Friday, 18 March 2016

Five from Springhill Costume Collection


Welcome back to my Five for Friday and today as promised I have five pictures from the Costume collection in Springhill, the National Trust property I featured yesterday.

There is a fairly small collection of period dresses and accessories from past historical eras, though I'm sorry to say I found little information about the dresses.

There were several doll dresses



A delicate and very pretty evening gown


Low cut with fichu around the neckline


Lovely blue day dress
 And even a Royal footman's coat with GR on the front and back and another lady's traveling suit dress.


Sorry about the glare as the dresses were all behind glass.
I am still amazed by the tiny waists on all the dresses and just can't imagine wearing a tight corset all day in order to fit into one!


Hope you enjoyed and thanks for your visit!

Thanks to Amy for hosting and click image below to visit!



32 comments:

  1. We love visiting National Trust sites, there's always so much to see and do, well worth the membership. Thanks for sharing, Hope you have a wonderful weekend

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  2. Oh, they are so very beautiful! The pretty evening gown is my favourite. :)
    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Thank you for sharing those photos of the beautiful items. Have a lovely weekend, friend.

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  4. Beautiful dresses. But thank god that we don't use corsets any more :)

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  5. What great dresses I particularly loved the evening gown, what a delight.

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  6. I love that evening dress. I think it would have been wonderful to live in an era that dressed that way - without the corsets though!

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  7. Excelente trabalho fotográfico.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  8. I love the National Trust so much and looking at period costumes is my favourite way to spend the day. I love the detail in the little doll's dress, amazing! The footman's coat looks magnificent! I could not imagine having to wear a corset either. Have a lovely weekend xx

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  9. Hi Miss Christine,

    Happy Friday and almost first day of spring.

    The dresses are so bee-u-tee-ful, Mom always says she would love to go back in time and wear a lovely, long dress. But honestly - I don't think she would be happy without her modern day conveniences. Don't tell her that I said that, please.

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence

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  10. Pretty dresses, and how small the little tea cups on pic 1 must be! Thanks for sharing & happy weekend :-).
    Nata xxx

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  11. Beautiful dresses !!!! So romantic and feminine...
    Have a lovely weekend !
    Anna

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  12. Oh, I love the doll, and the dresses are remarkable.

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  13. I love them all, Dearest Christine, I'm so thankful to you for sharing them with us !

    With much gratitude I wish you a most wonderful weekend ever,
    sending blessings of joy to you

    Dany

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  14. It is so interesting to see these isn't it! I always wonder what the people who wore them "in the day" what they would think of us looking at their outfits now. Would they prefer to wear our modern clothes! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a good weekend and a good Easter! xx

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  15. Really great outfits! I would wear the evening gown to the right event!!

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  16. I do like to see the dresses from times gone by and how small and delicate those waists were. Mind you a good corset was probably in order. Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  17. So delicate. I'm sure they must have been freezing in them. Maybe they had better weather than we do. :-)

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  18. very nice. I've always loved the look of the clothes from that period but would really hate to have to dress like that all the time

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  19. How I'd love to be 16 again and wear that red and white gown to a ball.

    And I'm already missing Downton Abbey. Wish Levi Strauss had never been born and maybe we wouldn't be a blue jeans world.

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  20. Very lovely costumes! Can you imagine wearing all of that fabric every day? No wonder they needed ladies' maids to dress them!

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  21. I've iften thought about their small waists we are definitely a nation getting bigger. How wonderful they are especially the evening gown. Thanks for the share

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  22. Those gowns are beautiful but I am glad we don't have to wear these anymore.

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  23. Morning, very beautiful gowns, so lovely.Blessings Francine.

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  24. So pretty and so tiny, I was small as a young woman and I think I'd still have have problems getting into one of those.

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  25. Thanks for your visit, Christine,
    Lovely gowns!
    Enjoy your sunday

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  26. How gorgeous...each and every one! I should try to make some elegant gowns for my dolls. I love these styles! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

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  27. How beautiful are all those dresses! I can't imagine wearing those corsets to make one's waist waif-like. I wonder if women of yesteryear ate?? =)

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  28. I love looking at pretty dresses the ladies wore back then, the white evening gown with the flowers is my favorite that is so pretty! I can't imagine having to wear those dresses as pretty as they are, I dress very comfortably :)

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Thanks so much for expressing an interest - kind thoughts always appreciated!