Friday, March 7, 2008

My Mother's Gloves

In honor of my parents' anniversary this week, I thought I would show you my mother's "going-away" gloves, which she gave me as a keepsake a few years ago, only if I promised to treasure them! (And, oh, I do!)

I love the detail on the edge... the delicate stitching and eyelet cut-outs... and such a pretty pale blue color. She wore them with her brown "going-away" suit that she changed into from her bridal gown.

I found this picture of Mother and Dad as they were getting ready to leave on their "honeymoon" but I was disappointed that she doesn't have the gloves on in the picture. Mother tells me that no well-dressed young lady ever left the house without her gloves and hat, so I can only assume that she just hadn't put them on yet because she wasn't yet going out. But perhaps she can clear up the mystery for us!

Mother, is there more "tell" to this Show & Tell? (To my other readers, my mother posts as "pse" so look for her comment to see if she has the "rest of the story"!)

Update: She did tell a little more about it! And she sent another picture, showing the gloves and the matching hat. (And, oh, my! How my dad looks like my youngest brother in that picture!)

Show and Tell


Farrah said...

I hope she post to clear up this mystery!

Lovely keepsake!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Karla! Great keepsake. I too am so thankful and blessed to have had such a wonderful example of marriage from my parents too.

Hootin' Anni said...

What a precious heirloom you have been given. I love it.

Mine's posted, tho quite eclectic today. Hope you can find time to stop by if you haven't already.

Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gloves. The detailing is so delicate!



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Constance said...

It made me curious and I looked at my MIL's photo and she is wearing gloves as well! Thanks for sharing!

Char said...

Very pretty. I remember wearing gloves and hats as a kid. Have a great day.

A Romantic Porch said...

Karla, How sweet and what a neat keepsake. xoRachel

jennifer said...

Very sweet heirloom! The picture of your folks was very nice. Jen

pse said...

Some more of the story! Wonder where the hat is?

Hats and gloves were fazeing out by the time I got married. But you did wear them for very dressy occasions. In the picture, I guess my hat and gloves were with my purse.

The hat was the same blue as the gloves. That color was also in the print of the blouse.

Penless Thoughts said...

The gloves are certainly a very nice keepsakes of a happy day in her life.

Jennie said...

Now folks just wear gloves to keep warm in winter! What a lovely heirloom of your mom's to treasure.

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful keepsake! I love the detailing on them, and I am glad your mom found a picture of herself wearing them.

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a sweet story behind those beautiful gloves. Thanks for sharing!


Jewelgirl said...

As a little girl I wore
gloves for church and
holidays. I guess that
shows my age.