It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Wilmington, DE. I have been busy taking photos of some items to add to my store . The mailman came, and I received a letter from Australia.
The letter was so sweetly tied with a lovely ribbon blue ribbon. Inside was a letter from one of my customers. Her name is Rachel, and a couple of months ago she purchased a Victorian, black velvet, child’s mourning bonnet. In her letter she told me that her father designed and turned a wooden hat stand for it.
She sent this photo and I wanted to share it with you. She went on to say how how beautiful it looks at night, when lit by candlelight. How she loves the worn patches on the velvet, and how they change with the lighting throughout the day. Rachel collects carte de viste photographs of children from the mid 1800′s and is now searching for pictures of children in similiar bonnets. For Christmas she plans on decorating her 4 ft. tall feather tree with some of her collectables and plans on toping the tree with the little bonnet. I love hearing how my customers decorate with their purchases and hope that you will share with me too, how you decorate your home. Email me, I would love to hear from you. Thank you once again to those that visit my store, and for those of you that have not yet, I hope you will soon, you never know what you might find.