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...

For Mama's Little Darling ~ "Always Ready" ~ A 19th C Baby Victorian Bib

Feeding time is such a pleasure, although, many wee ones sometimes do show their displeasure with the taste of certain foods, wanting to feed themselves or just for other reasons sometimes only known to little minds.Still, the child's Victorian bib pictured above gives rise to the occasion that the baby is "Always Ready". And for many, at feeding time, the sentiment is exactly right.The darling pr...