I recently became the slightly overwhelmed recipient of a treasure trove of vintage fiber. There is clothing for infants through adults. There are dozens and dozens of linen napkins, tablecloths, hand towels, pillowcases.... I am busily washing, drying, ironing, sorting and trying, basically, to get my head and hands around what I have and what I should do with it. Some of it I will just keep for the household, although I think any sane woman would agree that 3 dozen linen napkins is probably more than enough. I am going to have to do something useful and productive with the rest and, after consulting with my advisory board (Joe, my sister Peg and most especially my daughter Devan) I have decided to peddle some of it on Etsy. If you click HERE you will go directly to my Etsy site. Today I posted two articles of clothing. This one is a cotton lace blouse from approximatley 1910. It is from the era when women had just begun to have office jobs outside of the home, farm or factory. Devan took the photographs of the clothing herself, and often of herself. It is a wonderment to me how she can be in front of the camera and behind the camera at the same time.
This photo is of a beautiful cobalt blue lace gown with satin facings. We decided to replace the missing buttons, which originally were almost certainly blue satin covered ones to match the dress facings. We though the dress had a European/Asian feeling that would be perfectly complimented with some of the red enameled Russian buttons that I had gotten from Peacefleece. They do look brilliant on the dress and Devan looks brilliant IN the dress and very calm for a photographer who had to set up the shot and then go around and get into position before the camera went off.
If you would like to stay with us this is the room we rent via Airbnb. I would love to see you and give you a tour of the studio, some quality time at the knitting table, some scones and warm drinks.