My Secret Garden ~ A Story To Tell

My Secret Garden ~ A Story To Tell
Here at The Gatherings Antique Vintage, a short term of respite is welcome relieve in the "secret garden".  Aptly named, as this sheltered area is situated between three building walls and a vine covered block wall.  Secluded, its a pleasant place for sipping coffee or catching up on phone conversations.   It is also a spot that has stories to tell, stories of long ago vintage purch...

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 Era Original Wire Dress Skirt Hoop With Pat'd Dates

Civil War Era Original Wire Dress Skirt Hoop With Pat'd Dates
Here is a wonderful original Civil War era collapsible  wire skirt or dress hoop. The wires are covered, although overtime some wires are now exposed.  Buckle on the waist band to adjust the fit. Also on the waistband is stamped the word "Zephr (name of company or style of hoop? - I think the latter). Also stamped on the waist band are three pat'd dates although very difficult to rea...