I love to go antiquing, but living on the Island doesn't allow many opportunities to search for hidden treasure.
During a recent long weekend away I was able to indulge and discovered some real beauties, true costume treasures!
Find #1: Five beaded appliques, covered in the tiniest of steel beads. I suspect these will someday make an appearance on an Edwardian evening dress.
Next is a lovely comb and it was a real steal:
Here's why - much of the ornamentation is missing, but I suspect a rummage through my big box of faceted "jet" pieces will supply proper replacements.
The final treasure is a beautiful ostrich plume, the teal color is so fantastic. I don't have a definite plan for this pretty, but I just couldn't leave it behind.