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Backstage at the Goldstein: Merry and Bright

Readers, Here is another item from the Goldstein Museum of Design that I came across when I was working on the donor files project. It is one of several hats, all from the 1950s or ’60s, donated by Mrs. John Gill. (Note to self: find her first name!) Of all Mrs....

Backstage at the Goldstein: Tutti Frutti

Readers, As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been volunteering weekly in the offices of the Goldstein Museum of Design on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota, tidying up the donor files.  The Goldstein collection includes furniture, textiles,...

Backstage at the Goldstein: Polka Dots

Readers, Image consultant Brenda Kinsel asked a question on her Facebook page May 24 that caught my eye: I’m reading the book Wear This Now. In their list of ten things to toss now, #2 is “Anything with polka dots. Even if they come back in season briefly,...

Backstage at the Goldstein: Tour and Tea

Readers, I mentioned recently that I volunteer one morning a week for the Goldstein Museum of Design on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.  I’ve been wanting to show you what it’s like to be back in the office space, where every week I may...

Backstage at the Goldstein: Sleeveless Dress, 1920s

Readers, This morning, May 2, I put on a spring green cashmere sweater, a wool tweed jacket I made from a 1941 pattern with dark blue-green threads running through it, chocolate brown pants, my duck’s egg blue belted topper made from a 1950 pattern, and vintage...