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Cut, Sew, Embroidery ~ A Vintage Mother And Daughter Matching Aprons

Cut, Sew, Embroidery ~ A Vintage Mother And Daughter Matching Aprons

Do you remember cooking and baking with your mother? She teaching you the art of baking those special cookies perhaps? Following the recipe and measuring the ingredients correctly?  Rolling of the dough, if cut out cookies were to be made. Each shape placed carefully on the cookie sheet for baking. Of course, the best part was the decorating of the cookies after they were baked. Oh, what fun!…
To  Delight The Fashionista Of The 1930's ~  A Vintage Chiffon Dress

To Delight The Fashionista Of The 1930's ~ A Vintage Chiffon Dress

Team this great 1930's dress with a wide brimmed straw hat, or perhaps an adorable cloche, for a cool refreshing summer look.So typical of the 1930's with is flowing form, the dress is sewn of silk chiffon fabric in a red and white color.  Clothing of the era were very feminine, soft lines, soft drapes.  This dress states it all.  It is of a simple construction with scoop round neck…
An Edwardian 1912-1915 Wedding Dress Of Tulle Lace And Satin Ribbons

An Edwardian 1912-1915 Wedding Dress Of Tulle Lace And Satin Ribbons

A special day, a special dress.  What couldn't be more lovely than this pretty net and lace dress, bedecked with ribbon, worn for a wedding about 1912-1915.The dress is made of three net tiers, with a cream silk satin band of ribbon, sewn to the second tier, to give it a dramatic flair. The bodice, made of tulle,  resembles an over blouse.  The sleeves and yoke are made of machine…
Victorian Early 1900's  Blue Parasol Figural Children Playing At Seashore

Victorian Early 1900's Blue Parasol Figural Children Playing At Seashore

I have read articles regarding the small size parasol, being not necessarily a child's, but may have been used by a lady riding in a carriage. She would want something to block the sun, but not so large to hamper her view. I am sure this is a true statement, however, on the other hand, I feel some small parasols were actually used by children.Case in point would be this small parasol, with its d…
Oh, Those Stylized Fabrics Of The 1960's!  What Fun!

Oh, Those Stylized Fabrics Of The 1960's! What Fun!

Now tell me, how cute is this! I'm dating this wonderful bolt of cotton fabric to about the 1960's, however, it actually may be somewhat earlier.As you can see, it is a stylized print of a lion or cat printed in red outline ~ white face with red features on black fabric. Two sizes of the lions are on the fabric in an all over pattern. Animals face both ways on the length of the fabric. It is a cot…
1920's East Meets West ~ A Striking Hand Embroidery Silk  Kimono In Original Box

1920's East Meets West ~ A Striking Hand Embroidery Silk Kimono In Original Box

To dazzle the eye ~ a exceptionally nice ivory silk Japanese kimono and sash. Vintage 1920's or 1930's, unused still in box. The silk of the robe is very flowing, light and airy, almost gossamer. Beautiful flowers of roses are hand embroidered in padded satin stitch.  Shades of a delicate pink, with the leaves embroidered in a soft color of blue, dot the fabric giving a tranquil feeling .&nbs…