Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Festive greetings.

 I do hope the weather won't spoil Christmas for any of you. My son and his new wife are coming up from Surrey early tomorrow morning so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the journey isn't too bad for them.

Take care and enjoy the break and I'll be back in the New Year with lots more wonderful vintage fabrics and trims for you.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Last minute presents at Rag Rescue website

Still need some last minute presents?
Then look no further as I've chosen some best picks for you today.

No. 1  - Sewing case

A very special sewing case made from hand made felt and embellished with lace, beads, vintage flowers, motifs and Rococo ribbon roses.
The flower shaped case has been made in four individual section which are tied together at the top with antique ivory silk ribbon. When the ribbon is untied the four section fall down to display four pockets holding a variety of vintage sewing equipment. The pockets have been made using French vintage fabric. The pockets hold a packet of vintage needles, some mending thread, a strip of Glamour buttons, four card reels of sewing silks, ribbon and lace.

All hand made.

Each petal measures approx. 5.5"/14cms high and 3"/7.5cms at the widest point.
The base is 3"/7.5cms x 2.5"/6.5cms

Click HERE to buy

 No. 2  - Antique framed painted ivory slip

 I just love these painted ivory slips. they are very rare now. Someone has framed this one in a wooden frame and you can see that the ivory slip has moved from it's original mount but this could be easily moved back. early 19th century.

The ivory slip is 2.5/3cms x 4.5cms

 Buy it HERE 

No. 3 - Ladies pretty vintage floral silk hankie 

 27cms x 26cms
Buy it HERE

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Rag Rescue 'Pick of the day' - Large piece of antique beaded net with the Glasgow rose design. Discount day.

A most amazing piece of beaded net in the Glasgow style containing a design of five 'Glasgow roses' using  white and silver glass bugle beads of differing lengths. there is a central slightly larger rose 9.5cms x 10cms and 4 slightly smaller roses 9cms x 9cms.
the roses are surrounded by trailing stems and leaves which create a flowing design all in beads.
The net is a pale pink and it has two large scallops on the bottom edge moving from 68cms plus 4 cms of beaded drops to 40cms + 4cms beaded drops at the top of the scallop shape.
The whole piece is 1.25m wide.

There is some damage to the top of the net away from the decoration at both end which could be trimmed off. However the main decorated piece is in excellent condition.

There are so many uses for this beaded piece one of which would be to use the design for other items.

The 'Glasgow rose' was a signature in many of Charles Rennie Mackintosh interior designs around 1900. It is thought that it was first used by Jessie Newbery in her textile design, although this hasn't been proved and was soon everywhere in Glasgow.

This beaded piece is very rare.

 £5.00 discount today only - down to £50.00

Sunday, 8 December 2013

'December Dazzlers' - new items today at the Rag Rescue website

I've just listed 36 items onto the website. 
By browsing through the 'New listings' section you will find
vintage fabric,antique and vintage quilt pieces, millinery feathers, sew-ons, vintage gift pencils, etc and a wonderful  large piece of antique beaded net with the Glasgow rose design.