If you are interested in Sweden’s recent history in home interiors and fashion, you must not miss Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum).
I love to see how the home in Sweden involved through the years. You might as well see those antique clothes dating from 19th century, vintage pieces from years ago, along with fast fashion clothing in recent years. I also love to see the jeweleries and those exquisite playhouses. Some of the playhouses were made with delicate small details, to the point that they became an decoration to admire than to play with. The room showing dinner tables is another favorite of mine. It’s interesting to see what people used to eat during festive days and how elaborate their cutleries and plate settings are.
The recent special exhibition is called Mitt 50 tal (My 50s). You can get a glimpse into 50s style from lingeries to work wears and occasional wears. I’ve always loved 50s style, as they are very feminine and beautiful. Almost any girl can look good in those gorgeous dresses.
Although, being a woman back then wasn’t always easy. There were less education and job opportunities for general women. Women were expected to be a good wife and housewife, providing a safe and comfortable home. There weren’t many electronic appliances as we have today, so shopping, cooking, washing, cleaning can become really a lot of chores. Work at home isn’t any easier than work outside. So even I admire the beauty of this era, I enjoy being a woman in my time more.
I do borrow some pieces from 50s, such as those vintage silver ear rings. They were designed with a screw so people without ear holes can also wear them. I was very happy to find them at the auction. Nowadays most ear rings are made for those with ear holes, but I’m reluctant to have that. So I guess those vintage ones can find a comfortable home at my ears.
BANANA REPUBLIC coat US XXS Petite | BANANA REPUBLIC cashmere scarf | TARA JARMON knitwear EU S | vintage bag | vintage ear rings