What a happy pair! Have they just been dancing? The record player drawer is open on the television/record player console. I wasn’t able to find exactly the same machine on line, but the American company Admiral made many such combinations in the 1950s.
I am hoping that all you seamstresses, sewers, sewists, and costume designers out there will be able to help me with the details of the mother’s dress. (And Witness2fashion, let me call you out by name.) At first glance, I though it was a flowered dress with a dark bodice and godets on the bottom. However, looking at the hem more closely, I wonder if there aren’t two layers here. Hasn’t the flowered dress been topped by an overdress made up of a dark bustier attached to a skirt of transparent black fabric? If so, it’s a clever design. She could take off the overdress and head out to a garden party, put it on and be ready for dinner at a fancy restaurant.
Whatever the case, this is a stylish duo. I think there must be a modern sewing set up somewhere else in the house.