Tuesday, July 13, 2010

needle arts and vinatge mags


it pays to put order into chaos.other than self satisfaction ( as if my cheap thrills came from good housekeeping) the finds can be astounding. take this one. a whole year, yes 12 issues, of a 1912 french mag  journal des ouvrages de dames.
i bought them  many, many moons ago when i lived in rome, italy, at a street market off piazza colonna. i remember the when and where- i can almost remember what i was wearing that day -, but ironically i did not remember i had them, buried in the chaos as they were.

the magazines are full of priceless  vintage illustrations and charming ads: hair tonic, train trips and louis vuitton travel chests,  foundation garments.  the list coud go on and on. 
there are sections of conseilles with photos,  pour la toilette et la parure( dress and hair) house decor and what's really interesting: charts for embroidering , lace making and broderie anglaise work.

there's a veritable wealth of charts, sewing  and  craft ideas here.   
if there's interest i could publish a once a week section with charts and or vintage illustrations.
let me know by leaving a comment.

now if i keep organising   i could maybe find some hidden gold  :)  :)

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  1. Anonymous1:15 PM

    yes please, what treasure...would love to see some.

  2. Anonymous4:11 PM

    Old magazines are great - so much neat stuff. Would love to see more.

  3. Sounds like gold to me too!

  4. sounds wonderful with a wealthof information I am sure.

  5. A lovely idea which would serve as inspiration for lots of projects. Always good to revisit vintage mags! So lucky that you saved them! Good luck in your hunt for gold.


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