An Edwardian 1920's Dance Purse ~ A Confection Of Pretty

What a charming purse to have carried to a social function and how splendid it must have looked ~Here is a wonderful Edwardian - 1920's lady's openwork coin or dance purse in a gold-tone metal. Purse is oval in shape, in a pleasing up and down scroll work.  Situated in the center is a large faucet purple glass jewel.  Two smaller purple jewels, in a lighter shade, accent either side of...

Embellishments Trims ~ The Accent Of An Antique Or Vintage Dress

Embellishments! The extra touches and accents applied to a dress, be it appliques, insets of lace, lace trims, both of hand work or machine trim, or ribbon. All were applied to a Victorian or Edwardian dress, with many used in conjunction with each other. Dresses from both of these time periods were elaborately made and embellished.  All trims photographed are from the late Victorian...

Vintage Sold Treasures ~ Pretty Things To Share

The photos in this portfolio are a collection of textiles that The Gatherings Antique Vintage has sold in the past.   These moment-in-time items, some extravagantly opulent, many with utterly charming history, while others a source of inspiration, are a treasure trove, I would love to share.  Please enjoy.So purely elegant and so fashionable for a bride of the day circ late teens - early...