Saturday, January 5, 2008

My neighbour is showing her underwear...


Hi!!

A while ago I ended my post with a cliffhanger about my neighbour showing her knickers. After that, every time something occured, so I had to postpone this post over and over again. Today finally the day has come that you are going to meet my neighbour Z. and one of her collections too.
Every time we met, Z. and I were chatting about fabrics and mother of pearl buttons and stuff, both agreeing that it was very wise not to invite your neighbours too often. But in the end we both couldn't resist tempation. So (finally) Z. invited me to come over and have a chat about her collection of old underwear.



Originally coming from Rhoon, a village near Rotterdam, Z. managed to lay hands on a pair of underpants that once belonged to I cannot remember which Bentinck count of Rhoon, just look at the embroidered initials in red.



Every piece has this kind of embroidery, mmmm we both were born in the wrong era, I guess.
Though there are signs that time was money back then; what to think of this 'quickpee-er' (translation by me)? At the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, those ladies didn't have time
put down their nickers when they went to the loo (which might have been open field as well). Z. is showing here how this garment worked....

And there is something else we have in common, we both like those things you find on the street for free. Here is one of Z. best finds ever. A triangle truck, original paint, whow!!


And she has a clock, which was merely old wood to a friend who wanted to use this as restoring material and look what she has done with it:



She just put in a classical looking alarm clock (and of course bought a spare one as well, that's my girl). We spend hours at her house, almost forgetting to drink coffee. Next time it's my turn to show some of my collections. I am looking forward to it. Thanks for inspiration Z.!
Have an inspiring weekend! Hugs, L.

14 comments:

Anja said...

Heb kostelijk gelachen om je stukje! Leuk dat je zo'n "partner in crime" hebt ;-)

Tehya said...

What a fun colletion your friend has! Does she only collects old underwear.We in Belgium also call this kind of knickers a "snelzeiker".Looking forward to see your collections.

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Hahaha heerlijk stukje weer! Love those spicy knickers! Maarrrr... kom maar op met die foto's van al jouw verzamelingen!! Kan momenteel wel een fikse opkikker gebruiken...

Elly said...

Wat een zeer charmante foto's, prachtig! Ik hou wel van dit soort linnengoed, in m'n slaapkamer heb ik een oud nachthemdje hangen, ook zo lief. Heerlijk zo'n medestandster in je passie! Ook ik zie uit naar je verzamelde spulletjes!

I. said...

Wat prachtig, L! Heerlijk die broderie aan dat ondergoed. En wat een grappige foto ;-)
Fijne dag nog!

Heleen said...

Wat geweldig, die oude onderbroeken! ik ben dol op kleding uit oude tijden en heb dan ook leuke oude hoedjes, handschoenen e.d. Maar onderbroeken heb ik niet. Super!

Lori said...

what a wonderful collection!!! i love your new Marie banner:)

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

How funny those knickers are!!! LOL!! and your friend is So kind to model them for us so we really understand!! haha!! xo Heather

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Those are some breezy knickers!

Adla said...

heheheh so cute your neighbour is modelling in such vintage knickers.
Looking forward to seeing your collection!

ADLA

Adla said...

Hi Lili,

Thank you for the very sweet comments you left me on my encyclopedia of me meme.I enjoyed reading the kite runner by Khaled Hosseini, the story created a whirlwind of emotions for me, some sad , some provoking! How was it for you ?I'm halfway through reading A splendid thousand suns and it's proving to be just as good. Other books I have enjoyed on a similar line were La Prisonniere by Malika Oufkir and Desert Flower by Waris Dirie. So wonderful to learn that you are a historian, I read that you live in the Netherlands. I learnt quite a bit about the Dutch when I lived in Indonesia. May we continue to share valuable information with each other :)
Kind regards, Adla

Sandra Evertson said...

Love all the Beautiful half dolls on your banner!
And cute undies too!
Sandra Evertson

Kari & Kijsa said...

Fun collection..a good peek at her knickers-hahaha!!!! And the fabulous finds!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thanks so much for visiting me, and entering my GIVE AWAY!

En....ik vind het heel leuk om een Nederlandse blog te lezen.
xo Lidy