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Silk Moire Ribbon Cincher Warner Corset Victorian Early 1900's

To wow you! A charming waist cincher or corset made of the most beautiful cream silk moire water taffeta ribbon. This yummy undergarment dates from the early 1900's, Victorian or Edwardian era.  Printed with the Warner label on the inside of cincher, it reads "Warner Girdle #675".  Metal eyelets fasten the front of the cincher. Silk crochet lacing secures the ba…

A Fascinating Look At A 1914 Vintage Edwardian Hat And Millinery Supply Catalog

Here is really a treasured find, as not often are these early millinery catalogs found, at least I don't see many.   Sometimes, a few hats are combined in catalogs, featuring clothing and accessories.   Still, to find a complete catalog, dedicated to the early Edwardian millinery trade is a treat.Written on the outside of the catalog is the date 1914. The catalog is issued by the Millin…

The Art Of Beautiful Needlework ~ A Spanish Drawn Needle Lace Tablecloth

This gorgeous vintage tablecloth was uncovered at an estate sale.  Still wrapped and folded with care, the cloth was a beauty to behold when discovered.  It is a handmade Spanish drawn needlelace tablecloth, or possibly a bedspread, measuring 65" wide x 102" long.  A very impressive size. The linen cloth is made of several different motifs, all put together into an extraordinar…

An Affair Of The Heart ~ Society Silk Embroidery Of The 1900's

February 14th is Valentine's Day.  So to celebrate, The Gatherings Antique Vintage thought we would share this wonderful textile from the past.  Dating from the early 1900's, it is a silk thread embroidery pillow cover, with motto "An Affair Of The Heart". Surrounding the heart are purple violets.  An ever popular flower.   Embroidery is worked on a cotton fabric of a natural…

For The Edwardian Vanity ~ An Art Nouveau Hand Held Brush And Mirror Set With Repousse Design

Many vanity or dresser pieces from the Late Victorian ~ Edwardian era can be beautiful appointments, such as this lovely hand-held treasure. The repousse brass setting of the brush and mirror is in an Art Nouveau style of entwining flora and leaves. Both the front and back of the handles feature the same lovely decoration.~~~~The Brush and Mirror~~~~The back of the set is enamel, with a small flo…

Early 20th Century Stamped And Tinted Textiles To Embroidery

The wonderful stamped embroidery sewing projects so available during the earlier part of this 20th Century are amazing. Looking through catalogs of the time gives one the feeling there were no end to the type and variety of projects for ladies to work a deft needle upon.  Such as this delightful button bag.  Purchased as flat goods, the figures are stamped and tinted, to be outlined in e…