Saturday, September 19, 2009

What am I going to do with it? I don't know and I don't care.

Have you ever had to have something, just for the aching, heartbreaking beauty of it? This beautiful (but tattered) dress embellishment from the 1920s is past using, but the craftmanship and materials just leave me breathless. I found it tucked away in an antique shop, and had to take it home.

Silver metal lace, handmade silk satin rosettes, silver lamé leaves, and pearls. Sigh!

9 comments:

Marchi Wierson said...

perfect!

Lauren Ashley said...

Gorgeous!
You should frame it in a shadow box and hang it in your home!

littlebyrd said...

I am quite certain you will do something wonderful! It is beautiful.

thewindhover said...

so so beautiful, leaves me all breathless!

rubi said...

how exciting!

Deirdre said...

CARRY it as a bouquet?!! Or, I like Lauren's idea of shadow-boxing it (but not behind glass -- let the textures be more visible).

Homestylist said...

I think you could use it for:
•A pillow top and place it on the bed or favorite chair.
•Sew it to a silk ladies purse
•Integrate it into the waistband of a dress (to the side)
•Place it at the small of the back where a plunging “V” ends
•Add it (once you have supported it with new netting) as a “corsage” to a simple silk dress made from one of the colors in the arrangement.

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