Monday, May 23, 2016

FOUND AT THE VISITOR CENTER AT OATLANDS PLANTATION IN LEESBURG, VIRGINIA






















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28 comments:

  1. Wow, the plantation was worth visiting! Don't know which one to choose - they're each so different! Many thanks for sharing this with SEASONS this week! I love it! "See: you back on Friday!

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  2. Lovely dresses! They weren't at Oatlands when I was there a year ago.

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  3. The dresses were so beautiful in that era, and women's waists were so slender!

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  4. WOW! These are fantastic adn look how small their waists were!!!

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  5. Looks like one was for a party, and one was a house dress. The party dress would really hide big hips! Leesburg is kinda close to us!

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  6. Lovely - but they don't look comfortable.

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  7. My daughter would love those big dresses with petticoats.

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  8. Great find. Pretty treasures. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Aren't these lovely to look at? But can you imagine how hot it would have been to wear them in the summer with no air conditioning? Yikes!
    Thanks for joining us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/american-tobacco-campus-durham-nc.html

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  10. Lovely dresses, but I would have hated being a seamstress in those days.

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  11. Lindo e belos vestidos.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  12. these old dresses are amazing to see and i like to see them, and while i look i say thank you thank you that i don't have to wear them..

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  13. Imagine wearing these on a hot Virginia summer day! Styles sure have changed. Thanks for sharing and please stop back again.

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  14. Beautiful dresses. I can just imagine they might be problematic to get into!

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  15. I love vintage, Denise, as you know and I really love these! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  16. Hello, these dresses are lovely. But, I can not imagine living in the time they were worn. I am glad the styles have changed. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  17. Hi Denise, wow! what wonderful dresses, the second image appears to be very heavy and warm but very beautiful. Regards John

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  18. Wonderful treasures! It would be an experience to dress in one of these for fun!

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  19. Have you seen Carol Burnett do a funny take on Scarlet in the Gone With The Wind movie? She takes a curtain off the window and fashions a dress out of it. The first lovely dress in the photo is a little reminiscent of that. :)

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  20. I always marvel at their tiny waists.
    Amalia
    xo

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  21. What beautiful gowns. I find historical clothing interesting.

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  22. What teensy dresses. I didn't see these when I visited two years ago. Were they inside the plantation?

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  23. What pretty dresses. I'm a fan of (GWTW-Gone With the Wind) and seeing dresses like these always makes me think of that movie. The clothing then was so beautiful but I bet it was hard to move around in.

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  24. I just love seeing old dresses. It's amazing to think they were all hand sewn! I can just imagine how long it took to create them.

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  25. I find the history of textiles and clothing fascinating - a glance into a world which no longer exists. I wonder if these beauties were stitched by hand by the wearer, or by a taylor/seamstress or perhaps even made with a very early model treadle machine.

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  26. Oh, I see in the fine print that each one is a reproduction - explaining their perfect condition. Beautiful!

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