*GORGEOUS VINTAGE SOUTHERN BELLE COLONIAL LADY CROCHETED & EMBROIDERED BY HAND LACE SKIRT PILLOW CASE - 1 PAIR
A pair of vintage crocheted Southern Belle pillow cases which are absolutely beautiful! Recently I was fortunate enough to come across a number of beautiful pillow cases and will be putting them on my site in the near future.
My mother and grandmother crocheted as well as embroidered decades ago and I know that this handwork of crocheting and embroidering takes quite a bit of time to do. People just do not do this hand work anymore and it is difficult to find these crocheted Southern Belle pillow cases.
The vintage pillow cases are from the '50s or '60s when people did this detailed type of work and life was a lot slower and not so hectic. They measures approximately 20" x 29-1/3" including the white crocheted lace hem front and back but not including the extra long crocheted skirt in front.
The Southern Belle has been beautifully hand embroidered with flowers and ribbons in her long brown hair. Lovely blue eyes which match the bodice of her dress. An extra long garland of multi-colored flowers surrounds her as she stands fanning herself with her pastel colored fan. Her white crocheted skirt measures 11" across the widest part and has large triangular scallops on the bottom which flares out. The skirt measures 7-5/8" long which I the longest skirt that I have ever seen!
There is a faint discoloration from age and folding on the pillow cases but I missed it the first time I looked at it. My house is extremely bright but I did not see it until I took them out in the sunlight and then it is very pale. That should come out with a soak in Oxyclean and a washing. I have lowered the price for the small imperfections as they are gorgeous and probably no one would ever notice it as I did not. The lace has broken in a small area on one bottom row of one skirt but I am going to pull it together and it will be fine and very difficult to know that it was ever there.
The pillow cases will come to you freshly laundered, lightly starched and ironed and ready for you to put on your bed. They are in very good condition and look as though it has not been used much as they have a nice crisp feel to them.
These vintage heirloom hand crocheted pillow cases would make a guest room look beautiful, make a wonderful housewarming gift with another crocheted pillow, create a shabby chic look to a bedroom or a gift to someone who loves vintage linens.
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Vintage nightgowns & peignoirs may be delicate so I do not wash them in the machine. I wash them in lukewarm water with Woolite or some other mild soap, then rinse & hang dripping wet in the shower.
Since these are vintage items, a bit of extra care needs to be taken with them so they remain beautiful & I definitely would never put a vintage nightgown or a peignoir in the dryer as it would ruin it.
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