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Joanne Thompson
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National Trust I'm Your Fan
A few weeks ago I attended the National Trust vintage clothing sale at Como House in Melbourne. Como is an historic mansion dating back to 1847 and is a popular venue for weddings, functions and exhibitions. Once a year it hosts a vintage clothing sale. Man...

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Snapshot 1947
Today I was delighted to receive this magazine in the post. The Australian Home Budget magazine for May, 1947. Only one and a half years after the end of the war, Australians, like the British, still had rationing for many of life's necessities, and foremos...

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Throw Off Your Corset - 1920s Risque Photographs
In Edwardian times women were becoming emancipated from their corsets and restrictive clothing. Coco Chanel was instrumental in this, designing comfortable clothes in stretch jersey for uncorseted waists, and popularising a more mannish look as she herself ...

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50s Frocks on Stage - Ladies In Black
Last week my partner and I gritted out teeth and fronted up to the first play of the Melbourne Theatre Company's 2016 season, Ladies In Black. Why gritting our teeth, I hear you ask. Because we both dislike musicals, especially my partner. Then, why were we...

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Lost in the '30s
Today I started a job I'd been putting off for ages and dreading, clearing out the hall cupboard. This is a big cupboard and by the time I'd taken everything out I couldn't move in the hall and had thrown piles into the adjacent bedroom and living room. In ...

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Special Offer
Like my Facebook page and then message me to receive a 10% discount coupon, valid till the end of January, 2016. Facebook - Louisa Amelia Jane

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Make and Mend - Necessity as the Mother of Invention
Last month I purchased a fabulous little book - "Make and Mend For Victory", published in the US during World War 11. This book is full of hints and instructions for dressing oneself and one's family smartly when resources were short. On the opening facing ...

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1952 Time Capsule
I recently had an appointment with a private seller who told me she had some 1950s nightgowns and gloves she wanted to sell. Great! I turned up to the address I was given which turned out to be an old block of units in inner Melbourne. The outside was not a...

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Snapshot - 1935
I was so excited yesterday when a package of vintage knitting books I had ordered from the US arrived in the mail. They were all wonderful and I will share them with you soon. But there was one book that for me just stood out from the rest. Design by Elsa S...

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1960s Bridal Beauty
Last year I bought this wedding gown from the late 1960s. Judging by the sleeves, I have dated it to 1968-1970. I was really beautiful but oh so badly stained, but I thought it was worth the gamble of being able to restore it. The marks were a lot worse tha...
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