Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fountain of Youth on Hudson Street?

photos: lady in Victorian dress- Fahion Design 1850-1895 by Dorine van den Beukel
Victorian undergarments- Fashion Design 1850-1895 by Dorine van den Beukel
Fountain of youth tree- photo by me

On my walk home yesterday I happened to look down and found this tree that appeared to have a little basin to the side of it like the fountain of youth in the novel Tuck Everlasting. Maybe that's why everyone in the village seems so young or seems to live forever. When I stopped to take a photo I started thinking about the Victorian era and starched cotton blouses and skirts. By the time I made it home found myself on etsy searching for pretty feminine tops. I came across a little peplum top that I'm not sure I can live without from a seller in France (of course). It has beautiful openwork detail around the collar and I think it was actually lingerie. It's funny how undergarments from that time period expose much less than a regular top from today. I just realized I like my blouses just like a good potato chip (my other recent addiction), thin and crisp.


  1. i remember that from the story. where is this tree located. might need to make a special trip! i want to see that french top you are talking about. did you buy it?

  2. I'll check the cross street on my walk home tonight. I think it's Perry or Charles. The victorian top is from a shop on etsy called laboheme. She puts antique pieces & vintage clothes in her store. Lot's of neat things. I didn't buy it yet, you should check it out. I bet it's your size!