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The purse as an essential feminine accessory came into prominence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century when the line of dresses narrowed and the waistlines rose. Prior to that time, women had worn pockets under their skirts. These were large flat bags with long vertical slits, which were tied around the waist and sat atop the petticoat. They were reached through a slit in the skirt. The width of the skirts allowed room for any number of bulky items to be kept in the pockets. As the skirts narrowed, however, bulging pockets ruined the elegant line and became unfashionable. (Pocket slits can still be seen in early nineteenth century dresses, but the pocket itself could not have held much without spoiling the line.) The reticule developed as a result: a bag carried outside the dress.
August 13, 2014
Drabware: Charming Tableware That's Anything but Drab
Call it beige, call it greige, call it khaki or greenish or brownish. The complex color of drabware fits all of these descriptions. In fact, it’s anything but drab.The color of the tableware known as drabware may just be the ultimate neutral. It fits into any setting and looks good with almost any other color. It’s also a chameleon, taking on a different tone depending on the light it’s in and what it’s paired with.
The work of Adam Buck, Regency portrait and miniature painter, provides a fascinating insight into the faces and fashions of this time. Buck’s portraits of The Royals, landowners, Serving Officers and society hostesses, dressed in white muslin, seated or standing in fashionable interiors, brings the world of Jane Austen vividly to life. Jane Austen enthusiasts know Adam Buck’s work better than most.
Born in Cork to a family of silversmiths, Buck specialised in painting miniatures from an early age and soon progressed to larger watercolour portraits. After working in Cork and Dublin, Buck left Ireland for London in 1795 and began a long and prolific career as a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy.
Thimble Fingers was created by Julie Macdonald in 2000, at a time when she was living in Singapore and the opportunity arose for her to pass on her embroidery skills by teaching embroidery in Asia. In 2001 she returned to Australia and hasn’t looked back since. Thimble Fingers is a home based mail order business, operating out of a small home studio in Julie’s garden at Meadow Springs, Mandurah in Western Australia.
One of the company activities is setting up a shoe museum in Moscow and running exhibitions of historical and designer shoes.
Our aim is to present footwear not only as historical artefacts, but as one of the most important elements of costume, which makes it possible to trace back social, economic and psychological realities throughout the periods of evolution of material and spiritual culture of the mankind.
My particular areas of interest are (in no particular order): Charles II and the Restoration of the Monarchy, The English Civil War, Renaissance Italy, the Borgia family, Medieval England, The Crusades and the Mistresses of Charles II - although I will read pretty much anything historical!
I am an art history graduate, writer of terrible historical fiction, committed Francophile, history geek and Versailles obsessive. I am also a middle class housewife and mother of two, living on the razor wire between slummy and yummy mummy depending on whether I have had time to apply mascara in the morning.
We adore this fabulous NY interior designer, Quirky, eclectic and not afraid of reflecting the personality and taste of his individual clients. His work has been published in the New York Times, New York Magazine, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home and British House & Garden. Most recently Harry has been featured in the Andrew Martin Design Review No.14.
Welcome to The Sampler Guild. With hundreds of members based here in the UK and throughout the world, the aim of The Sampler Guild (TSG) is to offer a forum furthering the research of sampler history, provide the next step-up from Cross Stitch, promote the preservation of antique samplers, continue the art of sampler making and most importantly, have lots of FUN!
Welcome to Faith Viland's Antiques website specializing in country Americana with original paint and surfaces. Also featuring American and English artwork and complimentary accessories. All merchandise is guaranteed 100% as described and shown on my website.
We have one of the largest single store inventories on the internet with 1000s of pictured items in 72 categories of antiques and collectibles including: Toys,Glassware,Pottery,Petroliana,Primitives,Sports,Cast Iron,Automobilia,Books,Tools,Prints,Coins,Clocks,Watches,Cowboy, Indian,Furniture and Advertising.We also offer the following free services:link directory/search engine,email,message boards and chat rooms for our customers making for a community environment available all on one site.
Carlton Hobbs LLC Painting of a Lady in Pensive Pose, Probably German, Ca 1775.
One important clue to this work is the steel-mounted Wedgwood buckle on the belt of the sitter. The subject of the buckle is “Domestic Employment,” depicting two children with a spinner carrying a distaff, a design created by Lady Elizabeth Templetown. Lady Templetown was an aristocratic amateur artist, who first sent her “cut-outs” to Josiah Wedgwood in 1783. Her talents were of such a high order that she was asked to send him more designs and Wedgwood himself praised her thusly in his 1787 “Catalog of cameos, intaglios, medals, bas-reliefs, busts and small statues…”: “I have lately been enabled to enrich [bas-reliefs] with some charming groupes, which lady Diana Beauclerc and lady Templetown, whose exquisite taste is universally acknowledged, have honoured me with the liberty of copying from their designs.”
This page is for people who are interested in various things Mortlock. There are Mortlocks all over the world, especially in the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa. It seems that among other things, they have been Tinkers, Tailors, Soldiers, Sailors, Bankers and Convicts. There have been china retailers in London bearing the Mortlock name.
Tinsel prints are a unique English art form from the early and mid-19th century. They are typically composed of metal foils, fabric scraps, leather, feathers, and any other suitable material glued onto printed portraits of actors and actresses.
I have been buying and selling vintage jewellery, vintage costume jewellery and vintage accessories in London and the U.K. for about 30 years. I started selling vintage jewellery and accessories in markets such as Covent Garden and Camden Passage, and antiques fairs such as Alexander Palace, Greenwich Art Deco, Battersea Art Deco and Kensington Decorative Arts.
The goal of Thistle Threads is to bring back techniques from the past in a manner that appeals to the embroiderer of today. We strive to provide you with a quality experience and search the world for fabulous materials to enhance the time you spend on your creatio
Stout Brothers is excited to now offer an online resource for your home. Gather ideas and gain inspiration as we explore all areas of interior design. Life is busy, here we will take the hottest trends and topics and break them down into easy to read articles. With categories spanning the design world, we are showcasing everything from well-made to hand-made.
Available to all, this newsletter is a great read for everyone.
The Bowes Museum, England. The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.
Purpose built in the 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, the Museum has a wonderful story to tell.
Is This Stitch Period? (#14 Of A Series) Pulled thread: a tangled web
Whitework is a modern term for most embroidery on white linen (or cotton) worked with a white thread (linen, cotton, silk). There are many forms of whitework, but the form we are concentrating on in this survey is pulled work.
Pulled work is the distortion of the warp and weft threads to form patterns. The threads are literally pulled out of alignment and bound into groups to create patterns. Pulled work is also used to create a background for other embroidery.
I am semi retired living in my home town, Clarksville, Mo. I have this old historic house that I have restored, and have opened for tours and rentals. The 1845 Historic Elgin / Cottrell House museum.I have a little gift shop. Richard's Great Stuff,down the street from the house. My best thing in life is my little beagle girl, Sissy. I enjoy blogs about decoarting.