Friday, February 15, 2013

Warner Bros Costumes

A few months ago the owner of the antique store where I used to work went to an auction where she purchased a 'lot' of costumes from Warner Bros.!! There were so many shirts, petticoats, bodices, pantaloons, aprons, etc. I couldn't make up my mind on what to purchase! Most of the items looked to be from old 'westerns' and judging by the sizes (which were very, very tiny) I'm thinking they are very old! My pictures do not do them justice. I am dazzled by all the lace, trims and muslin.What a treasure! The waists are so small they don't fit on my size 8 mannequin!

yummy old muslin and lace
love the rusty-red of the tulle
layers and layers - I think there's at least 8... 
not in great shape but pretty! 
so many layers - this petticoat weighs about 10+ pounds! 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

My Etsy store is now open!

It's been a long time in the making - but I have opened my Etsy store... I have little 'quilties' available right now, and I'll be adding some vintage items and other things as I get them photographed. This takes a bit more time than I thought! Please go here ~ jaimecollectionner ~  for a visit - I am trying to figure out how to get the sidebar link up and running as well!

Ooh la la! 
Grandma's Flower Garden

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Valentine Project!

I love Valentine's Day, and I especially love creating hearts! However, I seem to have started a bit late this year! I went to the local thrift store and found some wonderful white quilted pillow covers - king size - 2 for $3.50! Brought them home with a heart project in mind! Dyed one of them in the sink - a lovely shade of 'shabby', faded, red! Cut it into heart shapes, added a little vintage ribbon rosette I had, and here you go~

Found this 'embroidered' piece of fabric... lots of possibilities! 
One of the white quilted pillow covers (before)
Acollection of hearts I put in a basket! 
One of the pillow covers dyed - love this red! 
My studio helper - Asparagus! My new purchase from Baggaraggs! Love her dolls! 
The quilted heart - complete!