Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), 1760s, remodeled 1780s. Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe, with gently curving flower and leaf meanders in puce, shaded tangerine flowerheads, red berries and sage green foliage, alternating with small sprays of flowers in deep rose pink and ivory. Trimmed with same tufted silks and corded wire loops.
Well, it wasn't easy with a 3 year old around. But free tires from garages more then willing to give them away. A few cans of spray paint from Walmart (paint after assembled to save on paint) and Cypress mulch (packs really nicely) from Home Depot. Adding in a Little Tikes sliding board that he is out growing and you have a home made fun, play area for a very active little boy!!
This hearty potato and onion cake from the North East of England is an amazingly low-cost dinner – Slimming World’s version includes cabbage and tasty ham to make it a complete meal. This dish can be ready on the dinner table in 1hr. This recipe serves 4 people. Any leftovers can be kept in a Tupperware in the fridge for up to 2 days.
In the 1770s and 1780s printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprays. The gown has a fitted back and open front below the waist, revealing a petticoat of the same fabric. The lack of decoration and use of cotton instead of silk indicates that this gown was probably worn during summer afternoons for card games and tea parties, rather than for evening dress.
An Art Nouveau plique-à-jour enamel, diamond and pearl brooch, circa 1900. Depicting a rose-cut diamond sun setting over water with rose diamond clouds overhead, in a ground of blue, rose and green plique-à-jour enamel, the border decorated with a spray of irises and buds of baroque pearls and rose-cut diamonds, mounted in rose gold and silver, a glazed compartment on the back. #ArtNouveau #brooch