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A Collectible Of Yesteryear ~ The Hand Made Cloth Sewing Tools ~ Pincushions, Cases, Sewing Bags

One of my favorite collection is handmade cloth sewing items, such as pincushion, emeries, sewing bags & rollups. Most of these items are one of a kind, with most born out of necessity, although I am sure, others, were made and given as gifts. They span the time, from very early museum pieces, to newly made today. My focus is on the items from the mid Victorian through the 1920's.  One ca…

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…

Silk Moire Ribbon Cincher Warner Corset Victorian Early 1900's

To wow you! A charming waist cincher or corset made of the most beautiful cream silk moire water taffeta ribbon. This yummy undergarment dates from the early 1900's, Victorian or Edwardian era.  Printed with the Warner label on the inside of cincher, it reads "Warner Girdle #675".  Metal eyelets fasten the front of the cincher. Silk crochet lacing secures the ba…

A Wonderful 1860 to 1870 Dress With A Tidbit Of History

 Another one of those early dresses with a wonderful tidbit of history.  This Victorian lady's dress is from the late 1860's, Civil War era, or 1870's in a green plaid linen (possibly mixed with a silk or a wool challis) with over skirt. Buttons down the front with 7 fabric over metal buttons (should be 8 but one is missing at the waist). The lace ruffle and velvet trim at the ne…

The Traveler's Suitcase ~ Antique Civil War Era Victorian Mohair Carpet Bag

Oh yes, the marvel of ingenuity of finding ways to make life easier. This was so true in America, with the ability of travel by rail across the continent came about with the completion of the railroad tracks, laid east to west. As more and more folks started to travel, carpet bags, made of left over carpet, became a popular "suitcase" of the day. The roomy bags could hold necessaries t…