Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bedell Stores 1921 Catalog

I had a bit of unsupervised alone time time this week, so I scanned some of my vintage catalogs. I am lucky enough to own several, some since I was a child. First up is a Bedell Stores Spring/Summer catalog from 1921. It was given to me by my step-mother's mother. She lived in Clyde, Texas which is right outside of Abilene. She passed away a few years ago and left me some treasures. Victorian boots, new look hats & a late 1930's velvet robe (I feel like Joan Crawford in it!).

 Some of the dresses on the right have a bit of  Downton Abbey vibe.

Some of these blouses seem very wearable. Maybe I'll try making one.

These hats still have a teens feel to them, don't you think?

I wish I had some of those clocked stockings! They make me crazy!


  1. I love these color illustrations! And I lo-o-o-o-ove that selection of hats. Yes, and YES.

  2. This catalog had pristine order forms & envelopes. I want to send in my order and maybe in some magical Back To The Future Way it could come true!

  3. Oh, my goodness! The catalog pictures are just lovely, I think I would definitely learn how to sew at once if I had such a wonderful inspiration at home :)

  4. Those prints are real treasures. I love the colours of them.