Vintage bride, 1885
The story of the beautiful bridal headpiece I saw in an antique shop’s window yesterday kept me curious all day today. To whom might it have belong and when I wondered!
After work I rushed home to make sure I could talk to the shop owner before he’d close at 6 p.m.
“You have a very small shop but filled with lots of wonderful memories,” I said to break the ice. I told him I was fascinated by this headpiece in the frame and wondered if there was anything written on the back.
“There is,” he said. I got excited and when he lifted the frame out of the window, I could hardly wait to read what was written on the precious piece.
“My Klotild’s bridal headpiece and veil.
(a small part of the year) … Thursday, 27th”
And below with pencil:
“Repaired by: (B. K…., October 28, 1910”
While only part of the original year is visible on the back, based on the repair date, it can be suspected that it was framed in 1885.
Fascinating and beautiful! 131 years ago! My great grandmother was born in 1896. I would have loved to see a photo of her as a bride.