Saturday, 21 January 2012

A textile treasure box!

So this week at the auctions I came across an eclectic mixture of textiles! I bought a box which was very much a case of "not judging a book by it's cover".

Yes, it looked like this on the outside, and not much more interesting at first glance inside as the top layer was a quantity of old 1950's green shiny damask curtains, but it turned out to be a virtual treasure chest underneath ....

Lots of interesting textiles but a very strange mixture to all come from the same household!

 Harris tweed fabrics in several different colours.

A white Irish linen surplice - complete with page from original catalogue from 1935.

    Lots of lace collars and other Swiss lace trim.

 Ladies silk hankies commemmorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

And lots of white Irish linen napkins - not a set of 4 or 6 amongst them!

All this along with the curtains, several pillowcases full of holes and three bottles of hand cream!

1 comment:

BusyLizzie said...

will the coronation hankies be for sale please??? Lizzie