My Mum has been having a sort out and had some things mainly from her sewing room for me and been the kind daughter that I am I was only TOO happy to take them off her hands. I cant possibly show you everything that I got as it will be the longest post ever but take a look at the next picture of the boot of my huge estate car and you will get the idea of just how much I came away with.
The books are actually hiding alot as there is another bag underneath them. My poor Hubby been the kind gentleman that he is never said a word when I asked him to reverse the car into the drive for me. He just looked at the back of the car, said something under his breath and smiled.
I thought that I would show you some of the things that I was VERY lucky to be given. All of these things apart from the ribbons were made by my GreatGrandmother who was born in 1892 and her sister Emma who was born in 1872. My GreatGrandmother was raised by her sister when their mother died, their were eleven brothers and sisters.
The top one was used to trim the edge of a pillow case and the two on the bottom are ribbons.
This was a collar from a dress or a blouse and has been trimmed with lacework on the bottom.
We think that the top is a cuff from a dress, it looks and feels very delicate. The bottom crochet.
I love all of these but this has to be my favourite, it is crochet and is the cuff from a dress. I would love to have clothes like this, all made to look beautiful with ribbons and lacework. My sister thinks that I was born in the wrong period. I would love to be able to time travel to other times in History, I may not want to live there for long but to experience these places and times would be wonderful for a short time. Would you like to time travel? Where would you go to?
Iam not sure exactly how old these things are but they are so lovely. My GreatGrandmother was married in 1912 , this is a photograph of her on her wedding day.I am lucky that my Grandmother kept things and have a box full of newspaper cuttings and birth certificates so that I am able to find out information about my family and complete a family tree.
I will show wome of the other things another time, I just have to find somewhere to put them now.