Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Inspiring.....
I thought I would share with you this gorgeous and EXTREMELY rare antique dolly's bonnet, c1812-16. How can one help not to be inspired by such a precious little gem as this? This was most likely on a "Fashion Doll" of the period, as it is made exactly as an adults, but in miniature. It was quite common, for large fashion houses in Europe, to send miniature 'Fashion Dolls' across the ocean to America for their wealthy customers to order the latest fashions from.....only a handful survive today, so you can know my exuberance when I found this bonnet, all covered in a beautiful golden silke............
See the hand stitching of the boards.....
Wired brim, little silk flower on the inside would have been just at the edge of dollys face
What a treasure.....my inspiration for a little something, you will see on the 15th update this month on the Primitive Gathering.
May you all have a Blessed Day, this July 4th

7 comments:

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

.....a Blessed Day to you too Rachael. The wee bonnet is exquisite.Can't wait to see your update.

Barb

Lana said...

I am always in suspense awaiting the next photo you share...

Thank you Rachael for allowing us to see your treasures.

Lana

Dixie Redmond said...

Oh, THANK you for sharing pictures of this. It is gorgeous!

Dixie

Lorraine said...

Rachael, you always have such beautiful things to share..Thank-you!! Can't wait to see your goodies!!

Wendy said...

Such a lovely bonnet, Rachael. It really is a dollmakers dream piece for inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Incredible Rachael!! You have the most lovely treasures....thank you for sharing them with us!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh what a delightful little bonnet
can't wait to see what the 15th
offerings bring!!