First of all, one of my friends brought me back this treasure trove of goodies (she brought me back more and this is just what was in one of the little baggies).....
The fabrics you can see are gold and silver lame (at least I think that's what it's called) and the other piece is a beautiful gold satin. There are ribbons, and beads, and buttons, and some gorgeous trims. She also brought me some beautiful sequins and a package of milliner's needles. Am I blessed, or what?
I was gifted with these on the weekend...
I don't know how old these things are, but they came from a lady who is nearly 90. They could have been from her mother, so even older than that. The apron is made from a fabric very similar to gauze...certainly one that would have been used for Sunday best. The other piece is an envelope...perhaps used to hold hankies.
Click to embiggen the photos!
Some beautiful collars, as well as a little pouch that is crocheted using very heavy thread. I would assume that the ring must mean that it could be hung up. I have no idea what it would have been used for originally. Do you know?
I have to say that I have the nicest friends on earth! Thank you Mary Ellen and Kelly.
Today my quote is about friends, and comes from Arlo Guthrie.... "A friend isn't someone who will carry you to your destination so much as someone who will walk along with you for awhile"