Christmas and New Years prettiness

I was given some lovely costume related prettiness for Christmas, and I picked up a bit more on my road trip.

First, my wonderful in-laws asked me for a wish list, and off of it, they got me…(drumroll here)…




I’ll be reviewing all three of these as I use them.

Space was limited on the road trip, so all I picked up was these three bits of deliciousness:

Vintage coral velvet ribbon, vintage tortoiseshell mirror, vintage grass-green silk ribbon

The mirror has the cutest little wreath motif on the back.

What do you think? 1930s?

It also has some damage, and the tortoiseshell has shrunk, so I’m going to be researching how to conserve it, and blogging about that.

Finally, just before Christmas I found these gorgeous embroidered napkins:


The handwork is exquisite, and the motifs are all different:

This one is my favourite. Are they dianthus?

Pansies and forget-me-nots

I don’t know what these flowers are called, but I photographed some of them on my road trip

Pink daisies (or chrysanthemums) and forget-me-nots

Shasta daisies and cornflowers

I suspect that there was a 6th napkin at some point.  I’ll just have to have 5 person tea parties with this set!


  1. Madame Ornata says

    Wow, how utterly awesome on so many levels! That mirror is so pretty and the ribbons delighful, that green swoon. The books squeee. Have fun you deserve it

    That is my favourite embroidery too 🙂

  2. YAY!!!! Books and Hankies have to be my favorite presents ever. 🙂 Have fun using them!

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