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Tis The Season ~ All Shiny And Bright

Tis The Season ~ All Shiny And Bright

Decorating for Christmas has always been a joy for me.  Definitely styles and taste have changed over the years but I like to think upon it as a refinement of an artistic nature.  So in a showcase of photos I like to extend warm greeting from The Gatherings Antique Vintage. …
Decorating Your Home With The Impact Of Antiques

Decorating Your Home With The Impact Of Antiques

As I sit here studying the trend of colors in today home decorating, it seems there are many choices.  Some quite bold.  However, the color hues of whites, blacks and grays are still wildly steady.  These popular colors mixed together or used separate hold a prime spot. Now teamed with some of the new bold colors appearing on the horizon can create a snappy room.  That aside, e…
SOME BLOG POST ARE WORTH REPEATING  ~ Hardanger Needlework From An Era Long Ago

SOME BLOG POST ARE WORTH REPEATING ~ Hardanger Needlework From An Era Long Ago

Such as this Hardanger needle art ......Here is one FABULOUS 1920's bedspread! It incorporates lovely sprays of jewel tone flowers, tied with sun gold ribbon bows, embroidered on 22-count cloth fabric. Not only is the embroidery work absolutely stunning it also shares the limelight with insets and a complete border of Hardanger embroidery. Still, the show does not stop here, taking to the center s…
From The Collectible World ~ Vintage Thanksgiving Decorations  & Other Treats

From The Collectible World ~ Vintage Thanksgiving Decorations & Other Treats

Paper mache turkey candy containers were a favorite party favor.  These colorful fowl  held small sweet treats for young at heart.......now, who couldn't resist... whether you are young or old.    There are many styles of these gobblers, from the 1950's type above, to the early type with metal feet. The best were made in Germany.   What could be more fun than this table de…
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…