A Fine Quilt Of The Victorian Era ~ The Graphic Carolina Lily

A beautiful  1800's hand stitched applique quilt in a dazzling Carolina Lily pattern. The lilies are of a solid turkey red cloth with stems in a green dot fabric. The same two fabrics form the sawtooth border and the green dot binds the quilt. There are 42 lilies in the quilt with half of them facing one direction and the other half the other direction. The height of each lily is 9-1/2" x...

Embellishments Trims ~ The Accent Of An Antique Or Vintage Dress

Embellishments! The extra touches and accents applied to a dress, be it appliques, insets of lace, lace trims, both of hand work or machine trim, or ribbon. All were applied to a Victorian or Edwardian dress, with many used in conjunction with each other. Dresses from both of these time periods were elaborately made and embellished.  All trims photographed are from the late Victorian...

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...