ok the story of whats in this basket. You still want to know right?Coz if not I wont bore you lol
Before I get started the basket was bought from an oppie (as usual buying things that I have no use for at the time) and came in handy for storing whats inside.I know not suitable for a few of the items which will be stored properly from here on in I promise.But I had to hide from little fingers and its done the job well till now.
Now where was I?....... oh yes I am a lover of Period dramas The Titanic, Emma etc etc and my new love (this was the hint) is Downton Abbey I mean those outfits are to die for!! You all have been watching it right?If not you must!!
So I knew the time was now to share whats in That dang basket!! ha
So anyway a year back I met new friends via skype while trying my hand at network marketing (had some success and some fails) anyway I met a lovely friend via skype who lives in Italy but is from the USA. She is a wonderful artist as you can see HERE
I was telling her that I collect vintage and she said she was selling all her collection (some things I didnt get and wish I did) Some things belonged to her mum and gran some things were collected in many places. including a wedding dress from the 1800s that had info about them and I did research .. but thats another story.
Anyway I was able to pay off these items over a few months even tho they were reasonably priced it just helped make it more affordable to pay for Thanks Gemma xx and here they are Click on any pic to get a closer look. ... Are you ready?.....(drum roll please)
My heart beat so fast when I saw this Edwardian top and skirt
I have a huge love of the femininity of the Victorian/Edwardian period hence why I adore this dress
This button has paper or cardboard inner and is well and truly home made.Love it.
Then this one from the 20s another era I adore
do I have any vintage purses?You betcha I do see....
Mesh and beaded If you want closer pics of anything let me know.Bet you love these Dakota
My dear friend Crafty Carol has a lovely collection of bags too and does tutorials of all sorts just ask and she will most likely know how.I also have heaps more (naturally) but thats for another day.
Some more? how about a hat pin and a hair comb belonging (from memory)to Gemmas gran
Silver Compact set from mum or Gran (all written down somewhere I must find it) So Scarlett I lied (tho accidently as I cant abide liars ) I have 2 compacts not one I forgot I had this one watch out I may catch up with you yet lol love the green stone on the lippy holder.Being my fav colour and all.
Some jewels the 1960s? grapes they are stamped Sterling paxco 925 Rancho Alegre Id say the round brooch would be a Mourning one that may have had hair in it at one time, small dress clip The black brooch didnt photo well see it boxed below.The bow is seperate from the round one tho they work well together.
and she sent her dads old ruler that he always worked with with (yes I have old ruler collection too)
So now you know what was in the basket I so hope you enjoyed having a look.
On another note I now have more followers 113 how exciting is that?Thanks everyone I hope you keep coming and reading my random ramblings. You never know where I will go with them.
Ok thats it for me back to the crafting table now if I can get warm.Did I mention I dont like the cold?
Ps my net has been on go slow so I cant always comment.This is to Sarah from Misfits that dress you had on last post was amazing,I can just see you and Desiree off to the circus together lol.If you both disapear we will know where to find you both loved what you both wore xx