After a rather busy week and weekend things are slowly returning to normal...well normal for us!! I am busy this week getting my stock organised for Northampton Vintage fair this coming Saturday, and I am going to try and find the time to do some sewing as well (famous last words). I thought you might like to see a couple of recent purchases I have made for Clarissa my 1920's mannequin bust.
Clarissa is now sporting a rather lovely wedding veil and wax flower tiara dating to the 1920's. I bought it from a lady in France and it came in the original box.
It is very delicate and there is a little damage which I suppose is only to be expected when you are around 90 years old.
I have also just purchased this original 1920's flappers beaded headdress from Poppies Cottage. Please click on the name to be taken to this wonderful website, a real treat for anyone who adores early vintage clothing like myself. Ann also sells on Ebay under the same name and is a really lovely person to deal with, and a real expert. I will be visiting again I am sure.
The bead work is so beautiful and must have been so labour intensive. The edging around the headdress is missing but I think it still looks absolutely stunning, it even fits me!!
I am surprised by how much it weighs, but just think what it would have looked like worn with a heavily beaded flapper dress....oh to have lived then. My Nan who was born in 1920 always says that she and I were born the wrong way round. She can't understand all the fuss about vintage and antiques and her home is filled to the brim with modern items, she always says she is the oldest thing in her house!! I did find some lovely bits and pieces on Sunday that will be going on my stand this Saturday. Hope you all have a lovely week, and thank you for leaving lovely comments and a big hello to all my new followers.