Genuine Vintage German Cape

… and still in style!

My black cape was a gift from my grandmother when she came to visit from Germany in the 60s. It is timeless and I still wear it. It always makes me think of her.

She also gave me two scarves with matching gloves that I showed recently–Royal Stewart tartan. and black and white plaid.

cape 2 cape 3 cape 4 cape 5Although the snow has melted, we’ve still had some cool and rainy days; my cape is perfect for this weather.

vintage cape

 

Do you have clothes that were gifted from someone you love that make you smile?

❤ carmen

photography by Jonathan with his iPhone on a drizzly day

linkup: Turning Heads Tuesday

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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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27 Responses to Genuine Vintage German Cape

  1. Your post made me smile, as I also have a vintage cape. When my Mother died, a few years ago, at 94 years old, I inherited it, – my sisters didn’t want it! I think its 60’s or possibly early 70’s and still looks like new. Its greeny blue mohair, with a little collar. I love for spring or early autumn and looks good over a plain black maxi dress. 🙂 xx

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  2. Jess says:

    I love your cape, and that you rmom gave it to you. What a beautiful garment on you and the memories. No, I wish my mom kept some of her things ! Wishing you a Happy Easter
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  3. Olga says:

    What a wonderful piece! And to think that it was given to you by your grandma! Simply amazing, and how cool it is that you still can wear it! And not just wear it but look so stylish in it! I have a cardigan that was gifted to me by my husband when we were not yet married, it is almost 30 years old but I keep it 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Olga! How nice that you treasure the cardigan your husband gave you, of course, it has special meaning because of your love for each other. So it is actually the giver who makes the gift a special item! 🙂

      Happy Easter!

      ❤ carmen

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  4. Very lovely outfit, made beautiful by your smile! I share this poem I wrote with you!I I am always moved by warm, soft, selfless genuine smiles…and you possess one of the best.

    A Genuine Smile

    A genuine smile joyfully brings to a day
    Much more value than one really knows
    It’s more than the gold light of the sun
    More soothing than the moons soft glow

    It reaches down deep within one’s heart
    Making such inspired feelings to arise
    It makes a loves flame leap forward
    From the dormant place where it might lie

    It causes a young heart to begin to pound
    And it brings about a shortness of breath
    It adds new meaning to life in one’s mind
    Along with a radiance that will always last

    It’s a treasure chest full of beautiful gems
    More valuable than a pearl of great worth
    For a genuine smile is valued so much more
    Than any treasure to be found on this earth.

    Carmen thanks for always sharing such a beautiful genuine smile my sister! Hugs!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much dear Wendell, I am deeply touched! What a lovely poem!! You have brought a smile to my heart! 🙂 A smile is something we can share so easily and can mean so much. The real joy I feel is God’s everlasting love for us, the abundant blessings He has bestowed on us, His amazing grace and the peace He gives to our hearts through all circumstances!

      Thank you for sharing your gift of words! Words that encourage and bless!!

      Happy Easter!

      ❤ carmen

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  5. josep-maria says:

    My dear Carmen. That beautiful coat, and they look nice your outfits. I love scarves and gloves with plaids, both are precious. You’re a beautiful woman with Scottish airs. I would be able to wear a kilt to walk with you and dance … I love your hair and your hair is so delicate and smooth. You look really nice in these pictures, because your smile … love the audience.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my dear Josep-Maria! It is special to have these memories. I do like tartan and plaid, something that looks good on men too. You would look good in a kilt. 🙂 I go to a dance sometimes where men wear kilts and it is very Scottish.

      Warm wishes!

      ❤ carmen

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  6. Rebecca says:

    Yessss that cape transcends time and is the perfect piece to bridge the seasons – and how genius to accessorize it with lovely scarves! Have a wonderful week!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Rebecca! Today was freezing and snowing, it doesn’t look like spring at all. I still have to wear warm jackets and coats. With the exception of a few mild days just to tease us, then BAMMM comes more snow! Looks like we’ll have a white Easter.

      Happy Easter!

      ❤ carmen

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  7. dan says:

    I have jewels which remind me dear relatives or friends, even if I don’t wear them often anymore, they are precious to me…
    Your cape is versatile and goes well with many clothes and accessories! It’s a timeless piece and it is very nice. The perfect one in transition seasons!!
    p.s.
    I wish you a Happy Easter, of course … cruelty free!! ( for me too!)

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my dear Dan! Jewellery is also very special when it belonged to someone we love, even just to look at it with fond memories! 🙂

      So happy that you are having a cruelty-free Easter too!

      Wishing you a blessed Easter!!

      ❤ carmen

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  8. Ileana says:

    My dear mother was very talented in knitting and crosheting and made me beautiful pullovers and blouses I brought with me when immigrated to Canada. They are the closest things to my heart and, whenever I touch them, I feel like touching my dearest mother’s hands!
    You look so pretty in that cape with both sets of scarves and gloves. Lovely combinations, good taste as usual!
    ❤️ Ileana

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    • carmen says:

      How wonderful that your dear mom knitted and crochetted pullovers and blouses for you! I totally know what you mean Ileana! Her hands have touched these garments which were handmade with her love! ❤

      I always appreciate you stopping by and your kind words of encouragement!

      Blessings my dear!!

      ❤ carmen

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  9. Your EACH post is nice, dear Carmen! Thank you!

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  10. Those pix are from a cellphone?? I need to get one, whatever it is! My pix are terrible.
    Gorgeous cape! What a stylish grandmother you had!

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    • carmen says:

      It’s the latest iPhone, great quality, I’m really impressed.
      My grandmother had great taste and was very generous. I was looking for a photo of her and still plan to do a post in the future.

      BTW spring has not come yet, it was freezing today!!

      Blessings my dear!

      ❤ carmen

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  11. utesmile says:

    What a great cape and such good quality for being over 50 years old. It looks so lovely with your different matching gloves and scarf. We got it cool still as well here. I have been out shopping and just saw these long Palazzo Trousers I had to have for summer. As being tall it is always hard to get long legs, and they are perfect. Now I cannot wait for summer… They are white and blue striped and I got a lovely blue top with it. I wish it warmed up soon…. Warm hugs to you my beautiful Carmen!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much dear Ute! I do take care of my things and it is German quality. I had to replace the buttons a few years ago (they were cracking).Plus, I only wear it two or three times a year. Capes are not as practical as they look in the last scene of SOUND OF MUSIC, and it’s not warm enough in the Canadian winters.

      Your Palazzo trousers sound cool–hope you feature them in a future post. I will be so happy if you do another post for me like you did with dancing!! I really enjoyed it and you are an excellent dancer!! 🙂

      Blessings and warm hugs!!

      ❤ carmen

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  12. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I do have clothes from a friend who has passed, from my grandmother and, of course, my mom!! They do have a wonderful feel to them….and your cape is even so stylish—how wonderful! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Jodie! I love how the tangible connects us to special memories. I’m very sentimental and I know it’s only material, the real gifts are family and friends!! I also have some clothes and jewellery from my mom and a dear friend who have passed away.

      Thanks for dropping by!
      Have a pleasant day!

      ❤ carmen

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  13. Gemma says:

    Great cape! Love both the accessories. Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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