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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  1. Oh what treasured things you have with wonderful memories.
    My Grandmother was a milliner to the royal family but all I have is a few sewing items out of her sewing box.
    I always wonder with old things you find about the person who wore them, you know all the history which you treasure.
    Such a lovely post, I enjoyed all the other dresses too & myself am always in a dress.
    Fondly Michelle

  2. Such an amazing collection of images ~ I love textiles, garments, embellishments of days gone by where such care and love was put into every stitch.
    I have recently found some old Victorian children's clothing in my attic! We have no idea of their history. I do, however, have my Grandmother's apron and gloves which she wore to wait upon Queen Elizabeth on a rare visit to our village.
    I have enjoyed my visit here today immensely. Thank you.
    ~~~Deb in Wales

  3. Such gorgeous things! I like your collection as well. To have these things from your ancestors is very special. The lace and fabrics of years past were so beautiful. Thank you for sharing all these photos.

  4. Dear, dear friend. I am so happy to be here tonight, first of all having visited our dear Penny (she has a new bear on the block!) and now to see you. These early American artifacts are so stunning, and the shoes....THE SHOES are so telling. I love to see how the socks also were made, and how all of these works of art have evolved over the years. And the Mousekins! Well of course, they too much parade about their wares for their artifacts are of utmost importance! Tehehehehehehe

    Linnie, I am so happy to still be visiting others, and one day, I will return to blogging once in a while. But for now, the extra time I have is wonderful.

    Praise God for His goodness and faithfulness to us all, from each generation to the next. PEACE TO YOU! Anita

  5. Heavens to Betsy Linnie, you have outdone yourself once again! Fabulous, fabulous costumes. WHY oh why do we dress in such a common and uninteresting clothing these days. In the past, EVERYTHING one put upon their person was so wrought with detail and care. the hours that went into that lace,embroidery and tiny stitching. I love the bonnet with the floral designs and the doll clothes from the 1840's are so fine. It is a wonder to behold. I can never decide which time period I love the most when it comes to fashion. You really did a lovely job on this post, I will need to visit again, there is so much candy in this shop I need more time to take it all in! Jeri

  6. Dear Linnie,
    I will need to come back again tomorrow to soak up all the beauty here... What an amazing post! I just adore all the clothing, and your mother's wedding dress. I love the photo of your mom and dad.. Oh goodness, so much to see.

    Thank you so much for visiting and your sweet note.. So Cosmo has his very own glass case for his extra crown? Wonderful!!
    I'll be back tomorrow to take it all in

  7. Oh Linnie!
    Your pictures are more than wonderful! I wish I had known about this exhibit --- but thank you for sharing the photos you took. I loved the picture of your mother's wedding gown. I recently saw an exhibit at our local museum where the bride used the silk material from her husband's parachute for her wedding gown. How special to make something so beautiful out of such adversity!

  8. Such a wonderful, very interesting post. What beautiful treasures you have dear Linnie, and what a great job Mrs. Mousiekin did presenting them. I loved the bittersweet story of Mommy's wedding dress ♡ Bless you sweet friend

  9. Dear Linnie,

    I would have swooned at the museum, and they would have had to clean up lots of drool of the glass, as well! :) Your own collection is quite astounding; what luck to have a pair of stockings that were Tasha's. I'm DEFINITELY coming to visit you someday, and they'll have to drag me away.



  10. The amount of detail that it takes...the tiny stitches needed for the garment to be strong and lasting...the work that it took makes it all the more precious.

    Thank you Linnie for sharing your trip with me :0) I pray that you are doing well after this storm that passed our area.


  11. Linnie my talented friend! I am enjoying my evening here, with you. Thank you for visiting and for the friendship. I am enjoying have the time to read and write, for I have already seen the difference in what I can now accomplish with my time. But you all are so important to me, and I so adore coming here to visit again. Yes, Tea Rat is always up to something, and will soon be getting some mouse friends from Penny's workshop!!!!!! Tea Rat sends his affectionate regards to the Mousekins and to you...XOXOOX

  12. I'd LOVE to visit that museum. Such beautiful handiwork on each piece of clothing. Thank you for sharing with us!

  13. Linnie,
    What a trip you were blessed with! I must admit to being smitten with Sherlock's dress coat. The shoes~oh the detail in some of them is amazing. You have quite an enviable collection yourself. I love your great-grandmum's reticule, so pretty. have some thing of Tasha's-now that is special:-)

  14. Linnie, I am just amazed!!!! You have not only taken me to a beautiful museum, but have shared such treasures of your own! I love Tasha Tudor and to see what you own of hers--I am in awe!! I will be returning to see you and follow you! Thank you for visiting me! ♥

  15. Dear Linnie,
    I wish I could have been right along side you on this trip.
    What an amazing collection in this museum.
    Thank you for checking in on little Jasper... He is recovering. Thank you for your concern.

  16. My Dearest Linnie, again you have done an amazing job to captivate my intrest and others. You have such a blessed gift! Very well presented and glad to see you posting! I have not had time with sew much to do with the little one in the house. God Bless and keep blogging!