We’re now up to the letter V in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, and for me this was always going to be about “Vintage Style”.
V is for VINTAGE STYLE
I love a whole lot about the style and stuff from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The lace up boots, the corsets, the choker necklaces, pocket watches, hats and more … love it, so it’s no wonder that I’m completely fascinated by a copy of the Lassetter’s catalogue that my dad has. What is Lassetter’s catalogue you ask?Good question. Lassetter’s catalogue was issued regularly, and the copy he has is dated 1913. This catalogue (actually it’s more like a 1100 page massive book) is a simply chock full of EVERYTHING, and I do mean E -V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G is listed in this catalogue. Clothes, shoes, soaps, hair pins, jewellery, travel luggage, gold clubs, cigarettes, suits, farm machinery, canes, inks and writing paper, bird cages, candles, dinnerware … you name it, it’s there, all with sketches and prices. It really is the coolest book! The images shown here are taken from this book.
And just to prove that I really do love vintage style (with a bit of a modern twist) here’s a pikki of me with Mr Lonetester on our wedding day. Note the lace up boots, corset (not that you can really see it here), the snazzy top hat, long tails jacket, and choker necklace … yep, I’ve always had a bit of a thing for vintage style.