The doors to Vervia’s Attic will be open once again on the 8th March for the sale of one ladies lifetime collection fashions through the ages. It’s a bit of an accidental collection we think as they were found packed away in suitcases in her attic.
Vervia Todd loved to travel and wear pretty dresses, so every year she would visit her dressmaker and have her wardrobe made up for her holiday. Upon her return she would just put the suitcase, still packed, in her attic and the next year she did it all again. The contents of these suitcases told their own tale of which country she had been to by the trinkets in them -gondolas from Venice or limocello from Sorrento , and the soiree’s she attended by the beautiful dresses. The year was clearly shown by the date on the travel tag.
Travelling through Europe and the British Isles while working as a civil servant to fund her travels, Vervia certainly knew how to enjoy life. Her dresses came in all shapes and fabrics from strapless to halternecks in chiffons, silks and laces and also within the house were other family members items too.
And all of this is for sale this Saturday and includes original vintage wedding dresses.
The event will have rooms dedicated to different items including the French salon which was her parents room which will be full of dresses and evening wear. Vervia’s sisters room is packed with blouses, skirts and knitwear. Vervia’s room is the lingerie and knitwear room with draws full of stockings and a whole collection of edwardian camisoles and nightdresses.