Oh Those Pretty Blue Calicos ~ Country Textiles Of The Past

What do country primitives collectors and dealers look for in textiles?  One of the choices are garments, quilts, yardage and others items made of blue calico fabric.  Color range from the Cadet blue to the deep Indigo.  Date period from the early 19th century through the early 20th century.  Here is a picture portfolio of a small selection representing that awesome color and f...

From The Generations Past ~ The Ever Popular Sailor Suit For Little Folks

Now, this little sailor suit dates from the vintage years of the 1920's.  Its pretty darn cute, isn't it?   Made of  blue cotton, the suit  was, also, found with a pair of blue with white stripes long socks to match.  The top features long sleeves with buttons at the wrist. Red stripe on one shoulder and boat/anchor on the other. Slash pocket on one side of the top....

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...