Monday, January 26, 2015

A Visit to G.C.V.& M. Mumford N.Y. Summer 2014

In June of 2014 we enjoyed the
 Jane Austen Fair at the
 Genesee County Village Living History Museum 
in Mumford NY
There is an on going exhibit of historical clothing,
from the "Susan Greene" Collection,
and that summer the theme was;
 "Fashions in Fiction"

It was very enjoyable, and I thought 
that you would also enjoy!! 

the "John L. Wehle Gallery"


"But a word once spoken 
who can recapture it"
         Robert Louis Stevenson, 

Uncle Tom's Cabin

"There are in this world blessed souls,
whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others;
whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears,
are the seed from  which spring healing flowers
 and balm for the desolate and the distressed."
 Harriet Beecher Stowe
 Uncle Tom's Cabin

A Christmas Carol

"There is nothing in the world so
  irresistibly contagious as 
  laughter and good humor."
 Charles Dickens,
 A Christmas Carol

The Virginian 

"Here in flesh and blood was truth which
long believed in words,but never met before."
 Owen Wister
The Virginian; A Horseman of the Plains

Doll clothes

(perhaps an Izannah Walker doll's dress in red)?

"Flirting is a women's trade
one must keep in practice."
Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre

"but for my own part,
if a book is well written,
I always find it too short."
       Jane Austen

Sherlock Holmes
"No man burdens his mind with
 small matters unless he has some
very good reason for doing so."
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet

There are many drawers
 filled with so many beautiful pieces
 of the finest hand stitched 
historical treasures!


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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 Curator ~ Patricia Tice


Oil paintings on display
in the "John L. Wehle Gallery"

Mildred Mousiekin is the "Curator" at
The Butt'ry and Book'ry
and she has put together a presentation 
of heirlooms and collectings !

She is dreaming of a sleigh ride some winter day!

Beaded bags from my English
 Great Grandmama


Beautiul hand made laces and stitches

Laces and trims and dollie goods

Grandfather's christening gown

White cotton skirt and petticoat 

fur collars..

silk dress

Great Grandmama's lace sewn onto a dress 
 in the sixties by "Mommy" and myself  
from an older hand-me-down dress that was out of style.
I had designed the idea from the lace that I had
found in the sewing basket and admired.
 I begged Mommy to help me sew it, and we 
made it together without a pattern

When "Mommy was little she learned to make 3 collars in school and 
we still have all three!

Mommy's Wedding Gown!
This was pieced together by friends 
and family after the War. There was not much left in
 Berlin so this is a very cherished heirloom 
with a story of "HOPE" out of despair!
Mommy lived through incredible circumstances
in the WWII bombed out Berlin.
The loss of everything, but what was in 
2 suitcases (all else had burned) and starvation. 

Mommy and Daddy on their Wedding day


..." Why do women want to dress like men when they're
fortunate enough to be women? Why loose femininity,
which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished
by being charming then we would by flaunting around in pants 
and smoking"... TASHA TUDOR


Sometimes one is fortunate enough
to be in the right place at the right time!!

I had the good fortune to obtain
hand knit stockings once belonging to 
Tasha Tudor's own collection,
that was auctioned off  by the

Augusta -WhitagerAuction Company in 2006!

I cherish these very much, and like to think
 that perhaps she actually
even tried them on !!

 Hope you enjoyed!
Linnie and the Mousiekin Family 


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