Friday, April 30, 2010

Fresh & Clean

These vintage Harzfeld's branded soaps made in England were found at a recent K.C. Antiques and Collectibles Show.

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." - Yiddish Proverb

Finally, we have a fresh post. Sorry that it's been a while, things have been pretty busy.

We had a great time this past Saturday. Tillie, a resident at The Atriums, invited us to a lunch and to talk. She also invited a number of fellow former employees of Harzfeld's to the lunch where there was continuous reminiscing and laughter. A number of items where brought in to share, some of which we'll post on the blog in the coming days.

Tillie and friends at luncheon

We're looking forward to attending Fashion for a Cause, this Sunday. It's a benefit for Women's Health Programs at Truman Medical Center (TMC).

Save the date, May 25, for a talk by Historic Garment District's Ann Brownfield. She will share about Kansas City Hats at the Kansas City Museum for their Community Curator series.

We're excited and grateful to have our book, Harzfelds: A Brief History, highlighted in the May issue of KC Magazine.

Soap Links
Indigo Wild
Natural Soap Company
Sunrise Soap
Metaphor Organic

Laughter Links
This Sunday is World Laughter Day!
Thanks to Creative Instigation for making us aware of
The Levity Project post on World Laughter Day.
The Daily Show
Colbert Nation

Other Links
Johnny Cupcakes
Fred and Friends
Edward Steichen—In High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, May 15 — July 25

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sweet Dreams

We're always excited to see new items related to Harzfeld's coming to the surface. We were amazed when this bedding ensemble, entirely covered with dozens and dozens of Harzfeld's labels, was shared at our talk at the downtown Kansas City Library. The majority of the labels are from the last four years of the store. Unfortunately our photos didn't turn out all that great, so you'll have to imagine the impact of all the repeated pattern.

The owners, Dale and Jeanie shared a legend that went along with the bedding. The set was created by a husband for his wife of ailing heath who was a loyal customer of the store. The set includes a duvet, pillow cases, pillows and a wall hanging. It was all graphically bold and great fun to see!