Some of my favourites from Hampshire Museums Serive

Well, this post is one that’s making me sad even to start writing. This is just a little post about the end of my time with Hampshire museum service. I can’t believe that after 10 of the most amazing and wonderful months of my life I have now finished my placement. In 10 months I have decided what I want to do with my future, met some of the most knowledgable people imaginable and learnt more than I ever thought was possible.

I just thought I would take this opportunity to share some of my favourite pieces in the collections:

This gorgeous dress is one of the most recent acquisitions to the collection. It came in just a few weeks ago and is a stunning light weight silk. The feather print is so modern and I can just see it worn on the French Riviera by some super chic lady in the 30s when It was originally made. There is something about the print though that I definitely recognise, I am sure I have seen it on a scarf or something before, but I just can’t seem to place it!


I have a complete obsession with novelty prints and I think this Harbour scene print must be one of the all time best. It is just so summery. The make of it is Lenaura by Devas which is a make I have never come across before. What a beaut!

Yet another of my numerous (and ridiculous) obsessions has to be collars. This dress has a fabulous huge statement collar that would have simply emphasised the feminine figure. The oversized collar would have accented the teeny tiny waist of the wearer. Also the colours of the dress are so very delicate. What is it about cotton that is just so appealing?

Ah deary me, I will miss the opportunity to go and look at such beautiful things all the time!

3 thoughts on “Some of my favourites from Hampshire Museums Serive

  1. I found your fabulous blog through Lizzie of The Vintage Traveler. 🙂 I'll be a regular reader from now on.Funny, but last week I came across the Hampshire Museum whilst doing a bit of research on antqiue handbags. It's a small world. 🙂

  2. I am glad you found me! I have lots of exciting posts planned at the moment (on Dior, Vintage shoes the company Liberty and more!) so do keep a look out.if you are looking for any more info on the hampshire museums handbags do ask, i know the collection back to front and inisde out. Alot of the picture in Vintage Handbags by Marnie Fogg are from the collection!

  3. Ciao scrivo in italiano tanto puoi tradurre comodamente con google languages, ok ?esprimi tutto il tuo entusiasmo in questo blog, il tuo giovane entusiasmo per una futura passione-professione che sarà la tua.molto molto molto carino il tuo gusto su diversi elementi anni 50.interessante e carino.ciao, petra

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