Sunday, 24 June 2012

Antique Clothing- Poppies Cottage

In my quest to find antique underpinnings and accessories both for my own collection, and to restore and sell on Antique Historika, I came across Poppies Cottage on ebay.

The lady who owns this fabulous antique clothing business also has an website, with items not available over at ebay. She is a very lovely, friendly lady, and her passion for historical textiles and clothing is immediately apparent. She has a devoted following, and her items are often added to historical dress collections around the world.

She is one of the few people who sells items from the 1700s. There are often Georgian, Regency and Romantic era pieces, as well as Victorian and Edwardian.

Just look at these:
Regency Muslin and Linen Cap/Bonnet

Regency Silk Taffeta Ladies Shoes c.1810
Regency c.1810 Silk Scarf

19th Century Whitework Collar

 -This I am pretty sure would be from around the late 1820s/30s, due to the width? I would LOVE to own this! The skills involved in whitework such as this takes my breath away.

There is also a fab section under 'The Study' on her website, listing research books and a record of previous sales.

The owner of Poppies Cottage has very kindly allowed me to use her images, and blog about any pieces that are of especial interest to me, so watch this space!


Sunday, 17 June 2012

Bright Star- Regency Fashions

Well, as this week has been a little traumatic with dear Dad's funeral, (although wonderful too, as I finally met my beautiful nephew, and my godmother flew over from the States to be with us), I am going to remind myself of the gorgeous fashions from the 'Bright Star' film, costumed by designer Janet Patterson. This production is certainly in my top 5 for Regency clothing awesomeness.

I really admired the jumper dresses in this film, and LOVE this blouse here

Beautiful red striped spencer

I have been wanting a teal blue dress such as this for a long time...!
Too much frilly yummyness!

The bright, bold colours of this film made the costumes for me.

Must see the film again to find this outfit!

And I would just like to say, in signing off, that Ben Whishaw is a massive talent, and I eagerly look forward to seeing his career progress. I hope the BBC bring back 'The Hour' for a second series, too.