Incredible detail...Some on entire robes, and others in bits...Of course the British are properly represented too! What was this sweet bag doing among the Chinese embroideries? We used to live near Honiton in Devon, so Honiton lace is very well represented. But there are plenty of other laces and needleworks too. So many sad little souveniers of the First World War,some of them quite heartbreaking.And just a piece of nostalgic ephemera for those who remember shopping in Exeter in the old days!My own baby dress, made by my Aunty Faith. I seem to have been as messy with food as my own sons!
An incredible Second World War Scarf - I will do an entire post later on the fantastic slogans. And let's not forget the buttons, which I've shared already.
While sorting through all these treasures, we found other items which were good but worn in places, and which could be turned into crafted items. I've brought them home and have started a bit of work - in silk and lace, but with a few other vintage items thrown in too. If you sign up for the Pay it Forward event below then you could, or in fact would, find out just what I've brought home! I realise that not everyone has the time to do something like Pay it Forward, and that others have done it before, but I'd be delighted to have the full three people for whom I could 'Pay it Forward'!