Monday, April 2, 2007

Vintage Fun Monday

For this week's challenge, ChrisB of Ms Cellania has asked us to highlight a piece of vintage clothing. In the Daddy D/MJD household, we are not known for throwing away old stuff. We keep old stuff for a variety of reasons. First, some of these things are treasures, second we might have a use for Aunt Ida's framastam someday, and third and overwhelmingly, we hardly ever get around to streamlining our belongings.

But on to the Fun Monday challenge, because we keep so much valuable stuff (crap), I am highlightiing four items of vintage clothing. Each is well-loved for different reasons. The old comfortable sweater that Daddy D is wearing in the picture is one that he has had since his sophomore year (1960) in high school. This picture of me and our oldest son from 1972 shows one of Daddy D's favorite skirts. The skirt is one that I inherited from my one of my older sisters, who are 4 and 7 years older than me. I shortened the skirt to fit the hemlimes of the seventies. The skirt is still in my closet. Although the button is popped, I can squeeze into the plaid school-girl looking skirt on occasion. The oldest vintage piece of clothing that I can locate is this vest that my mother wore in the eighth grade, which must have been in 1929. The vest used to have black star-shaped buttons with rhinestone centers. I wore the vest for many years into adulthood. But now there is too much of me to wear this lovely vest.


Our favorite piece vintage of clothing is called the Little Budgee Boy Blue Suit. This is darling little suit is one that Daddy D, Little Budgee, wore as a baby. In turn, our sons are pictured in the little suit. Moreover, the suit is in the closet waiting to be worn by any and all grandchildren. The black and white image is our Daddy D as a little boy some sixty years ago. Do you recognize the smile? The two pictures in color are our two sons thirty years after their dad wore the Little Budgee Boy Blue Suit.

21 comments:

theotherbear said...

Wow. I only wish I could fit one leg into any of my clothes from the 80's. Gorgeous photos, by the way - I love that little blue suit! And the skirt!

ChrisB said...

Oh those plaid skirts I remember them so well. That vest is so pretty and the pictures of the little blue suit being worn by each generation is so cute.
I think it's lovely you've started a family tradition and you never know there might be someone in the future who can wear the vest.

Beccy said...

Lucky you still being able to fit in a skirt from the 1970's.

It's amazing the you've kept and used the blue suit.

Steffi said...

Very nice pictures of good memories!It´s interestings to read the stories around the pictures!

enidd said...

enidd loves the skirt too! and she does recognize the smile.

Pamela said...

you saved some memorable stuff!!
I was thinking that if I had a skirt from high school I could wear it as an arm badn

Pamela said...

you saved some memorable stuff!!
I was thinking that if I had a skirt from high school I could wear it as an arm band

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Love the "Blueboy" outfit (even if it isn't velvet!) I remember those plaid skirts too! Cool blog entry!

Karmyn R said...

WOW - You must have taken really great care of that sweater for it to still look so good.

Robin said...

The picture of your son wrapped around your leg is my favorite (so very sweet!). It's marvelous that skirt has seen so much wear (bet your sisters never imagined you'd hold onto it!).

Nothing was saved from our childhood; I'm not sure if we had anything "worth" saving. I've put away several outfits of my sons and daughter, though, with the hope that someday THEIR babies will have need to wear them :).

It's WONDERFUL your sons were both able to wear your husband's blue suit...are they "close" to having babies of their own? (well, technically, their wives, lol).

And yes, I recognize that smile, even without the facial hair ;).

Margaret said...

I love plaid, and that you two can still get into those clothes. (most of them anyway) I just bought a couple of plaid pants. (one set of capris) Daddy D does still have the same smile! I compared both photos.

Stephanie said...

Lovely pictures, but, of course, my favorites are those that include that prescious little blue suit!!

swampwitch said...

I love these photos and especially that you keep all your stuff (crap).
Congrats to the Indiana Physics Teacher of the Year and for being an All Around Great Guy.

susan said...

I just love the sailor suit and the fact that your sons wore it as well.

I have a dress that I wore, I forgot all about putting my girls in it, despite the fact that I had planned to even as a child...sigh...I guess I'll have to put my grandkids in it someday (FAR away)

Anvilcloud said...

Neat stuff, especially the vest and skirt imo. It's nice to put the kids in clothes that have a history. We have a christening dress that I wore and I think my mother too. Both of our daughters wore it, and, hopefully, the impending grand will at least have a picture taken in it.

nikki said...

LOve, love the little blue suit. What a great thing to have in your family and be able to pass on.

Frema said...

I love ALL the clothing you featured in this entry. That skirt is a classic piece in ANY decade.

Luke said...

I remember some of those clothes, and I never realized they had been around so long. Except the blue suit. I knew the story about that one.

Jay said...

Oh goodness, these pictures are precious. Love that vest!

daddy d said...

Those little men look great in their blue suit. Time does march into the future. It is good to look back every now and again.

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