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...

Opulent In Blue Silk Velvet ~ A 1880's 2-Pc Bustle Back Dress

"Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words."  How many times have we heard those words and, yet, pictures do tell a story.  In this case, a magnificent Victorian  dress from the late 1880's. Made of blue silk velvet fabric, the two piece bustle back dress is lavishly embellished with hand sewn cut steel beads.Breathtaking, isn't it.  The front of the bodice jacket show...

February's Finest ~ Country Primitive Antique Show, Nashville, Tn

I can't wait, and already saving the date, for next year to attend  the Heart Of Country, Fiddlers and Music Valley Country Antique Shows held in Nashville, Tn.  The three shows are held in conjunction with each other every February around Valentine's Day.   If you are a collector of country primitives, wow, this should be a "must" on your list.  In spite of the horrible w...