Here are the items.
|Item #1 is a glove stretcher. This would have been used|
most often by a woman. When she washed and dried her gloves,
they would shrink. She would put the narrow
end into her glove fingers and squeeze the handles,
stretching out the material.
|This is an example of a mourning wreath. The flowers |
were made of hair from the lady who died.
|This was the picture of the "Gibson Girl" she|
was the epitome of feminine beauty. Her hairstyle
would have been produced with a hair rat to give it
height and volume.
|This is a hair rat in the early stages.|
This picture came from Gibson Glamour Blog
and was hair collected over a two week
period of time. Once hairsprays were
invented, the hair rat went out of style.
What about you? Were you surprised at the items above? They're definitely from a different way of life!
Next week I will be hosting three writing friends at my house for a writing retreat! I'm really excited to spend some time relaxing and fellowshipping with these gals. I'm taking a blogging break, but I'll be back on July 1st with a Minnesota Monday post...and I'm sure it will have something to do with the retreat. :)