Family heirlooms were not heirlooms at the time. They were new.
A  Vintage  Story
Sometimes what you wear will tell a story. I will see someone wearing a necklace or a brooch and will ask. “Did that belong to someone in your family?” Then comes the surprise, NO. But sometimes I will get the look on their face and they will say. YES. The look is because they are proud and are so excited that someone would notice. I do notice because I think family is very important and you know there will be a story behind the dress, brooch, or necklace. We have just the stories for you to read. If you have  something given to you and a story, please let us know about it. We also need pictures with permission to put it on our web site. 
An heirloom is something, perhaps an antique or some kind of jewelry, that has been passed down for generations through family members.
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Hello! I finally got details on my watch brooch and 20's lace dress! Watch Brooch- This piece belonged to my Great Aunt Jean! She was born 1925 and wore this brooch when she was about mid-thirties. That would make the year late 1950s to early 1960s! Lace Dress- This dress belonged to my Great Grandma Johnson (who was Aunt Jeans mom)! She was born 1902 and wore this dress in the 1920s when she was in her early to mid-twenties! I'm so very grateful I have these two pieces that have connected me to my ancestors, and I really get ancestors, and I really get to admire the life that they lived. And I'm so blessed to be able to share these beautiful pieces with those who appreciate how cool they are! Thanks Great Grandma Johnson, thanks Great Aunt Jean and thank you Dad for passing them down to me!
A  Vintage  Story
Mary and Bill Fuller 1940 Ray’s mother and father
Joanie and I knew right away the brooch was very old. So you know me, I just had to ask. She was not sure how old the brooch was but it belonged to her  Great Aunt. She said she would ask the family about the history of the brooch and the dress. We could not wait to find out. It was so cool to see her dressed in family heirlooms. Put it in a safe place and wrap it in acid-free paper to preserve it.

It was Dapper Day April 16, 2016.  We  saw Kylie

in this dress. The fabric did not look like

something you would get in the stores today.

Her aunt said that dress was Kylie’s

grandmother’s dress.  We did not ask how old

the dress was but you can see the print of

flowers are far a part. Also the colors can give

away the year sometimes with the style of the

dress. How many of you could get your

granddaughter to wear something you had years

ago?  The big question is

why did her grandmother

keep the dress?  That

story we do not have. But

she can twirl in the dress

in an attractive manner.

We hope this will make a

good memory for Kylie.

A  Vintage  Story - Kylie
A  Vintage  Story

It is my great-grandmother's brooch that I hung

on a pearl necklace. Evelyn Kinsey

My grandmother, Lorraine Day. The brooch

belonged to her mother.

Jessica Day

When I saw the brooch I just had to ask.

Right?

Jessica is very funny lady.  She has lot’s of energy and can come up with a answer for anything very fast. So if you think you have a good  come back when joking with her, think again. I just run out long before Jessica does. The brooch was her great-grandmother’s ( EK) for Evelyn Kinsey and then her grandmother got it ( Lorraine Day and then to her mother. That is a very special heirloom. Jessica took the brooch and hung it on a pearl necklace. We all dressed up like the 1920’s one day and that brooch has to be from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.
Joanie’s grandmother Schalow ( on her mothers side). This button was made about 1898. Her grandmother was about 3 years old at the time. It’s  1 ½ inches wide and is in very good condition. Photos were still a new thing and cost money. This one was made into a button. Not sure why or how many were made but not very many people had a picture put on a button.  Joanie will wait for the right time to wear it with something vintage.

Joan Fuller

A  Vintage  Story
Miriam Penrod
A  Vintage  Story
A  Vintage  Story

Jessica Dryden

When my grandmother, Genevieve Kuberski, passed away in 2004, I inherited a number of her vintage accessories that were going to be otherwise donated, including a number of purses and a collection of 30+ pairs of gloves. The black faille purse is from around the late 1940s/early 1950s. The gloves were from the 1950s, when the shorter glove style became popular for day wear. My grandmother was a stickler for dressing up, even for a doctor’s appointment! My favorite piece I’m wearing is actually my pearl necklace – this was also my grandmother’s and is the same necklace she wore on her wedding day in 1944. She and her sister Mary had a dual wedding in Chicago with matching wedding ensembles. (Mary can be seen in the background).
A  Vintage  Story

Rita C. Chmela

When I was attending Dapper Day at Epcot April 30, 2017, I was asked if there was a story behind the pin I was wearing. Well, as a matter of fact, there is, and I’m about to tell you.
This pin belonged to my mother, Nola Eileen Marie Knecht Rose Pope Chmela. (Yes, she was a woman with many names, and as many boxes of costume jewelry to go with them all.) Eileen was the most elegant “Dapper” lady I’ve ever known. Growing up in the same household with her, I can’t say that I EVER saw her without her hair fixed and all her makeup on.
Eileen was born in Kentucky, January 26, 1929. She was a stay-at-home mom, raising me and my two step-sisters full time, and two half-siblings part time. She loved to skate, so we were all very involved in roller skating and competitions. She skated until she was in her early 60s. After that, she moved on to teach Line Dancing. She line danced up to the day she died from Breast cancer, December 20, 1997. After she died, I inherited some of her “Junk” jewelry, as everyone called it. My sisters inherited most of the good stuff, (that they never wore). But, I loved the junk! I have so much fun with it. I know my mother would just love that her “Junk” is still being admired by many. Thank you so much for letting me share her story here
Eileen skating (probably in her 50’s)
Eileen teaching Line Dancing - after her breast cancer
Some of my “Junkiest” possessions I inherited from my mother Eileen.
Family heirlooms were not heirlooms at the time. They were new.

It was Dapper Day April 16, 2016. 

We  saw Kylie in this dress. The

fabric did not look like something

you would get in the stores today.

Her aunt said that dress was

Kylie’s grandmother’s dress.  We

did not ask how old the dress was

but you can see the print of

flowers are far a part. Also the

colors can give away the year

sometimes with the style of the

dress. How many of you could get

your granddaughter to wear

something you had years ago?  The

big question is why did her

grandmother keep the dress?  That

story we do not have. But she can

twirl in the dress in an attractive

manner. We hope this will make a

good memory for Kylie.

A  Vintage  Story
Sometimes what you wear will tell a story. I will see someone wearing a necklace or a brooch and will ask. “Did that belong to someone in your family?” Then comes the surprise, NO. But sometimes I will get the look on their face and they will say. YES. The look is because they are proud and are so excited that someone would notice. I do notice because I think family is very important and you know there will be a story behind the dress, brooch, or necklace. We have just the stories for you to read. If you have  something given to you and a story, please let us know about it. We also need pictures with permission to put it on our web site. 
An heirloom is something, perhaps an antique or some kind of jewelry, that has been passed down for generations through family members.
A  Vintage  Story - Kylie
Hello! I finally got details on my watch brooch and 20's lace dress! Watch Brooch- This piece belonged to my Great Aunt Jean! She was born 1925 and wore this brooch when she was about mid-thirties. That would make the year late 1950s to early 1960s! Lace Dress- This dress belonged to my Great Grandma Johnson (who was Aunt Jeans mom)! She was born 1902 and wore this dress in the 1920s when she was in her early to mid-twenties! I'm so very grateful I have these two pieces that have connected me to my ancestors, and I really get ancestors, and I really get to admire the life that they lived. And I'm so blessed to be able to share these beautiful pieces with those who appreciate how cool they are! Thanks Great Grandma Johnson, thanks Great Aunt Jean and thank you Dad for passing them down to me!
Mary and Bill Fuller 1940 Ray’s mother and father
Joanie and I knew right away the brooch was very old. So you know me, I just had to ask. She was not sure how old the brooch was but it belonged to her  Great Aunt. She said she would ask the family about the history of the brooch and the dress. We could not wait to find out. It was so cool to see her dressed in family heirlooms. Put it in a safe place and wrap it in acid-free paper to preserve it.
A  Vintage  Story
Miriam Penrod
A  Vintage  Story

It is my great-grandmother's brooch that I hung

on a pearl necklace. Evelyn Kinsey

My grandmother, Lorraine Day. The brooch

belonged to her mother.

Jessica Day

When I saw the brooch I just had to ask.

Right?

Jessica is very funny lady.  She has lot’s of energy and can come up with a answer for anything very fast. So if you think you have a good  come back when joking with her, think again. I just run out long before Jessica does. The brooch was her great-grandmother’s ( EK) for Evelyn Kinsey and then her grandmother got it ( Lorraine Day and then to her mother. That is a very special heirloom. Jessica took the brooch and hung it on a pearl necklace. We all dressed up like the 1920’s one day and that brooch has to be from the 1930’s to the 1950’s.
Joanie’s grandmother Schalow ( on her mothers side). This button was made about 1898. Her grandmother was about 3 years old at the time. It’s  1 ½ inches wide and is in very good condition. Photos were still a new thing and cost money. This one was made into a button. Not sure why or how many were made but not very many people had a picture put on a button.  Joanie will wait for the right time to wear it with something vintage.

Joan Fuller

A  Vintage  Story
A  Vintage  Story

Jessica Dryden

When my grandmother, Genevieve Kuberski, passed away in 2004, I inherited a number of her vintage accessories that were going to be otherwise donated, including a number of purses and a collection of 30+ pairs of gloves. The black faille purse is from around the late 1940s/early 1950s. The gloves were from the 1950s, when the shorter glove style became popular for day wear. My grandmother was a stickler for dressing up, even for a doctor’s appointment! My favorite piece I’m wearing is actually my pearl necklace – this was also my grandmother’s and is the same necklace she wore on her wedding day in 1944. She and her sister Mary had a dual wedding in Chicago with matching wedding ensembles. (Mary can be seen in the background).
A  Vintage  Story

Rita C. Chmela

When I was attending Dapper Day at Epcot April 30, 2017, I was asked if there was a story behind the pin I was wearing. Well, as a matter of fact, there is, and I’m about to tell you.
This pin belonged to my mother, Nola Eileen Marie Knecht Rose Pope Chmela. (Yes, she was a woman with many names, and as many boxes of costume jewelry to go with them all.) Eileen was the most elegant “Dapper” lady I’ve ever known. Growing up in the same household with her, I can’t say that I EVER saw her without her hair fixed and all her makeup on.
Eileen was born in Kentucky, January 26, 1929. She was a stay-at-home mom, raising me and my two step-sisters full time, and two half- siblings part time. She loved to skate, so we were all very involved in roller skating and competitions. She skated until she was in her early 60s. After that, she moved on to teach Line Dancing. She line danced up to the day she died from Breast cancer, December 20, 1997. After she died, I inherited some of her “Junk” jewelry, as everyone called it. My sisters inherited most of the good stuff, (that they never wore). But, I loved the junk! I have so much fun with it. I know my mother would just love that her “Junk” is still being admired by many. Thank you so much for letting me share her story here
Eileen skating (probably in her 50’s)
Eileen teaching Line Dancing - after her breast cancer
Some of my “Junkiest” possessions I inherited from my mother Eileen.
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