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Beautiful Shoes For A Beautiful Occasion  ~ For The 1840 to 1860 Woman

Beautiful Shoes For A Beautiful Occasion ~ For The 1840 to 1860 Woman

A lovely pair of early Victorian straight sole wedding shoes in a silk satin dating from the 1840's to 1860's. Beautifully hand stitched in small even stitches. Lined in linen. The early ladies slipper shoes have rounded squared toes and straight leather flat bottom soles. The embellishment on the toe of the one shoe is missing. However, the ever-so-narrow silk ribbon lacing ties, to secure the s…
A Stored Away Treasure From A Victorian Time ~ A Belgian Point d Gaz Handkerchief

A Stored Away Treasure From A Victorian Time ~ A Belgian Point d Gaz Handkerchief

The Gatherings is so pleased to share this Victorian Belgian Point d Gaz needlelace lace handkerchief. The gorgeous lace is a stunning 5 " wide. It has a small center of fine silk fabric. Overall size is 13" square. It was found inside a decorative heavy paper envelope, made especially for it. Hand written on the outside of the envelope is the owner's name ~ Miss Adele Clark, Canastota,…
19th Century Victorian Hair Memorials  ~ Remembrance Of Loved Ones

19th Century Victorian Hair Memorials ~ Remembrance Of Loved Ones

Hair memorials whether made into jewelry, woven into wreaths and pictures, or small locks of hair sometimes placed in a locket, were a remembrance of loved ones or friends. We normally associate these memorials being made after someone was deceased, but they were also keepsakes of dear ones who might have moved away, including soldiers who were away fighting in war.The Gatherings Antique Vintage&…
Fine Victorian Edwardian Hand Made Needle Work Table Bed Linens ~ A Daughter's Trousseau

Fine Victorian Edwardian Hand Made Needle Work Table Bed Linens ~ A Daughter's Trousseau

The beauty of elaborate details, along with fine workmanship, is so evident in the making of beautiful table and bed linens.  Not only for one's self, but many gorgeous pieces were included in a daughter's trousseau.  A customary  practice from the Victorian time into the early part of the 1900's.Making of these items might start at a daughter's early age, so by the time of marriage…
Silks, Satin, Printed Ribbons ~ A Collection From The Victorian 1920's Era

Silks, Satin, Printed Ribbons ~ A Collection From The Victorian 1920's Era

A very attractive silk taffeta printed flora ribbon dating from the late Victorian - Edwardian or 1920's era.  This found piece is unused condition.Another equally pretty floral ribbon from the Victorian  Edwardian 1920's, as the yellow floral ribbon above.  This silk taffeta ribbon has solid pink stripes in a satin finish.  Again, it is unused condition.This is just an incredi…

Stitches Of The Past ~ Antique And Vintage Crochet Sampler Stitches Book

During the late Victorian era and well into the early 20th century, sample stitches of hand crochet were saved as reference for one's self or, sharing with others. Often times small pieces of completed stitches were stored loosely together in a box. Other times, the samples were neatly placed in simple or elaborate home made books  The more fancy books were covered in cloth, then embellished…