Vintage Black Friday is here.
What will I do when this party is over?
I have enjoyed it so much.
Thank you Jill, at Gypsy Brocante,
for hostessing this wonderful opportunity
to fulfill all my "vintage black" desires.
When Queen Victoria of England lost her precious husband Albert, in December of 1861 she went into deep mourning. She took the custom of wearing "mourning black" to a new level. All the Victorian ladies of that time followed her in the custom. It became an outward showing of grief when a loved one passed. Many women created a whole new wardrobe for the now fashionable black attire.
Queen Victoria and daughter
with bust of Albert
Two current replicas of mourning attire
Mary Todd Lincoln