The Challenge: soft entry for Heirlooms Challenge. The mantle it is on was made many moons ago. But when I was given the buckle I thought it was perfect for the mantle I made. This challenge seemed the perfect time to put it on.
Year: Mantle 1871. Buckle: Possibly Victorian but probably Edwardian.
Notions: Buckle, needle, thread
How historically accurate is it? 70% The mantle is 1870’s pattern made with synthetic fibers. The buckle is likely Edwardian. I have no proof that they used buckles on this style of mantle.
Hours to complete: .5
First worn: never
Total cost: Buckle was a gift. Mantle in closet for well over a year. =$0