Thursday, 19 April 2012

1920s Cloche and a nightshirt


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

Nice hat!





I'm a sucker for a bit of spotty Paris net - and this one is in mauve!

In my Ebay shop right now - see more photos here - I'd keep it but alas! I'll never wear it because it's TOO SMALL!

I'm a smiley person now!



Hooray! Gone back to my old blogger - can't be doing with all this new stuff. Sorry, but I am an old technophobe at heart...

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Why re-invent the wheel?

I HATE THIS NEW VERSION OF BLOGGER!  Can anyone tell me how to leave a comment on my own blog?  What was wrong with the old version?  Why re-invent the wheel?

This is driving me nuts!


 Sorry Jane, I do hope you had a lovely Easter too!


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

French bolster covers, in white or striped ticking






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.

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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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