What does it mean when a person starts to dream about vintage clothing? Does it mean that she is obsessed, and that there are not enough hours in the day to think about one’s hobby? Or maybe it means that she’s reading too much about fashion history. Perhaps it’s merely that she had a very spicy dream-inducing dinner that evening.
Whatever the cause, a few nights ago I had the most vivid dream about shopping in an antique mall that seemed vaguely familiar, but which I couldn’t quite place. My husband was with me, and we came upon a booth of vintage clothing and accessories. I was immediately attracted to a pair of boots which were like Victorian carriage boots, but were made from a shiny green brocade, with fur trim and leather sides that were rather like a L.L. Bean hunting boot.
But what was really disturbing was that the seller had taken a black Sharpie marker and had written the provenance of the boots actually on the leather. The story wrapped around the boot and the seller ended up by saying that the boots were in perfect condition! Then we noticed that the seller had written on all her merchandise with this black marker. All the items were unusual and rare, and in otherwise perfect condition.
I’m sure I’m not the only collector to ever dream about shopping for her collection, but I do hope that any other of you dreamers had less of a nightmare than I did!