Vintage Miscellany: October 29, 2017

Well, the lying has begun and it’s only October 29. I’m talking about the weatherman who promised overnight snow, and so far, there’s been not a single flake. I’m not a big fan of cold weather, but I do love sitting in the sunroom, watching snow fall. Unfortunately, I’ve got the cold temperatures, but not the snow. I need a lesson from the 1920s women above on bundling up.

And now for the news…

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9 responses to “Vintage Miscellany: October 29, 2017

  1. As always, I enjoy your list. You always round up interesting pieces.

    I had to laugh at the couple of comments to the article about the Daniel Day Lewis movie. I take their point (they’re not excited, as this does not look like a swashbuckling role), but I’m excited! I think we might know a few people who will be excited! My partner lives in Florence and often mentions the year that Daniel Day Lewis spent learning shoe-making in Florence. I’ve even been to the workshop, although I think it may have closed recently. DDL always applies himself thoroughly to roles. I wonder what he learned about dressmaking?

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  2. THANK YOU LIZZIE for email. The denim plant is sad and yet not surprising. I went on a “fabric research” trip for Key West Fabrics in about 1970 and visited a denim manufacturer for Lilly jeans fabric. I thought it was Dan River? Can’t wait to read the rest of this.

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    • Dan River was located in Danville, VA, but they had factories all over the area. It is likely they wove denim.

      I’m surprised they have stayed open this long, but I can’t help but think that the factory is making money. There is a real demand for selvage denim and it is not cheap.

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  3. Hi Lizzie,
    I always love reading your blog. Thanks so much for sharing your finds and your travels with us.
    I had to respond to your question whether any of us had been required to wear heels at a job.
    I was required to wear heels when I worked for an oriental rug company that leased sales space from the Dayton Hudson Department Store Company at the Rosedale Home Store. I worked there from 1987-1988, not that long ago. Yes, I climbed piles of oriental rugs and flipped the rugs as well as the guys could. All three of the gals in my department could – ‘Backwards and in heels’ as the saying goes, for real! ; ^)
    Jill

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  4. Amanda

    About being required to wear heels – nope – BUT I was required to wear pink! This was at a mini mart/gas station in New Hampshire in the early 70’s. The only pink thing I owned was a floor-length Laura Ashley dress … so I would fill gas in that thing!

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