Oh Those Pretty Blue Calicos ~ Country Textiles Of The Past

What do country primitives collectors and dealers look for in textiles?  One of the choices are garments, quilts, yardage and others items made of blue calico fabric.  Color range from the Cadet blue to the deep Indigo.  Date period from the early 19th century through the early 20th century.  Here is a picture portfolio of a small selection representing that awesome color and f...

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...

To Dazzle The Eye ~ A Flapper Era 1920s Silk Ribbon Rosette Powder Puff Purse

To Dazzle The Eye ~  A Flapper Era 1920s Silk Ribbon Rosette Powder Puff Purse
Oh, I love this delicate and dazzling powder puff purse from the Roaring 20's!  Made of silk edged with lace and embellished with tiny rosette yardage, it is a piece of eye candy. The side is made of pleated silk, separated from the upper part, by a row of lace. Drawstrings at the top secure the opening of the dance purse. A round mirror forms the base. The condition is as excellent as...