Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh What Shall I Wear ?

Oh What Shall I Wear ?
This to me is an age old question, one made more
complicated by abundance, and good fortune.

In yesteryear I believe the question could be answered
quicker and without much ado. Our fore-sisters had
but ..... only a few garments to choose from,
each created by their own hand.
The one or two every day dresses they wore,
accompanied by the ever present work apron.
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Or the one or two "good" dresses saved for
Church and visiting friends and neighbors.
Today our lives are so much easier as we go about our
daily tasks but some how we have made it way more complex,
due in part to the blessings of choice ~~
Which leads me back to.....Oh What shall I Wear ?

When in Doubt ~~~ "Wear a Smile...one size fits all"
Author Unknown

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Hope today finds you warm, snug, wearing a smile
dressed in something
comfortable from your closet ~~
Hugs from the Cabin ~~ Connie xox





16 comments:

City Mouse said...

As someone who has designed costumes for many, many plays and musicals, one of the thing I was most frequently asked was, "Why is the underwear so elaborate? It's like another set of clothes!"

I always reminded them, "Well ... if you had to wear the same few dresses every day and they rarely got washed ..."

Shellmo said...

Gosh - I'm always compaining "I don't have anything to wear", but your post gives me perspective! LOL!

Janet - underthewillow said...

What a cute post Connie!....and it's so true....love the pics of your hand-dids too! Janet :)

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Well...I only have a FEW garments to wear....not that the closet is NOT full - the garments are just not the right size!!!! Right now the size is extra, extra large...dear me how did this happen???? XO Judy

Elm Hollow Primitives said...

How is this possible? I guess that is what happens when there was no fast food to eat. One size fits always! LOL Cute post.
Donna

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Love all your browns!! Hi Connie...hope your feeling good today. I just started feeling better a few hours ago ~ thank goodness! I'm wearing my smile now :-)

Your pictures are beautiful. Wouldn't it be nice if we only had a few things to wear and it was acceptable these days. I'd be fine in brown homespuns!

Love and hugs to you ~~ Jenn

Linda said...

Hi Connie,

Another wonderful post. I love all the old clothing. Now that is something I need to add to my fantasy shopping trip!!

I love that quote as well, hugs, Linda

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Really sweet post, Connie. And, as always, fantastic photos!
Joanne

Gathering Hope said...

Comfortable indeed Connie - I'm still in my jammies:)
Lovely photos...
Find Joy in this day-
Sherry

Linda said...

LOL - yeah, I posted that before I came here and saw your wonderful clothing. Any idea where I need to shop for it?

Martha said...

Hi, I ♥love♥ all of that clothing! A great collection, I have a few items, an old slip, a couple of baby things and a bonnet!

I no longer ask that question, after I stopped working I downsized my wardrobe to just a few basics, makes life easier! I have a fall/winter and spring/summer tiny wardrobe with maybe 3 dressy things!

Love your post!
Martha

~Sarah~ said...

Connie~I just love your posts...they really make me think. I just said to my husband the other day...there is just too many choices of EVEYTHING! I wish things were simpler. And from another perspective, as a stay at home Mom..what should I wear today for me means which pair of yoga pants should I put on and which sweatshirt should I wear Iowa or Nebraska! LOL! My kids don't care what I wear and that is wonderful! So I am almost always comfy and I almost always have a smile on my face!! They didn't call me "dimples" in highschool for nothing! :) Thanks for brightening my day! Take care. ~Sarah~

Karen said...

Hi Connie....how creative a post.
I really enjoyed it so much.
How true were the words.
Hugs, Karen

Pamela... Beehind Thyme said...

OH... My... what a CoLLeCTion you have. I always love visiting w/ you... such wonderful wares to view.

Hoping you a Wonderful Weekend, Pamela

Katy said...

I loved this post! :)
Sometimes I wish I lived back then...able to make my own clothes (as I hope to continue learning now) and it being totally OK to just wear the same few dresses. :)

She Seeketh Wool and Flax said...

HI
Love this post. Where did you find the piece with the bonnett on it and also the old dress? Did you make them or buy them. I would love some of those
Blessings