The Joy Of The Hunt ~ Collecting Antique And Vintage Textiles & Accessories

Sometimes the joy of collecting antiques is in the hunt.   One never know what might be waiting at that next estate sale, outdoor market or any other venue collectors and dealers search. So it is, with this perfectly mint pair of early 1900's Edwardian baby shoes or slippers. And no less in the original shoe box, with its great graphics of babes and storks.  Wow! Such a beautiful gift to...

Crochet Trims, Yokes And Pretties ~ The Finishing Touch For Undergarments

The art of hand crocheting is a very old form of lace making. There has been some early documentation of crocheted textiles known about 1812, although the craft was more than likely practice prior to that date. In 1824 the first known crochet patterns were published in the Penelope magazine, which was printed in Holland. Through the 1800's crocheting seems to be firmly established, and along with...

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...