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Sweet Love ~ Sweet Valentine

Valentine's Day is a very special day of the year to share romantic feelings with someone loved.  It can also be a sweet moment to share with family and friends.  So when that arrow strikes your heart let it be full of passion and caring.  Gifts given are usually candy and flowers  but maybe this year you long to be inspired, especially if the recipient loves vintage....a whole…

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…

Antique Irish Linen Fabric ~ A Fabulous Find Still With Original Label

I thought this was really a fantastic piece of fabric from the turn of the century, 1900's 1920's. in Irish linen.  Still with the original paper label, in unused condition. I am always amazed at the wonderful antique and vintage items that still can be found today, from long ago, which have the original boxes or labels.  Still in pristine condition. such as this piece of linen yardage.A…

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…

Beautiful Undergarments Of The Flapper Years of The 1920's

The closing of the first decades of the 1900's saw undergarments, not only changing in style, but also in fabrics, as man made fibers appeared more widely.   Some of the most beautiful rayon silk lingerie, in yummy colors, were produced after World War l through the early 1940's, with the heyday between the 1920's and 1930's.  The above photo is of a chiffon brassiere from the 1920'…

A Fascinating Look At A 1914 Vintage Edwardian Hat And Millinery Supply Catalog

Here is really a treasured find, as not often are these early millinery catalogs found, at least I don't see many.   Sometimes, a few hats are combined in catalogs, featuring clothing and accessories.   Still, to find a complete catalog, dedicated to the early Edwardian millinery trade is a treat.Written on the outside of the catalog is the date 1914. The catalog is issued by the Millin…