Thursday, 19 April 2012
Isn't this the most amazing hat? It is made from crepe chiffon and dates from mid 1920s
Black cloche hat is sold - sorry
I'm selling it on Ebay - the link is here, with more photos and information.
Sorry, this nightshirt is sold
And, this is a nightshirt with a difference - the hood!
The hood is detachable - it's held on with little buttons
It is in excellent condition too. I'm still not sure if it wasn't made for a convent or monastery. Either way, it is warm and cuddly - and right now, we could do with a bit of warmth!
Again, more info and piccies here in my Ebay listing.
Although it is only Thursday, have a great weekend - we're to St Yrieix la Perche tomorrow just for an outing, maybe a little lunch, and call in at some brocantes en route!
Wish it would warm up though...
Friday, 13 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
All white items sold
White is always so difficult to photograph, but here is a single-bed size bolster cover, also perfectly suitable for bolster cushions for day-beds, sofas etc. In pure cotton, there is a simple buttoned fastening.
This is the larger double-bed size striped bolster cover.
When we first visited France many, many years ago and stayed in a little hotel, I remember being intrigued by the pillows on the bed.
In Britain, the norm is to have one or two rectangular pillows for the head.
In France, the traditional way, is a long sausage-shaped bolster, or traversin, usually in striped ticking, which is placed on the head of the bed over the sheet, and the sheet is then pulled round over the pillow and tucked in. On top of this is placed one or two SQUARE pillows, not rectangular.
I was lucky enough to buy some old but unused stock from a closed-down mercerie and included in this were striped ticking bolster covers for a double bed - see the listing here, and a few single-bed white covers here - also suitable for a day bed or sofa.
At home, we actually have a mixture of both - the striped bolster under the head, with a heavy linen sheet pulled round it and tucked in, with several rectangular pillows - in my case FOUR - yes, I know it's a lot but I do a lot of reading, and like to be propped up!
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