Loel Thomson you had me from the "get-go."
This extensive and comprehensive collection is so well presented with such a passionate attention to detail. These are ALL original and authentic period items and accessories.
Each corner is a step back in time; into the reality of each time capsule displayed.There are additional snippets of information too, that take you deeper into a past reality. It's all there. In front of you!
Don't touch!.. but feast your eyes on the extraordinary/ordinary fashion of the day. It took my breath away. Just beautiful!
Don't walk, run to this exhibition when you come to visit us in Melbourne. "The World's most liveable City" - 6 years in a row! Really worth a trip.
This permanent Exhibition is constantly changing from a collection of over 10,000 pieces.
Call before you arrive, to book in. The museum is open only by appointment, so you’ll need to ring Loel Thomson herself on:
613 9852 1794. There’s a small entry charge by donation, which goes to charity.
Go and see this exhibition! Organise a group to see and experience this one off collection. Only seen at this address!
Loel Thomson is passionate about social history. Everyday clothes that everyday people wore.
This is Loel's private passion that she shares with us. It is mind boggling in size and with original period accessories. Praise God for driven, passionate and generous women like Loel.
The textbooks show items but not how they were worn.... Loel cares about the whole picture. Hair, jewelry, furniture the whole enchilada!
This collection is not just a collection, it's experiential.
You can't help smiling and recalling, Oh yes I remember "Aunt SoandSo" wore that.... I remember!
When Loel opens the door to her world..you step into a time warp... to walk among her yesteryear collection and enjoy the ambience.
There are no barriers to keep you at a safe distance. Remembering not to touch, is on my mind constantly. I really want to touch these clothes.
I am successful in my restraint.
The reason these clothes are in such amazing condition is because they were not worn out! Everyday clothes that were "saved."
I think all of us would have clothes or Fabric that we love but "save!"
Holding ourselves back from climbing over this fence is no mean feat.
Wearing our better clothes and Sewing our better Fabric means we are using what we have. We don't need to shortchange ourselves.
Who will wear our clothes or sew our Fabric if we don't? Someone who may not love them as much as we do..that's who!!!
Wear your good clothes. Make that Fabric into clothes.
Wear them. Enjoy them. Love what you have bought already and...Wear Them Out!
Loel Thomson a big thank you..I'll be back for more!
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