I love old things. Old clothes, old books, mid century modern, I love it all. A few months back, I was visiting one of my weekly estate sales and I found some really old things. Rarely in Houston do I find things from the Victorian era however, this house had quite a few things. I purchased this Victorian wedding dress: I also went back on the last day and purchased these two scrapbooks:
Both books had many newspaper clippings from the Houston Chronicle however, I could not find years printed on many of the clippings. I did find a few dates ranging anywhere from 1918-1921. The copyright date on the backs of both scrapbooks are from 1878. After going through the books, I felt as if I came to know the person the books used to belong to. She was a deeply religious (Christian) woman. I also believe she was Methodist, like me. She loved poetry and various types of writings. Christmas time was a special time for her and she had many clippings pertaining to the holidays. There was also this page:This page shows many clippings of random items. It shows a man and a women, an engagement ring, an old car, a cat, a woman dressed up, a shoe, etc. Was this the ring she wanted? Was this a cat like her cat? It just makes me wonder..
I also know that she was interested in fashion, like most women. Since I went to school for Fashion Design, I totally appreciated this clipping for a McCalls sewing pattern:
There were also these other fasion clippings, totally showing fashion from the