25 August 2015

Those 70's Clothes & More

Those of you still reading my blog (if anyone is still out there!) might wonder if I'm still blogging! I really do have the best of intentions to post more regularly, but for various reasons I just haven't had it in me lately. In the past couple of weeks I have been especially distracted by something weird going on with my eye which distorts my vision and makes it not so easy to look at a computer screen. (No worries...it will eventually resolve on its own, but in the meantime I am developing a lot of empathy for those with permanent vision loss.)

I am STILL working my way through the tubs in my basement. I am now focusing on some of the more difficult items, notably my mom's wedding dress and the tubs full of my own clothes from when I was a baby and in junior high/high school. I can understand why my mom kept some of the baby clothes but I do not know why she kept all of these 70's clothes! Mom always wanted to be ready for costume parties and theater productions so I'm guessing it had something to do with that.

I do remember many of these shirts and have a few pictures of me wearing them. If you grew up in the 70's, you probably remember the Gunne Sax brand. The long-sleeved cream shirt and the blue smock top were both made by this company, as were several of my prom dresses. We loved the Victorian look back then! :)
So I took all of my shirts out of the tubs and after washing them, I decided I didn't need to keep any of them. Last week I re-set my case at the antiques mall with a rod, and I hung them all up (priced very cheaply!) to sell. 70's Halloween costume, anyone???

I'm also in the process of going through all of my baby and toddler clothes. I will probably keep a couple of the dresses, but there are many other outfits that need to go! They are all in great shape, many like new after being washed.

There are soooooo many rompers! Why did my mom dress me like a mechanic? Must have been the style back then!

So progress continues, albeit slow, and I have hope that I'll actually make it through all of those tubs before the snow flies. Thanks for bearing with me and stopping by!


Kristina said...

Holy Moly! I'm still surprised at the sheer amount of things that you're going through, what a daunting process, both physically and emotionally. Sending you good energy to get through everything!

Janet said...

Thank you, Kristina! It really does feel like I'm slogging through this process! If it were "just clothes" or "just dishes" it would be so much easier. But as you know, it's not just stuff. Thanks for the encouragement! I can see light at the end of the tunnel now!