Saturday, 6 April 2013

Night attire for sale

I thought I would show a few of my favourite things I have for sale right now - night attire!  I just can't resist them - all French, and very different.

Lovely large red monogram of 'LD', decorated with flowers too
nightshirt now sold

made from heavy linen, long sleeves, dating from around 1880

This man's shirt has a fine cotton collar added - for comfort, as old knobbly linen - chanvre - was very scratchy, and was uncomfortable for the poor, sensitive farmers to wear - they used to get their workmen to wear their shirts in first!
shirt now sold

This shirt has additions and repairs - a little history in a piece of textile...
shirt now sold

Now, quite different, is this satin slip, in salmon, unworn old stock.
slip now sold

A pretty scalloped edge and a little machine embroidery

two little pleats on the skirt, and a scalloped edge again

It comes in the original box and information sheet insert, dating from mid-late 20thc

This is an older slip - in heavy satin, with frothy cream lace added at the front hem
slip now sold.

It has rather pretty lace on the bust, and the slip dates from mid 20thc; this has been worn, but it is in good condition for the age

It came in this pretty box, which is included.

All these items are on auction this week on my Ebay page - here is the link for more information.

Have a good weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Carol
    I'm looking forward to being back in France in a couple of months to see my beautiful granddaughters.
    I hope to visit a brocante or two and pick up some more treasures!
    Thank you for your comment on the canal trip, we would love to Canal du Midi one day!
    Shane ♥



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