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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…
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…
Christmas Inspiration From The Past ~ Decorate Your Home Merrily

Christmas Inspiration From The Past ~ Decorate Your Home Merrily

Start your Christmas season with decorations from the vintage past. Old or not so old, it a fun way to personalizeyour own festive celebration.Shop The Gatherings Antique Vintage for lovely Christmas tree decorations such as the glass garlands,ornaments and Christmas greeting card as shown.  Items shown are from the 1920sto 1950s era. Perhaps paper scraps ornaments embellished with…
Victorian Laces, Embellishments, Trims And Add Ons

Victorian Laces, Embellishments, Trims And Add Ons

Through the years of the Victorian, Edwardian into the 1920's, Art Deco period,gorgeous laces, trims, add ons ~ just pretties, were produced,  Both by hand and machine for the embellishment of clothing, millinery and even household items.  The beautiful hand made textile pieces, as well as many machine made, can be now, one of a kind decorative ornamentation. Inspired in a new way,…
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…