Friday, May 31, 2013

For The Love Of An Antique Gown

Good morning sweet friends.
Whilst Bob and I were strolling through
Greenfield Village,
we literally stumbled upon
this awesome private collection
of Civil War Era gowns.
Circa 1861 to 1865.
It was not on our map of things to see.
I was awestruck at these beauties.
So many colors and early fabrics.
From calico's to satins.
A wedding gown...
To party gowns.
Then there are the every day ones.
So much detail in these beauties!
I did not count them all,
but guessing at least a hundred.
What an awesome collection.
What do you think?
Apparel Blessings To All!


  1. Morning Janice, OMG!!!! So beautiful the Civil War gowns are, amazing collection for sure.....Thanks for sharing your stumble, :) Francine.

  2. Morning Janice. The gowns are beautiful,quite the treat to stumble upon!So happy you shared.Have a wonderful weekend.Hugs,Jen

  3. BEAUTIFUL....I do not remember this on our trip to Greenfield Museum - thanks for sharing with us.
    Goodness they dressed so beautifully back then - even in their everyday dresses.

  4. I often wonder what it would have been like to always wear gowns like that.

  5. Pure awesome Janice! (although I am thankful for my old jeans!) ~*~Lisa

  6. Wow, I would have loved to see the dresses in person~ thanks for sharing!

  7. What a wonderful collection. I could just sit and admire this collection all day. I'm sure the attention to detail on the dresses is unbelievable. ~Ann

  8. I haven't seen these and I am only 10 minutes away at most. I hope they will still be there as soon as it cools off.


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