Thursday, October 21, 2010

In the Attic


I wandered up into the attic of On a Shoestring and found a treasure trove of items from days gone by. The attic window illuminated this lovely handsewn blouse.

18 comments:

jb said...

Let me guess... you bought it.

Laurie said...

Oh, lovely lovely lovely!

Bibi said...

Almost ghostly....are you feeling Halloween....? :)

-K- said...

This is a very gentle, soothing photo.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous and delicate.

Olivier said...

superbe photo, ce b&w est tout en delicatesse, la lumiere est magnifique, bravo j'adore

brattcat said...

What a fine shot.

Kate said...

This looks like a lovely museum piece. Needs to be preserved!

Virginia Floyd said...

Beautiful. This makes me think of the times when women made all their own clothes. So much time and art went into the tucks and lace. I wonder whose hands made this and where she wore it.

Daryl said...

Oh .. I love old gently worn clothing but alas I am too big boned for such things and they never fit ... :-(

Birdman said...

Kinda spooky!

steviewren said...

Those stitches, tucks and pleats make me sad that so few people find the time to make wearable art anymore...because that is what that blouse is...I bet the original owner just thought of it as a necessary part of her wardrobe. Beautiful find. Your photo would look lovely framed and hung in a bedroom or bathroom.

Virginia said...

Thanks everyone. I agree that this is an art form that not many can replicate today. Nice that maybe it will find another good home.
V

Bob Crowe said...

Damn, that's good light. I'm in love.

altadenahiker said...

That seems so very Southern to me.

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams

Ken Mac said...

speaks volumes

Rachel said...

Beautiful photo!!! I haven't been to On A Shoestring since I was a little girl. I should totally go visit!

Thanks for coming today - it was a pleasure to meet you!!

Rambling Round said...

How beautiful and how fragile! And glad you joined Alabama Bloggers.