So beautiful--and look at those tiny waists!
shocking aren't they?! pgt
Be still my heart. ADORE.
Victoria, I thought of you and your creative ideas when I was doing this one! pgt
You grabbed me at "crayons"! I tell my grandchildren........study your favorite crayons......and surround yourself with those colors!some of them are old enough.....I think it will sink in......they don't get it yet....I LOVE your use of "crayons" because those are the very first colors we learn and see!What was your favorite crayon?I was completely obsessed. I went to a lovely public school in the "Hancock Park " Neighborhood in Los Angeles; and we had crayons.......(do schools still?) I would dive for "magenta' when the boxes of new crayons came out! I Think I remember we could pick 4 (we could keep) and then share the rest!I PRACTICALLY SPRANG FOR "MAGENTA"FUNNY! 60 years later! Same!My mother (who was 40 when I was born in 1947; said....."Aren't you the smartest one! You picked "Schiaparelli Pink" Also known as "shocking pink" or "hot pink"!I still feel her patting me on the back!
Penelope, VIOLET, not purple but Violet!!! I had no use for many colors-but this one was always a nub, Magenta was another one too! pgt
Violet! Yes! When we were able to pick six crayons; everyone else picked six different colors... (yellow, green ,red,brown, brown, blue,white) YIKES!!!..I picked three "magenta" and 3 "violet"! Sheesh! I forgot until now!! Exactly! I will find out if those crayons still exist!Some teacher said to me......(You don't want to pick only two colors! How will you make "grass"?)At six years old; I answered her: I do not want to draw grass! I don't like grass!"Now at 66! I still don't like "grass"!I find this fascinating! (As are YOU!!!)Violet and Magenta! Long may they reign !!!!!Brilliant blog post.....again!!Penelope
I don't mean to be annoying!"Petticoats"?Are you sure? Perhaps in "the wild west" Petticoats were underthings you wore under your "top skirt"!These were worn under skirts? I am just guessing....not.If I could have those.....I would wear them every day for the rest of my life!I think everyone can see (thank you for this divine post) that those colors are not possible with artificial colors!!Wonderful!Penelope
Penelope, I went back and check the museum descriptions and they are referred to as petticoats and likely underskirts could be substituted, but likely the chilled rooms-and their drafts were a real issue for the ladies and the quilting was a necessity-along with countless other undergarments!
You, of course are right! As one of your readers pointed out; the overskirts were "split in the middle"!soi these cozy warm "petticoats" could be seen!what a wonderful post!Thank you!!!
I once heard the pale pink color called "Ashes of Roses"...that stuck with me and I always look for it in my scavenger hunts and use in my pillows when I find it. God, I just love these! Suck a lucky lady to have worn them in life.
Jane, my mother can vouch foe ashes of roses-love that name, and it had a resurgence during her era-30's-a child and her older well dressed sisters.I love that faded aspect of it too.
OMG they are SOOoooooooo beautiful. And yes, they are petticoats. But petticoats were meant to be seen. We would call them underskirts. The overskirt was split from the waist down and the petticoat could be seen in the middle. Thank you for the photos. The colours are divine. Any of them would look good in your library. Good luck in your search.
Cynthia, I am coming along with my search and some of these colors are present, however I have added and oomphed up a vivid blue-and pattern of course! pgt
Rose madder is one of my favorite pigments. I don't use it but I like looking at it. Love the greens you have shown. Thank you.
JW, yes as a designer most colors, I find, have redeeming features.pgt
I use "rose madder" ALL the time! How have I not named it that?answer: "ignorance"!!LOVE IT!!!
http://www.kostym.cz/Anglicky/8_Krejcovstvi/21_Hanka/VIII_21_07A.htmHere you see the petticoat as it was worn in the 18th century. The woman shown has done a good job of quilting her petticoat.
Cynthia, wonderful that is a beautiful copy! I've seen a number of these in paintings as I've been drawn to them lately! thank you- pgt
I never knew petticoats were so decorative. They are so beautiful. I think the first green one is my favorite. I'm just glad I didn't have to wear one.
They look comfortable and warm to me. I often wear quilted jackets in the spring, fall and winter, as they are lightweight, decorative, and warm. The quilting on all these petticoats is quite beautiful and sophisticated. One wonders who actually did the quilting. Dressmakers? Or the wearer? I suppose it depended upon the wealth of the wearer.