Victorian Mourning Wreath w/ Wool Flowers
Posted at 8:47 pm by 1909ventilo, on June 16, 2015
circa 1880s, I’m guessing the vibrancy of the flowers might make that hard to believe! This would have been in a shadow box. Funeral flowers for winter made from wool. Flowers would be hard to find in winter in the Victorian era, they would wrap dyed wool around wire and form the flowers. Then at the viewing they would display, after framing the flowers in a shadow box some with a photograph or saying. I found this wreath,it was waiting for me at a street sale in Coburg Oregon. I have the perfect shadow box too…..just have to find it!! In the Victorian era everything had meaning, I think the doves meant peace. I haven’t seen any other wreaths with birds, might make the wreath more rare. In a shadow box the value would probably be in the $300-500 dollar range. I paid $25. #Victorian Mourning Wreath w/ Wool Flowers #findoftheday
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
Have a lovely day! Love