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Welcoming The Year 2024

Welcoming The Year 2024

Happy New Year and let us welcome 2024. May it be a good and inspirational year for each and everyone of you! A few changes.........The Gatherings Antique Vintage is starting the year with an update and brushing up of the web site. I am sure you notice some slight changes as you visit already. For one thing more pictures have been added to the front page plus the blog is also featu…
The Color Of Blue ~ A Peek At Primitive Country Textiles

The Color Of Blue ~ A Peek At Primitive Country Textiles

What says country farmhouse primitives?  Well, many things ~ from time-worn fabrics, to make-do household items, to other basic needs of the simple homesteader.   Add this element to color and it opens a new realm of delightful comfortable pleasure.  All from another time, The Gatherings Antique Vintage is offering a a quick peak of up and coming attractions to be listed on the web…

For Mama's Little Darling ~ "Always Ready" ~ A 19th C Baby Victorian Bib

Feeding time is such a pleasure, although, many wee ones sometimes do show their displeasure with the taste of certain foods, wanting to feed themselves or just for other reasons sometimes only known to little minds.Still, the child's Victorian bib pictured above gives rise to the occasion that the baby is "Always Ready". And for many, at feeding time, the sentiment is exactly right.The darling pr…

A 1896 Friendship Quilt ~ A Study In Turkey Redwork

Years ago when I first started to sell antique and vintage textiles, I fell in love with pieces embroidered in the turkey red floss (redwork is another term used today). Although there are many types of household items embroidered in this beautiful shade of red thread, and although I love them all, quilts are my favorite. Many of them are very graphic in designs and styles. Some elaborately embroi…
Victorian Early 1900's  Blue Parasol Figural Children Playing At Seashore

Victorian Early 1900's Blue Parasol Figural Children Playing At Seashore

I have read articles regarding the small size parasol, being not necessarily a child's, but may have been used by a lady riding in a carriage. She would want something to block the sun, but not so large to hamper her view. I am sure this is a true statement, however, on the other hand, I feel some small parasols were actually used by children.Case in point would be this small parasol, with its d…

Adorably Sweet! A Pair Of "Minty" Children's 1920's Vintage Shoes!

Just have to share these absolutely adorable late 1920's or 1930's ankle strap button shoes. This pair of toddler shoes are unworn and probably from old store stock. A combination of leather in a caramel color - alligator-look, and a grey-white crinkle finish.  WOW!  It certainly give these shoes a high flying fashion statement.  An just for extra measure, a brown shoe button fast…