Ribbon Art ~ Handiwork Of The Victorian Edwardian Era ~ Dresser Runner And Matching Pincushion

Ribbon Art ~ Handiwork Of The Victorian Edwardian Era ~ Dresser Runner And Matching Pincushion
OH..... here is such a fantastic matching runner and pincushion from the late Victorian / early 1900's.  Done of ribbon art, the pieces are extremely well done.  . Can you imagine such a lovely dresser runner and pincushion upon milady's vanity or dresser?   Especially in the beautiful flora motif of roses.The roses are scattered at the edge of the runner and across the top side of...

Crochet Trims, Yokes And Pretties ~ The Finishing Touch For Undergarments

The art of hand crocheting is a very old form of lace making. There has been some early documentation of crocheted textiles known about 1812, although the craft was more than likely practice prior to that date. In 1824 the first known crochet patterns were published in the Penelope magazine, which was printed in Holland. Through the 1800's crocheting seems to be firmly established, and along with...

For Mama's Little Darling ~ "Always Ready" ~ A 19th C Baby Victorian Bib

Feeding time is such a pleasure, although, many wee ones sometimes do show their displeasure with the taste of certain foods, wanting to feed themselves or just for other reasons sometimes only known to little minds.Still, the child's Victorian bib pictured above gives rise to the occasion that the baby is "Always Ready". And for many, at feeding time, the sentiment is exactly right.The darling pr...