One of the great things about buying antique and vintage clothes is to imagine the history behind the pieces. Unless we have something that belonged to a family member, sometimes it is difficult to know where it came from or who owned it. When I get that rare glimpse of it, it is a fantastic feeling. I ordered this beautiful 2nd World War American nurse cape off Ebay. I was extremely surprised when the receipt printout came with a handwritten note, that I felt was imbued with love. It reads:
Do hope you will enjoy my Great Aunt Maude’s cape. She was a fine lady and very dedicated to her profession.
That got me imagining what Maude looked like. How did she dress? What did she see during the war? If only our clothes could talk. All I can do is cherish it and wear it to my heart’s content.
Details: Cape – Vintage American Nurse cape from Ebay, Dress – 70’s vintage, from Vintage Basement in London, Boots – Rocket Dog (via TK Maxx), Cardigan – H&M, Peace Belt – Primark, Head Scarf– Moschino (via TK Maxx).
I’m joining Patti’s Visible Monday, as it has become a habit.