I am going to set the stage in my son's room on his bed where I have my antique crazy quilt. It is draped over his comforter so when he comes home from college on weekends I can take it off real quick! I have a gorgeous table cloth that I have folded up at the end, it was so pretty but too big for my table so this is where it resides for now.
Before I tell you about the quilt and tablecloth I wanted to first mention the 3 piece burled walnut bedroom suite. I got it at Victorian Home estate auction several years ago, it was original to that house. Patent date of 1878. Consists of a bed, washstand and through the mirror of the washstand you'll see the dresser. I love this suite but when I brought it home all my son said was "I didn't even ask for this." He wants a bunk bed, I told him he could get a bunk bed when he gets his own house! Aren't I nice?
So anyway, back to the quilt, I bought it at one of our estate sales last Fall for $40!
I do not believe it dates back to the 1800's, most likely after 1900 because of all the cotton materials used. The earlier Crazy Quilts used silk and velvet materials and a wider variety of different stitches. Some Crazy Quilts have the dates stitched on them, but not this one. It just has initials here and there...
and this cute lone flower...
And let me add one more antique quilt (just got today at a sale for 17.00!)It most likely dates back to the late 1800's.
Not sure what pattern it is called, reminds me of the Log Cabin pattern but don't think that is it. So if you know, please tell me. It is made of velvet and silk material. I like the little flag that was sewn in there.
I don't know if I will leave this quilt on the bed, it is pretty fragile, but for now I'll drape it over the foot of the bed like this.
For the vignette I brought out the sewing baskets, notions, lace, tatting and buttons.
Inside the large basket are lace, black bead trims, and tatting
Inside the small basket are mother of pearl, glass, and brass buttons
these four are my favorite, I bought them as they are, cut right off of a burgundy velvet jacket or dress
Inside the box are black glass buttons, and behind them in the pressed glass dish are mother of pearl buttons.
Guess what this cute little birdie on its nest is, besides a pin cushion...
a thimble holder! A reproduction it is.
And I have a few sewing related advertising trade cards. A singer sewing machine with 100 examples of Crazy Patchwork stitches on the back.
And these three cards are advertising cotton threads. Clark's and Merrick's.
And a back view...
I am joining the following linky parties for this post...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
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HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY with Kathy
SHARE YOUR CUP with Jann
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Kathleen, Sharon and Diana