April 9, 2013

Old threads...



"A Vintage Affair"
New Hope, PA



"What I really love about them is the fact that they contain some one's personal history.
I find myself wondering about their lives.
I can never look at a garment without thinking about the woman who owned it.
How old was she? 
Did she work?
Was she married?
Was she happy?
When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and the thread,
you 're buying a piece of some one's past."

--Isabel Wolff,  A Vintage Affair


--Kathy

22 comments:

  1. This is lovely Kathy! and yes, it is very interesting to think about the lives of these people. I have my great grandmothers wedding dress and her tiny wedding shoes, and always wonder so much about her life when I see it. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. That's so true! I just love the quotes you find :o)

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  3. Lovely post Kathy. Reminds me of a quote I read once that said "I like to look at people and think....somebody loves them." I suppose these things help us to be more compassionate human beings.

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  4. So so true and such a stunning picture!!

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  5. The photo is great, and the quote goes with it beautifully. I wonder about the people who wore the clothes, too. So much history.

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  6. You captured a time, now it's up to us to fill in the place and circumstances and people...great black and white shot!

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  7. I love your quote!!! I buy a lot of vintage...more home goods rather than clothing, but I love feeling the history of each object!!!

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  8. Breath-taking photography and gorgeous piece of clothing... I love it, love it, love it!

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  9. Amazing photo. I agree and I think a piece of clothing like this does reveal something about personality

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  10. So did you buy this and play dress up? :) Lovely photo and quote. xo

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  11. How cool. Love your photo.

    Hugs~

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  12. If that frock could talk! Nice shot!

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  13. A wonderful photo - especially fitting in the black and white.

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  14. Creative photography and thoughtful post ~ ^_^

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  15. That is exactly how I feel about old houses.

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  16. That book is on my to read list. Lovely photo. Visiting from Walk and Click.

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  17. Everything has a story to tell if we just try to find it. Great shot and words to matach.

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  18. So pretty!! I love the photo as well as the fabric!

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  19. Great blog and lovely picture!!! Will visit your blog regularly... hmm..so 1 more blog added to my DAILY VISIT LIST (other is www.youseeindia.com for videos of India)
    .. great work....cheers!!

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  20. Hmmm...never thought of it quite like that before. Now, you're going to have me questioning my goods from the thrift shops. Does it look like it has an eerie past or not. I'm scared. lol

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  21. Love your close up of the petticoat ... makes me wonder who's wearing it and what the story is ... Thanks for sharing on Walk and Click Wednesday!

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  22. I am so in love with this photo! Thanks for linking up with Inspired Tuesday.

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