Opulent In Blue Silk Velvet ~ A 1880's 2-Pc Bustle Back Dress

"Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words."  How many times have we heard those words and, yet, pictures do tell a story.  In this case, a magnificent Victorian  dress from the late 1880's. Made of blue silk velvet fabric, the two piece bustle back dress is lavishly embellished with hand sewn cut steel beads.Breathtaking, isn't it.  The front of the bodice jacket show...

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...