This past weekend I got in a bit of shopping. I wasn’t gonna do it, I swear! But, I was right next door at the chiropractor’s office and I was a bit dizzy after he fixed my neck-to dizzy to drive and, well there was a sale on….
The fringe and the wide lace were bought for this project.
Then I met some old friends for tea. We hadn’t seen each other for a couple of years and hooked up again because of Facebook. Because of Facebook, they found out about my odd little hobby and thought I might like some things from their Great Aunt H…some of which came from her mother! Ah…YEAH!
I don’t know how old this stuff is but they thought 100 years anyway…so Edwardian at least. I think that since I’m okay with using 2014 made buttons on Victorian costumes, I can probably be okay with a 1900 and something one eh?
That cloak fastener is screaming for a red wool cloak to hold shut. It is clever in its simplicity. Two buttons, one with a chain welded on to it. You sew the buttons on the cloak, one to each side and use the chain as a button-hole. Ta da!
What is that underneath those steel buttons?
Some brass buttons to inspire me are here as well!
And now I have a choice to make…The wide lace I bought in the morning…or the wide lace given to me in the evening….
I’m thinking the given lace is the better match. But it means I have to cut it in half. Can I do it? I’ll have to tell myself that lace is meant to make something lacy. I’d only be fulfilling its destiny by cutting it and using it rather than stuffing it in another box…. It is probably only vintage and not truly antique…yet.