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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…
The Color Of Blue ~ A Peek At Primitive Country Textiles

The Color Of Blue ~ A Peek At Primitive Country Textiles

What says country farmhouse primitives?  Well, many things ~ from time-worn fabrics, to make-do household items, to other basic needs of the simple homesteader.   Add this element to color and it opens a new realm of delightful comfortable pleasure.  All from another time, The Gatherings Antique Vintage is offering a a quick peak of up and coming attractions to be listed on the web…
Sneak Preview ~ Spooky Vintage Halloween Costume Wicked Witch Black Cat Decorations

Sneak Preview ~ Spooky Vintage Halloween Costume Wicked Witch Black Cat Decorations

Here's a sneak peek of "coming soon" vintage Halloween offerings from The Gatherings Antique Vintage.  Things that go bump in the night are always a delight, especially ephemera collectibles, such as the Beistle witch stirring her black kettle or the long neck black cat howling at the moon.  Both have fold out honeycombs. Interested in early vintage costumes?  Wow!  Here i…
Tips for Successful Selling From Experienced Etsy Seller

Tips for Successful Selling From Experienced Etsy Seller

13JUL 2019 HomeĀ»Small BusinessĀ»Tips for Selling Vintage on EtsyTips for Selling Vintage on EtsyOne of my very longtime clients has been selling on Etsy now for a few years and has had success. This is in addition to her own website and blog. I asked her if she would be kind enough to share some of her tips for success with selling vintage on Etsy.  Perhaps these tips will help y…
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…