Some textiles bought yesterday, and two treats for my home!
I had a very good outing today, and found plenty of pretty textiles, one of my French sellers was having a clear out, so I stocked up on vintage cottons, and found some rather nice silky pieces. I bought some more metal braid, gold, silver and bronze. I really can't resist, I'm a bit of a magpie.
Unfortunately for my bank balance, I succumbed to temptation, and treated myself to 2 wonderful items, an Art Nouveau lamp, and a large, heavy Victorian terracotta bust. They look fantastic in my home, but the guilt of having spent a wee bit too much on myself is starting to set in!
I will be listing quite a lot of things on ebay over the next few days (ebay shop Morgaine Le Fay Antique Textiles) to try to make up for over-spending, for example, I found some really great vintage Liberty curtains in perfect Spring colours, some pretty French crocheted shelf trims from the 1920s, and plenty more. Why not take a look, you may see something that takes your fancy!
I am an obsessive textile addict, funding my 'habit' by unwillingly selling some of the beautiful antique and vintage textiles that I come across. As well as private sales, you can find me on ebay under the name vanye90, or see my ebay shop, Morgaine Le Fay Antique Textiles. A web site may be on the cards soon...
I sell mostly French textiles, but also come across English and European pieces from time to time. I enjoy ferreting out all sorts of interesting items, for example, 19th century French cottons & linens, huge chateau curtains, 18th century silks and embroideries, 16th and 17th century lace (occaisionally, when I can bear to part with them), fine linens, haberdashery as well as unused and pre-used antique and vintage fabrics such as florals, tickings, hemp runners, silks etc for projects such as cushions or pillows, framing, drapes, whatever your imagination can think of!
My new blog, Interesting Antique Textiles will discuss some of my more obscure, strange and often quite damaged textile finds with the hope that people may want to join in the discussions, and make some suggestions about the pieces based on their own experiences and textile knowledge!