Visit The Gatherings, to see all of the beautiful antique and vintage textiles I have ~ antique clothing, hats, accessories, children's clothing, vintage bed and table linens, antique children's toys, vintage sewing notions, quilts and so much more!
The beauty of elaborate and fine workmanship is so evident in the making of beautiful linens to be included in a daughter's trousseau. Making of these items might start at a daughter's early age so by the time of marriage her trousseau would include the needed requirements of setting up housekeeping.
I recently acquired a small collection of these textiles from a trousseau with a number of them remaining unused. Admiring the skill of needle, I also reflect on the mothers and grandmothers who lovingly bestowed their fanciwork to fill the trousseau of a daughter or granddaughter.
This beautiful Italan bolster sham displays a wide border of hand crochet lace accented with a wide row of drawn thread surrounded with two narrow rows of drawn work . A beautiful motto of cutwork and embroidery tells all "Good Day" .
To see more lovely estate and trousseau linens .