Congrats Clenna & Remembering Childhood Dress Ups...

Illustration by Nancy Reynolds Gamar from book called "Charm: The Career Girl's Guide to Business and Personal Success" by Helen Whitcomb and Rosalind Lang.

Clenna is the lucky winner of the giveaway I hosted for Alice Wears Gold! Congrats Clenna! Thank you to Alice Wears Gold for sponsoring the giveaway and thank you to all who entered!

When you were a little girl, did you love to play dress ups with your Mother's and or other grown up women's fashions and accessories? I did. I would play dress ups with my Mum's treasure trove of fashions and accessories for hours, and I can really identify with this cuter than cute illustration I'm sharing with you today.

My lovely Mum was a deportment and grooming teacher in the 60's and 70's and the illustration is from one of her textbooks from 1964. The illustration is from a section in the book called "Accessories Make the Difference". Here is an excerpt: "Some girls can give a gilt-edged look to the simplest outfit by the way they use accessories. The difference between one girl's shirtdress and another's may hinge on a marvelous belt. Perhaps a handsome bag sets off the whole effect."

In my next post I am going to share my favourite vintage bag with you. It happens to be a bag I used to play dress ups with as a child and my Mum recently gave it to me...

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  1. Hi there! I am your partner for the Vintage Swap! I can't wait to get to know you better, I've got a few fun ideas rolling around in my head already!

  2. Stopping from SITS! Nice point on accessories.

  3. Hello and happy SITS sharefest day! Hope you're having a fantastic Saturday!

  4. Yes, playing dress up was a wonderful activity. I have two girls of my own and they are constantly traipsing around all dolled up.

  5. Oh I loved playing dress up as a kid! I wore Mom's shoes and we'd go garage sale-ing looking for vintage finds.

    *from SITS

  6. Hello!

    Just wanted to let you know I left you a convo about shipping the Little Women book. Thanks for visiting my shop! I love your blog!

    Warm Regards,


  7. i love the illustarion! it's just lovely!
    wish you a great day!

  8. Oh! I forgot...Could you please email me your address at so I can figure out the shipping for the book? Thanks so much!

  9. Hi: Just thought I would drop on by for a visit and am so glad I did. Your blog is super. I love the drawings and pictures. Thanks so much for sharing and I will be back soon. Cheers, Lia

  10. I hope you'll share more of the illustrations and content from her textbooks in future posts! They are right up my alley of collectible interest: beauty books, homemaking manuals, etiquette books, etc., especially for children and teens!


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