Thursday, December 21, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!




I want to take this time to THANK YOU for your friendship, it means so much to me. I wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Sonia

Sunday, December 17, 2017

"Bessie" Hand-carved Queen Anne Wooden Doll




Her dress is inspired by a beautiful wedding gown from the
Georgian Era. 
Delightful 18th c. Brocaded Textiles





Look at the details on the sleeves.....the lace and ribbon work 
are gorgeous, made in France and dating from the 19th c.





Back view : 3-piece trained dress

Ohhh panniers !!

Bessie is wearing a long chemise, underskirt,
stays and panniers.
Stays : Early 18th c. Italian silk



Double cloth pockets: 18th c. embroidered silk with multicolored floral motifs.





 



Her brocaded silk shoes are beautifully embellished
with glass beads from the Victorian Era