Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles - Part Two

Click on this link to read Part One of this series if you missed it last week!

For this Vintage Thingies Thursday I'd like to continue my virtual tour of some of the amazingly beautiful vintage clothing and accessories at the Lacis Museum in Berkeley, California.

This gorgeous 1950s evening gown (*sigh*) was on display at the entry to the shop:

Hats galore for sale from many 20th century fashion eras:

During my visit I also had the good fortune to talk with Lacis employee Kelly of Bennett Millinery on Etsy, who has a real love for the 1920s.  She makes the most fabulous vintage-style hats, hair clips, and pins that often feature beautiful silk ribbon detailing, so I encourage you to stop by her shop for a peek. 
There are also gorgeous wedding dresses from the late 19th century and early 20th century on display throughout the Museum:

Of course there are entire walls of vintage and contemporary lace for purchase:

And amazing antique and vintage laces on display as well.  I encourage you to check out the online lace exibits on the Lacis website for some amazing pieces.  Here are a few beautiful handmade collars, jabots, and dickies:

I hope that you enjoyed this Vintage Thingies Thursday series about vintage fashion at the Lacis Mueseum; stop by Coloradolady's blog for other VTT posts.

I still have one more very special set of photos to share with you next week.  As I took many more pictures at Lacis than I can post on this blog I will be uploading many of them to my Flickr account soon, so stop by there as well if you want to see more!


  1. Oh my goodness! Those things are amazing, the first gown is a WOW! and the whole place must be an experience...

    Its hard to imagine wearing lace like that - its so 'special'


  2. Wow, what a display! I want to go!

  3. Thanks for stopping by. I thoroughly enjoyed your tour of this shop. I wish I could find a place where I could buy lots of lace for a good price. I will take a look at some of these spots your mentioned. Blessings

  4. That first pink gown reminds me of Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. It was the first movie my dad took me to see in the theaters when I was a girl and it has always held a special place in my heart. What gorgeous, gorgeous pieces!

  5. What an amazing shop. good pictures!

  6. What a wonderful place this looks like to visit. Great pictures.

  7. Wow, I would love to go to this place! Thanks for sharing it!


  8. Oh the hats! I'm SO IN LOVE WITH THE HATS! I think that I would like to reopen the trend of wearing fabulous hats everywhere =)

  9. Just incredible! Loved the wedding dress display with everything...even stockings!

  10. What a beautiful emporium to while away a few hours.
    It's all too gorgeous.

  11. What a lovely shop!!! All the lace collars are beautiful!!

  12. Nice to meet you!
    Are you playing Alphabe-Thursday? I don't see Jenny Matlock's badge anywhere or maybe I missed it.
    Anyway, you have a wonderful blog and I just love to look at all the vintage clothing and accessories.
    Best wishes,

    Anna's Ts

  13. What a beautiful shop. I would have spent hours soaking it all up! I hope you're having a fab weekend. Sending smiles Colette. Em xxx

  14. What a fascinating stop on the little journey through Alphabe-Thursday this week.

    These textiles are absolutely incredible.

    Thank you for sharing them with us.

    You are terrific!


  15. I've enjoyed reading this post- I just love old linens and lace (as well as museums) so this was a fabulous little virtual trip for me. I look forward to reading your archives!

  16. I love the lace wedding dress, it is so lovely! Also those hats are amazing...I just love hats like that. My niece got married acouple of weeks ago and she wore a little veil like those on a hat and a feather flower. It was lovely!

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  18. I am popping over from Alphabe Thursday....
    I love everything but my favorite is the first is just unbelievable......what beautiful garments and lace....

  19. Hi Collette,

    Great photos -- thanks for sharing!

    A while ago you wrote: "Hi Birgit,

    I've been wondering if you are the Birgit who has purchased patterns from my shop, or if you are a new Birgit entirely! In any case, I'm glad you stopped by...please let me know!"

    I am a new Birgit entirely. :) Sorry for the late reply -- I am drowning in emails at the moment.

    Greetings from Munich,

  20. How exquisite! I love vintage items and especially that era..I bought a top that was cut with the low waist and had lace on reminds me of that 20's style.

    Blessings & Aloha!

  21. Wow, what an amazing place!!! Thankyou for sharing the photos.

  22. Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone! I'm so glad that you are enjoying this series. One more is coming this week!


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