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, ...

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...

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...