Friday, May 16, 2008

Pretty Bed Sheets, Pillowcases, Shams ~An Edwardian Trousseau

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!

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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 .

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