The Book Of Dainty Work For Pleasure Or Profit ~ Needlework of Lace Making, Crocheting, Knitting And More

The Book Of Dainty Work For Pleasure Or Profit ~ Needlework of Lace Making, Crocheting, Knitting And More
The skill of entrepreneur of over 100 years ago, were no less a challenge, than from a person today, starting a home-based business.  A small business require many of same qualities and attributes, as defined to be successful, in the year 1904, as in the modern world of today.  The book Dainty Work For Pleasure and Profit, dated 1904, published by Thompon & Thomas, Chicago, ...

Antique Shams & Bolster Pillow Covers ~ A Charming Home Decorating Accent

Antique Shams & Bolster Pillow Covers  ~ A Charming Home Decorating Accent
Pillow shams and bolster covers were popular through the decades of the Victorian and very early 1900's. They served as a decorative cover for the pillow, removing, before retiring for the night. During the day, the bed would always look tidy, as well as pretty. when the shams and bolster were laid back over the pillows. You will find these covers made of fabric, embroidery and lace, s...

What Fun ~ A Pair Asian Oriental 1920s Sewing Doll Pincushion Composition Head Painted Features

What Fun ~ A Pair Asian Oriental 1920s Sewing Doll Pincushion Composition Head Painted Features
I just loved these dolls when I found them, really not knowing just what they were until I started to do some peeking.  Then I really was fascinated when I discovered the dolls were actually for sewing, with the bodies for a pincushion.  Also a compartment for a thimble and one for embroidery scissors.The pair are Asian, Oriental. Possibly of Japanese origin. Dating from the 1920s, the d...