When I was 18 my great uncle Joesph died and left his country home and all in contents to my mother and my aunt. There was much ado about the antique furnishings collected over many years by my great grandmother Catherine Lenore and my great aunt Maude both of whom shared Joe's home for many years. To say these 2 ladies did handiwork is an understatement. There were storage rooms filled with quilts and crochet or embroidered home decor items.
From the moment we began sorting through the shelves of stored goods I was enraptured by the vintage laces and delicately sewn garments I found. Since neither my mother nor aunt was interested in those items they became mine by default. Packed in boxes for many years and through many moves I really couldn't remember what I had saved all those years ago. Recently though inspired by all the lovely photos posted here on so many blogs I decided to open some of those boxes and take a few things out to photograph and post over the course of this summer.
Here then are a few pictures of one of the camisoles I had in one box. I am not sure what the fabric is but it feels silky, batiste maybe? Note the little white buttons which feature a small star in their centers.
I hope you enjoy seeing them!