Today we are going to focus less on the item, and more on my airing of a grievance with people. This bodice, circa 1870s, is a perfect example of why we don’t store originals in the sun. I have no idea why the owner who did this damage had it in the sun, but it is very evident they had.

As you can see, the front of the bodice is still a stunning deep purple, while the back is a mostly shattered, nearly white, falling apart mess!


Don’t store originals in the sun, kids. Heck, don’t store your modern stuff you want to keep it’s color in the sun either. It ain’t pretty.



Nice buttonholes at least! Hey, what about the buttons that go in them?


The reason I purchased this poor dear- these fabulous lions head buttons!