The photos in this portfolio are a collection of textiles that The Gatherings Antique Vintage has sold in the past.   These moment-in-time items, some extravagantly opulent, many with utterly charming history, while others a source of inspiration, are a treasure trove, I would love to share.  Please enjoy.

So purely elegant and so fashionable for a bride of the day circ late teens - early 1920's. Although the dress is not labeled it has the earmarks of being created by the Boue Soeurs' French Couture House.  Made of beautiful laces, embroidery work and accented with ribbon rosette.

Mother of the bride dress.  Both of the dresses were purchased from Arlean Andres dress shop, 300 Delaware St., Buffalo, N.Y. and delivered to Mrs. R. Weed, Fairfax Hotel, Buffalo. Marked on another portion of the box is a label with the handwritten words "2 Boue' dresses Jane's & mine".

An Assuit metal work shawl from the  Egyptian Revival period.  This type of shawl was quite the rage during the 1920's

A very interesting button charm string dating from the late Victorian era.  This particular string has over 300 buttons, including glass, china, metal and vegetable ivory. 

For your inspiration.  A wonderful vintage cluster of millinery, hat or dress silk apples.  So tempting, aren't they!