Janne Robberstad

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another doily

By spotogspindel | August 30, 2010

Inspired by this image I found here:

I made my own version:

Using a hand-crochet doily, adding a layer of metallic chiffon, and sewing it down on a pale moss-colored ribbon that ties in the back.

And then adding a rather beautiful broach from Accessorize.

And talking of chockers/neck-warmers (in lack of a better name), has anyone seen this type before? I found it at an auction a few years ago:

My bet is that it is home-sewn, with velvet and cotton-lace for decoration.

Here seen from the back. I´m thinking it must be a piece made to be tucked into a dress, probably in the same fabric.

Inside it´s a very fine woven linen. Judging by style, color and material, I´m guessing it´s from around 1900, no later than 1910.

I appreciate any other views, guesses or information on this piece.

Topics: Diverse | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “another doily”

  1. indigorchid Says:
    August 31st, 2010 at 02:48

    Your lace-necklace is really cool! And I agree with you thinking the vintage neckpiece was tucked into another dress. That makes sense to me.

  2. Aimee Says:
    September 1st, 2010 at 00:59

    Oh my goodness gracious…. SO LOVELY!!! I have an immense amount of catching up to do here, but what a delightful prospect! Everything you touch turns out completely charming!

  3. bill Says:
    September 4th, 2010 at 05:05

    i specially like the neck-lace with button up, really nice design.