Corsetry From The V&A…

While going through some postcards that we bought at the V&A Museum during our recent trip to the UK, I came across this beauty:

Corset c. 1890 - 1895

Corset, c. 1890 – 1895; V&A Museum (T.738-1974)

Here’s another view from the V&A website:

Corset c. 1890 - 1895

This is probably one of the best extant example of corsetry from the 1890s and it helped to create the wasp-waist silhouette that was characteristic of this period. Just for comparison is another corset from 1883:

Corset 1883

Corset, 1883; V&A Museum (T.84&A-1980)

From a general perspective, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between these two corsets. At some point, we’ll take a more detailed look at corsetry so until then, enjoy these pictures. 🙂


And We’re Back…

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After a hectic weekend at No. 11, we’re back in LA catching up on things. Angus is happy that the long car ride is over and he’s rolling around on his Mid Century white shag carpeting. In the meantime, we’re getting organized for summer although the gloomy cool weather would seem to suggest otherwise… 🙂 Anyway, stay tuned for more in the near future!


Time For Some Eastlake Furniture…

Eastlake Furniture Couch Tombstone

Our Eastlake settee and chair were delivered from Mike R. Benjamin today…I had to bring him silk velvet, and to all of you who sew, you know how difficult it can be to work with. Now I really don’t want to go into town, I just want to stay here and sink into these. ♡

Angus Tombstone

Angust giving the couch a try…

Angus Tombstone

Yep, Angus approves…but he’s not trying to let on that he’s really enjoying it.