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Yesteryear's  Needlework ~ Re-Purpose For Today's Decorator Statement

Yesteryear's Needlework ~ Re-Purpose For Today's Decorator Statement

From the late Victorian, 1900's era, a pretty silk thread hand embroidered worked on felted wool doily mat. Edging is hand pinked. This lovely creation is 12-1/2"in diameter embellished with stems of flowers, plus a butterfly. It is worked mainly in colors of gold, toast,cream and green. The felted wool was an olive green but the top has faded to an all over drab green now. The…

Beautiful Undergarments Of The Flapper Years of The 1920's

The closing of the first decades of the 1900's saw undergarments, not only changing in style, but also in fabrics, as man made fibers appeared more widely.   Some of the most beautiful rayon silk lingerie, in yummy colors, were produced after World War l through the early 1940's, with the heyday between the 1920's and 1930's.  The above photo is of a chiffon brassiere from the 1920'…

A Wonderful 1860 to 1870 Dress With A Tidbit Of History

 Another one of those early dresses with a wonderful tidbit of history.  This Victorian lady's dress is from the late 1860's, Civil War era, or 1870's in a green plaid linen (possibly mixed with a silk or a wool challis) with over skirt. Buttons down the front with 7 fabric over metal buttons (should be 8 but one is missing at the waist). The lace ruffle and velvet trim at the ne…