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Snowbird Unbearably heaven A love story appealing ... page 13 ... page 18 ... page 22 FREE! At all the BEST www.TheOldTimes.com Antiques P.O. Box 411 Shops and Sauk Centre, MN Shows! 56378 Section One Vol. 26 No. 2 • “Vintage, Collectible, & Antique Wonders” • February 2016 Playing Dress-Up for Keeps A Civil War ball gown Dress-Up Cont. on page 3 by Linda Simpkins Transported to the 21st century, Jane Austen—and, no doubt, Cranford author Elizabeth Gaskell, whose Miss Mattie opened a tea shop--certainly would approve. Hannah and Matti Mae, eldest sisters as close as Jane and Elizabeth Bennett, open a millinery shop and end up hosting The American colonial dress on the left has panniers attached to the bodice. The dress on the Matti models an 1890s evening gown, which calls for an elliptical hoop skirt customers from right, with a shorter bodice and a slimmer skirt, is creating a flat front and extended in back to help support a large bustle with around the based on drawings from the 1780s. Complement- its own supporting cage. The extensive material required suited post-Civil ing her dress, women of the time wore big hair War prosperity and accentuated a woman’s waist and S-shaped figure. world. and a big dinner plate hat. (All photos provided) 2 Fabulous All Shows... BISMARCK, WEST FARGO, Quality Dealers from 4 States Showing NORTH DAKOTA Saturday 9am - 5pm NORTH DAKOTA NORTH DAKOTA Pottery, Jewelry, Furniture, Western Americana, Burleigh County 4H Building The Ag Building Primitives, Sterling, ANTIQUES SHOWS Sunday 9am - 4pm 3715 E Bismarck Expressway Red River Valley Fairgrounds 1805 West Main Ave Depression and Elegant Glass, Postcards, and CRYING HILL ANTIQUES, LLC Admission: Saturday $3; Bismarck, ND 58501 West Fargo, ND 58078 Scandinavian artifacts. PO Box 483, Mandan, ND 58554 Sunday FREE APRIL 2ND & 3RD • 2016 APRIL 30TH & MAY 1ST • 2016 ND COLLECTIBLES A 701-667-8894 • daleks@earthlink.net SPECIALTY! AKOTA S SHOWS 2 The Old Times February 2016 n t iQ u e s M i n n e s ot a A Minnesota’s First Mall Established stab s ed 1979 979 NICE SELECTION OF Post Civil War MARBLES! Shako Hat at $250.00 1928 Gibson Mastertone Banjo 15” Store $3,250.00 Display Coke Glass $49.00 Hot Wheels Redline Formula 5000 $145.00 Roseville Fressia Candle Holders $99.00 Lladro Figurine $149.00 Planet of the Apes Playset in box $225.00 Jacots 34” Cylinder Music Box $1,495.00 Curtis Jere Corner Cabinet $495.00 Nippon 1967 Owl Lemonade Sculpture Pitcher $850.00 $129.99 4’ Large Lighted Coke Sign $700.00 4’ Large Lighted Coke Sign $700.00 Red Wing Round-up Cookie Jar $95.00 Tonka Toys Fire Jeep $135.00 Ornate Parlor Chair $595.00 Dealer Space starting at $25.00 per month www.AntiquesMinnesota.net 952-894-7200 952-894-7200 ANTIQUES MINNESOTA BURNSVILLE • 191 River Ridge Circle Exit 3A (Hwy 13N) off 35W, 1st Left Nicollett, Left to River Ridge Circle Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM • Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 PM February 2016 The Old Times 3 The dress that launched Matti’s Millinery. After six months producing hats and spotty sales, Matti sat down at a used sewing machine to make the Civil War dress they’d always dreamed of. Their first historical reproduction Matti and Hannah call this the Li’l Ren, as in Little Renaissance. The model dress, it came complete of this miniature Renaissance court dress is two years old. “For her birthday, with a cape and a her parents were giving her a party, and she had a doll with a dress like this, diamond shaped hat so we were commissioned to make one for her.” The little chemise has with an ostrich feather. machine embroidery on the hem, wrists, and neckline. The dress is most in A week later, Hannah demand for flower girls at Renaissance-themed weddings. took pictures, listed it on eBay, sold it to one Dress-Up customer and got an Cont. from page 1 order for another one just like it, and they Once financially inde- knew their business had entered a new era. Jane Austen era Regency outfits. The lady’s ball pendent, they marry the gown features Grecian lines, an empire waist, a men of their dreams. pippet--a thin, slim stole or shawl,--and a turban Matti’s Millinery & headpiece. The gentleman wears rather tight, fall- Costumes grew out the front breeches, named for the flap in the front (the sisters’ childhood zipper had not yet been invented). Breeches were playtime. Matti, in often made in a fashionably nude color out of particular, had always chapskin, something fairly supple with a little bit liked to play dress-up of give. Sometimes men would soak their breeches and be, as Hannah put and then put them on so the breeches would form to their skin as they dried. His wool frock coat it, the princess. After with a double-breasted front features a high much younger sister collar. A cravat tied round his neck tucks in above Gabby came along, the buttons, and his cut-away jacket shows the Matti liked to dress vest underneath. The narrow shoulders add to the Gabby up as the great fitted look. lady, and Matti would play her maid. One day 17-year- old Matti realized Gabby did not have a hat to go with her outfit and was determined she should not suffer The embroidered taffeta with a chenille velvet such deprivation. So dress Hannah models reflects a 30-to-40 year Matti cut up a cereal period of fashion in the mid-17th century when box, made a cardboard bodices came to a dramatic point. The big bell sleeves of Henry VIII’s era were out; straight, frame, covered it with a tight sleeves were in. At the top, a ruffled collar piece of velvet salvaged appears in a dramatic puff. Over 600 beads adorn from an old cape, the bodice, skirt, and puffs of the sleeves. It would adorned it with a feather not have been unusual for the ruffle to have been from a feather duster, Open 7 Days beaded as well. This dress ended up being sold to and presented Gabby a fan in the suburbs of Tokyo. “The crazy thing was, a friend of ours was teaching English over Dress-Up there. He walked down the street and saw this picture in the window.” Cont. on page 4 a Week! Mon.-Sat. Moorhead Antique Mall 10 AM-7 PM “An Old Friends Cottage” Sun. Noon-6 PM “Quality Antiques uniquely displayed” A Creative Mix Of 5258 51st Avenue South • Fargo, ND 58104 Vintage, Antiques, Home Decor, & Gifts A New Mall in Fargo With Over 60 Vendors 11,000 Sq. Ft. • 80+ Vendors Featuring a Wide Variety of Antiques, Hannah and Matti fashioned a flapper www.MoorheadAntiqueMall.com Collectibles and Repurposed Items. wedding gown by 701-356-9199 taking a modern formal OPEN 10 to 6 • 7 days See us on and adding things to give it a 1920s look: drape on the shoulders • 218-287-1313 • and the feather headpiece. It had a 2811 SE Main Ave, Moorhead fairly narrow skirt. I-94 East exit 2A • I-94 West exit 2B www.farmantiques.weebly.com “That was fun.” 4 The Old Times February 2016 “Her family was going to a Renaissance fair, and there was a costume contest. I believe she won.” Dress-Up Cont. from page 3 with a hat. Gabby doesn’t wear it much anymore, but Matti can pull it out of their wardrobe archives as evidence of the business’s humble beginnings. It was the first of a Hannah and Matti call this The Execution Dress. How do they know what line of hats, which grew This cotton Abigail colonial dress of the 1760s Anne Boleyn wore to the execution block? They don’t, but they do know how in sophistication, each and 1770s, named for Abigail Adams, features lots she looked on the television show The Tudors. A customer requested a copy of of lace and ribbons appropriate for a woman in a the dress Natalie Dormer wore in the part, complete with long bell sleeves Dress-Up wealthy household. In the 18th century before the trimmed in fur. Cont. on page 5 French Revolution, women wore fairly bright colors. The sleeves had to be below the elbow to be considered modest. This girl is not wearing full Stop and visit the panniers, which would have accented her waist by adding material on each side over the skirt. She is wearing a dinner plate hat made out of straw, flat Lindbergh Country 34 Park • Swanville with a shallow crown. The ribbon tied beneath her chin keeps the hat on her head, a practical and pretty accent. Rapids ke Height Antique Shops Long La of Land 28 Lake In colonial America, cotton was an expensive Toad Detroit Lake cloth. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin, which separated Lakes 34 Little Falls the seeds from the picked cotton, didn’t arrive Detroit Lake Swanville until 1794. Woolen or linen dresses were more CENTRAL MN WESTWIND common and less expensive because sheep and flax ENTERPRISES re In-Sto ! 71 were quite prevalent throughout the colonies. CLoSED foR 10ThE SEASoN - RE-oPENINg APRIL 2016 LS Typically, women didn’t have the money, the hAvE A BLESSED AND SAfE hoLIDAy SEASoN. SPECIA resources, or the time to make a more elaborate ThANk you foR youR PATRoNAgE! dress. Most of them, even the wealthy, had to Little Pine Lake LEE, kEN, BuNNy , JANELL & JohN Big Pine work, at least around the house, so they needed a Lake Perham 320-630-6111 or 320-232-0444 1979 W HWY 108 27 • SWANVILLE, MN 56382 HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-5 pm • Saturdays, 9:30 am-4 pm more practical garment, without cumbersome, 4 mi NDent of SwaNville; 12 mi e of loNg Prairie oN HigHway 27 Star CLOSED Sundays and Holidays large skirts. A lot of them would layer petticoats. The French court, by contrast, was very opulent www.CentralMnWestwind.com Lake 79 East Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345 Store: 320-632-5350 Facebook.com/CentralMnWestwindAntiquesConsignment Home: 320-632-6796 at the time. 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The full dress laces up at the front bodice, and its skirt is open, split, to reveal the This Edwardian suit was made from a modern jacket by adding detail on the underdress. The collar and flaps. A hobble skirt like this typically had something binding underlying chemise around the knees and was made to be really tight. Designers would make the gown has long sleeves, skirt only so wide, forcing women to mince their steps. The hat, which and its skirt is floor elongates her figure, gives her added height and completes the outfit. “This is length. “It’s sort of a one of the largest hats we’ve ever made.” nightgown with puffy sleeves and a drawstring at the collar. A lot of Dress-Up Cont. from page 4 Worth The Trip! 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Main St. 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) 221 W Lincoln (Riverfront Square) Exit 55 (I-94, Exit 55 at Cty Rd 1) Crosby, MN 56441 rope belt with a tassel Crosby, MN 56441 (218) 736-2210 (218) 998-4224 (218) 998-3088 218-546-5444 218-546-8311 at the waist was Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9:30-4 Open Every Day - 10am - 5:30pm fashionable at the time. 3 Rooms + Hallway & thrift! OPEN YEAR ROUND. Closed Sun. Fun, fabulous treasures! 7 Days a Week • 9:30am - 5:00pm 6 The Old Times February 2016 This is not just another 17-yards-of-fabric 19th century dress but is modeled after one worn by the Katherine Pierce character from the television series Vampire Diaries. “It’s basically your 1870s gown. It’s got a little bit of a bustle and a train, yards of pleating, pleated ruffles, and Venetian lace, almost a corded lace, very ornate and very thick. A A dark coral, Civil War era gown trimmed with heavily sewn lace, black chiffon instead of lace, with a ruffle at the instead of being top pointing down. delicate, it’s a thicker lace, re-embroidered, and taught them that very thick. It is Dress-Up experience can be as commonly seen on Cont. from page 5 window dressings and During the crinoline period of the 1860s, hoops belled out all around a good a teacher as a pillows.” woman’s legs, giving her great freedom of movement but requiring as much in her pockets. textbook, Matti and as 25 yards of fabric. The velvet-flocked ball gown on the left has five yards This creative outlet Hannah called in a of fabric, the minimum required. This “show stopper,” as Matti calls it, is and modest financial friend to teach Hannah launch them into popular for Gothic events in red and black, green and black, purple and success gave Matti an how to market their adulthood. So one black, or white and black. It calls for some 60 yards of trim and has six layers unprecedented feeling hats on eBay. morning Matti, armed of ruffles. They use a sewing machine to attach ruffled lace, which comes in a of accomplishment, but Six months later, with a garage sale strip. The ball gown at right features a higher waistline, making the skirt without Hannah, it is the girls had grossed sewing machine and a even more prominent. These gowns are slightly off the shoulder, the style for doubtful Matti’s swath of lining taffeta evening. “They did not show a lot of cleavage; that’s why you see fichus and about $250 and, thrilled shawls around the neck. And heaven forbid you see the woman’s ankle.” Millinery would have as they had been with purchased at 40 cents a yard, announced that The white ball gown is made out of lace, 17 yards of fabric; the skirt has gone global. every sale, admitted three layers, with flowers added all over the gown and matching ones in the Encouraged by their that amount was neither model’s hair--“everywhere they could put them, basically.” This gown ended parents, who had a good return on their Dress-Up up in Japan, where it is a fad to dress up in costumes taken from American homeschooled the girls time nor enough to Cont. on page 7 and European history. LAMPSHADES Over 65 YEARS of Lighting Expertise! 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