Marge recently returned from a textile tour in France and found this lovely antique lap protector embellished with cording and stuffing.
She also found this enchanting toile print while in France.
Marge also brought some wonderful 19th-century clothing to share with the group. My how tiny the women's waists were! Marge told us that this block-printed dress uses straight pins for closures.
And just look at this darling copper-plated girl's dress from the Civil War era.
And here's another darling piece of 19th-century clothing from Marge's collection—a sweet doll apron. The pink print in the background is a reproduction but offers a nice backdrop for the little apron.