Sunday, November 18, 2012

How long have you been collecting???

I read many articles from my fellow vintage clothing collectors that claim they have been collecting for years, would you say 10 years or maybe 20 years well how about over 50 years.  Here is a picture of my mother my sister and me with our mother taken  in 1948.  The dress our mother is wearing remains in my collection.  Growing up in downtown Toronto as a teenager in the early 1950's my mother never insisted or forced me to give away or throw away any items that I liked, so some of those special garments remain with me to-day. I went on to continue to add to my collection and in the 1970 I participated in the Old Clothing Show and Sale at Exhibition Place Toronto and had a flea market in the 1980.   Now at 72 years old I still keep acquiring items that people give to me so their treasured keepsakes go to a good home.

On my retirement 1n 2000 I started to share my collection and do CHARITY VINTAGE FASHION SHOWS, this is were many of these garments are given to me.  I am always asked two questions When will I stop,  and  what will happen eventually to all this stuff and I never give a definite answer. 
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