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...

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...

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...