Oh Those Pretty Blue Calicos ~ Country Textiles Of The Past

What do country primitives collectors and dealers look for in textiles?  One of the choices are garments, quilts, yardage and others items made of blue calico fabric.  Color range from the Cadet blue to the deep Indigo.  Date period from the early 19th century through the early 20th century.  Here is a picture portfolio of a small selection representing that awesome color and f...

Civil War To Late Victorian White Chantilly Lace Shawl ~ Flowers And Ferns

Civil War To Late Victorian White Chantilly Lace Shawl ~ Flowers And Ferns
A fantastic gorgeous Civil War era - to later Victorian white Chantilly lace shawl. The shawl is in an all over flora in large flowers and fern pattern punctuated with smaller sprays of flowers. A pleasing design showing off the scallop border on   the triangle shape of the edge.  . Length of the shawl from center back, to the point is 54" long. 112" at the longest side of the t...

A Millinery's Delight ~ A Classy Early 1900's Palm Beach Straw Hat

A Millinery's Delight ~ A Classy Early 1900's Palm Beach Straw Hat
Here's a fantastic women's hat that's just about mint as you can get for 100 years old.  Amazing!   This wonderful wide brim natural straw hat with stiffened fabric dates from the mid to later Edwardian era. Great plaiting of the straw to give an interesting texture. The brim is covered with a stiffened fabric and then over laid with the strips of straw. The same fabric forms the ban...