Wanted to share some beautiful things that were made by my grandmother and passed down to me. (She was born in 1899 in Italy and came to the US in 1906 via Ellis Island.) The handiwork on these items is so wonderful and intricate. She made all of them ~ even the crocheted work. I can't imagine the countless hours that it took to make these lovelies.
When I was little, she made me some pretty dresses from scratch. She made the patterns too. My mom used to tell me how she would see something in a department store window, sketch it, then come home and make the pattern out of a paper bag. Guess I got her ability to do this from her :)
Here are some of the treasures I have...
This one is my favorite...
I love this cloche hat.
Hope you enjoyed looking at these!