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...

Silks, Satin, Printed Ribbons ~ A Collection From The Victorian 1920's Era

Silks, Satin, Printed Ribbons ~ A Collection From The Victorian 1920's Era
A very attractive silk taffeta printed flora ribbon dating from the late Victorian - Edwardian or 1920's era.  This found piece is unused condition.Another equally pretty floral ribbon from the Victorian  Edwardian 1920's, as the yellow floral ribbon above.  This silk taffeta ribbon has solid pink stripes in a satin finish.  Again, it is unused condition.This is just an incredi...

The Art Of Beautiful Needlework ~ A Spanish Drawn Needle Lace Tablecloth

This gorgeous vintage tablecloth was uncovered at an estate sale.  Still wrapped and folded with care, the cloth was a beauty to behold when discovered.  It is a handmade Spanish drawn needlelace tablecloth, or possibly a bedspread, measuring 65" wide x 102" long.  A very impressive size. The linen cloth is made of several different motifs, all put together into an extraordinar...