Sunday, November 10, 2013

Feminine Treasures ~ Ruffles, Lace and Ribbonwork



  Ruffles, Lace & Ribbonwork

I've been sewing and crafting since I was a little girl.  It's second nature and a part of my being.
Over the years I have developed a passion and respect for all things "handmade".  I appreciate the time and creativity that goes into making each piece.  
I love old things and I'm always thrilled when I find feminine lovelies such as these.
The two little bags (in first few photos) are Victorian era wrist bags.  Frilly little purses that held a compact, a hanky or a calling card.  They are very old.....  so delicate and fragile.  Both were handmade.  The fine stitching and handwork is amazing.  
I also found this French blue hanky holder.  I loved the ribbonwork flowers.
They are not only beautiful but are little works of art.
I am honored to be the temporary keeper of such beautiful things and hope to someday pass them on to someone who will treasure them as I have.

Have a lovely week.

Sharing with
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday
Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday's
Adorned From Above for Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party
TIMEWASHED for Blissful Whites Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Rose Chintz Cottage for HOME Party
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Party
Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday
Rooted In Thyme for Simple & Sweet Friday
My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
Helene's Legacy for Everyday Vintage Link Party
DIY Vintage Chic for Friday's Five Features
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Nifty Thrifty Things for Nifty Thrifty Sunday


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Alessandra said...

Your little bags are such beautiful, romantic and delicate. I agree with you...handworks are little works of art.

Di said...

These are beautiful! Di@Cottage-wishes

Art and Sand said...

I too am a seamstress who enjoys to do hand needlework. Your pieces are just lovely.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Elizabeth, I just think that these items were so precious. I miss the ladylike ways of the days gone by. I think when we get to heaven we are going to have so many lovely and delicate things, made just for us!
I hope you're doing well, and looking forward to Thanksgiving!
Blessings, Roxy

mothers shadow said...

Stopping by from the party and your posts are simply beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh these are so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Elizabeth! I'd have lace and ruffles all over the place here if the husband would go along with it. : )

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Absolutely Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
Have a great week.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So romantic and beautiful!Thank you for sharing your post at the Cottage Style Party :)
Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla (Guest Host)

Cindy said...

So delicate, romantic and reminiscent of the years past. I am a collector of clutch and yes, they were all small, just large enough for snuff, or a handkie.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Elizabeth, these are so beautiful! They are indeed little works of art; precious! I adore lace and beading. Thank you for sharing at my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


Lisa Natcharian said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :) If you have a minute, stop by and share at my new link party, Everyday Vintage. Your style is the perfect fit. Would love to see you there!

Lisa @ Helene's Legacy

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love these delicate vintage pieces! You always find the most feminine lovelies!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

How delicate! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a Showcase feature button for your blog. Here is the link to the Showcase. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

augcott said...

I **sighed** through your post .... absolutely lovely!!!
I am a new "follower" :-D

diane @ aug's blog

romance-of-roses said...

Little bags are precious. Have always admired ribbon work and never have done it, love your work. Hugs..Lu

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

You do create lovely, feminine crafts Elizabeth - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Those little rose white lace bags are beautiful and you sew well. Just love these,
Hugs, Lynnie

Jody and Stan said...

What beautiful work you do. I love both bags, so pretty with the lace, ruffles and ribbon work. Thank you so much for sharing. Always love hearing from you.


Anonymous said...

Oh my!
Elizabeth, I am so pleased to stumble across your beautiful blog.
These are truly treasures!
So feminine and exquisite, I love each one, thank you for sharing all the beauty and inspiration!
Happy New Year,