Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fun Monday - Do I Wear On You?

The Hula Girl at Growing Older But Not Up is this week's Fun Monday hostess. For our Fun Monday assignment, Hula Girl is asking us to show those pieces of clothing we just can't part with, whether we wear them or not. Last summer, we completed a similar Fun Monday task so most of the following is from last summer's post.


There are two treasures that I have kept for a very long time. 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. They wore these skirts in high school, and my sisters graduated from high school in 1957 and 1961. 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.









To view clothes that other people cannot throw away, visit the forever young Hula Girl.

Addedum: After posting my Fun Monday entry, I came across these two shirts. When our sons were young, sometimes we would create colorful t-shirts using iron-on crayons. Young Luke made both of these creations.

The Byron t-shirt he made for my Dad.

Luke must have made the dinosaur shirt at age six or seven.



On the back of the shirt, Luke included his name and this remorseful dinosaur.

28 comments:

daddy d said...

That plaid skirt is a classic. Somethings are just good forever. It has a history that should live on and on.

Faye said...

What an endearing photo Molly, with that little hand holding on to your leg. Trying your school girl skirt on every now and then is much better than relying on a pair of pants with a waistband and zipper to keep "things" in check.:)

What else do you know about the vest? It looks very ethnic--like maybe a part of a ceremonial costume. I saw similar in Ukraine.

Heather said...

Your mother's vest is beautiful. I remember wearing a skirt of my mom's for quite some time, until I got too big for it. I quite enjoyed the feeling of wearing something my mother had worn. And I love plaid, by the way!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the skirt!!! And you remember then [being your from 'my' generation] the kilt skirts, with the huge safety pin in front? I loved those.

Great Fun Monday Molly.

nikki said...

I really love the dino shirts. What a creative kid!

hulagirlatheart said...

Love the t-shirts and the skirt is great. Plaid skirts never really go out of style do they? The vest is fabulous. I would wear that. Thanks for playing along today!

swampy said...

The photo is a classic...those arms wrapped around you.
Love the vintage vest. What an heirloom. And that skirt? Does that bring back memories for me !
The t-shirts are just like wearing expensive art. Too cute.

Pamela said...

that you can still fit into the skirt... wow...!

Jan said...

What a fun post for fun monday. The skirt is great, I love plaids, too. My Dad always loved plaids, and our Mom would make us plaid dresses. It's amazing that I still love plaid.

I want to know what your son Luke is doing, now. He's pretty creative.

Gattina said...

I love the picture of you in 1972, I have a similar one, also with my son only 2 years later !

storyteller said...

Ah ... the plaid skirt brings back memories of my college dayz when I wore LOTS of those. Methinks I finally got rid of my plaid skirt collection in my early 50s though I'm sure I didn't wear them after 35 or so (I'm such a pack rat, but I am working on changing that about myself ... gradually and with some success). I love the 'additions' at the end of your post and am still THINKING about doing that to mine but trying not to be obsessive about things today.

Thanks for dropping by my Fun Monday at Small Reflections. Have a marvelous Monday!
Hugs and blessings,

Jo Beaufoix said...

The skirt is wonderful and I adore your little boys designs. I can imagine people buying them in the shops now. Wonderful.

Cruise Mom said...

I love that 70's look in the photo - everything, the skirt, the hair, the cabinets... And the boys creations are wonderful too.

Rose said...

The skirt is really cute; congrats on being able to wear it still!! Thanks for visiting.

Rose said...

The skirt is really cute; congrats on being able to wear it still!! Thanks for visiting.

Margaret said...

I LOVE plaid skirts--I don't think plaid ever goes out of style. I have plaid pants and plaid capris, plus a couple of plaid skirts. The t-shirts are adorable!

lisa marie said...

Wow you can still fit in that skirt! I'm impressed!

I love the t-shirts your son made. Those are great! And wonderful that you still have them!

grace said...

yes, I second that, wow that you can still fit in that skirt, it is such a cool skirt

Nessa said...

I love the t-shirts and your skirt is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Oh Molly, how sweet........Maybe Luke's second will be a boy and he will one day wear the shirts his Daddy wore.

REM

karisma said...

I love your mums vest! Very pretty! And the tshirts look very cute! Especially the dinosaurs! I don't really own anything vintage so to speak but my mum has stuff from before I was born that she just could not part with!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

THat vest is absolutely gorgeous!

Sayre said...

That's so amazing that you still have that vest! When I was in high school, I went through my grandmother's attic and was wearing 1940s clothing to school for a while (in the late 70s).

Mia said...

school girl plaid skirt is here to stay! I love the crayon creations too! such a good idea

robinellablog said...

Love the skirt and the vest. I have got to find those crayon iron on things. My sons would go ga-ga over it.

Jen M. said...

I love that you still have those trasures - I throw everything away and sometimes regret doing so.

Luke said...

I doubt that I would still fit in the dinosaur shirt. And I wonder why he was so sad.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I also tend to toss alot of things. Very few things are kept unless they are true treasures.

I think the skirt's still pretty cool! :)

Thanks for sharing! And thanks for swinging by my place too!