I had some fun today, looking at my Grandma Johnson's wedding trousseau - which I am lucky enough to have. I've looked at these pieces before, but with my oldest daughter getting married in September, and another daughter newly engaged - these clothes carry special meaning.
|Here it is - her wedding dress. Myrtle Grife married Richard Johnson on November 26, 1916, in Watertown, Minnesota. Wow - almost 100 years ago!|
|Lace detail at the neckline. The pearl edging, as well as many other details, was all applied by hand. This lovely was handmade.|
|Cuff detail on the dress - satin ribbon hold the pleats in place.|
|And this long gown, with embroidered trim? I think this is a nightgown.|
|Neckline detail on the nightgown.|
|Elegant underpinnings! Cotton petticoat, with eyelet and ribbon trim, and silk camisole.|
|This is a hand-crocheted man's necktie - and that it my grandparents' wedding picture in the background...and I do believe my grandfather is wearing the tie.|
|Here is the dress, complete with the satin cummerbund.|
Grandma was a beautiful bride!