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.