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Victorian 19th Century Civil War Child's Handstitched Double Pink Calico Dress

I love this dress! It has been in my own collection for many years but time to let go so hope someone else enjoys it as much as I have. The hand stitched dress dating from the Civil War era, is made of a double pink calico fabric. Many of our Civil War and Victorian era adult and children's fashions are perfect for your re-enactment and renaissance era costuming needs.  Please visit our sto…

Old Is New Again ~ Decorating With Antique And Vintage Linens

Have you thought of adding antique & vintage linens to your home decorating style? You don't have to be a collector of antiques, to find a pretty little doily that would cozy up to that bed side table, to give just the right look. Or why not dazzle your dinner guests, setting your dining table, with a vintage tablecloth and napkin set. As a hostess, wear one of those pretty vintage aprons to…

A Fascinating Look At A 1914 Vintage Edwardian Hat And Millinery Supply Catalog

Here is really a treasured find, as not often are these early millinery catalogs found, at least I don't see many.   Sometimes, a few hats are combined in catalogs, featuring clothing and accessories.   Still, to find a complete catalog, dedicated to the early Edwardian millinery trade is a treat.Written on the outside of the catalog is the date 1914. The catalog is issued by the Millin…

An Affair Of The Heart ~ Society Silk Embroidery Of The 1900's

February 14th is Valentine's Day.  So to celebrate, The Gatherings Antique Vintage thought we would share this wonderful textile from the past.  Dating from the early 1900's, it is a silk thread embroidery pillow cover, with motto "An Affair Of The Heart". Surrounding the heart are purple violets.  An ever popular flower.   Embroidery is worked on a cotton fabric of a natural…

For The Edwardian Vanity ~ An Art Nouveau Hand Held Brush And Mirror Set With Repousse Design

Many vanity or dresser pieces from the Late Victorian ~ Edwardian era can be beautiful appointments, such as this lovely hand-held treasure. The repousse brass setting of the brush and mirror is in an Art Nouveau style of entwining flora and leaves. Both the front and back of the handles feature the same lovely decoration.~~~~The Brush and Mirror~~~~The back of the set is enamel, with a small flo…

Antique & Vintage Textiles ~ Buying Expertise

As the business owner  of The Gatherings Antique Vintage, I advertise my items as antique textiles or vintage textiles (antique prior to the 1920’s and vintage from 1920’s - 1940’s, as basically this is my time line of selling). I am interested in all textiles but my passion lies with clothing and accessories, bed and table linens, laces and sewing notions.   It is the area of b…