten to add. These little ladies show the changes in fashion in the United States from 1900 through to 1947. Originally part of a collection from Avon in the1980s.


The four above are from left to right, 1910, 1900, 1928 & 1927.



These four are 1923, 1938, 1942 & 1947.

The 1920s must have been a great decade for fashion in the US, with 3 examples from that era included in the collection. In fact the 20s were a time of great change and not just for clothes. It was the interim period between two world wars. People thought that with the end of the First World War, conflict was over and there was a new, vibrant, buzz for the future. It was the age of bobbed hair, the Charleston and automobiles.

I must admit it was Miss 1923 that first attracted me to this set. She's the one with the blue hat and chunky scarf. Isn't she lovely? I can just see her sitting behind the wheel of a 1920's car, wind in her face, grinning from ear to ear as she tootles around town, scarf flapping behind her. I wouldn't mind a scarf like that. It's perishing cold outside at the moment. She looks so snug.

My second favourite is the one on the far right. Miss 1947. Such a lovely shade of purple and would you just look at that hat?  Another post-war era. Relaxed times with relaxed clothes. She looks the most laid back of all of them. Ready for a nice, peaceful stroll along the river bank on a warm sunny day.

This collection has been discontinued for some time now which is a shame. It misses the fashions of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Although thinking about it, the 70s was all flairs and funny colour combinations... maybe missing that decade is justifiable.

Bye for now

Olly