Sunday, 22 July 2007

Great~Aunt Meg's Antimacassars

Antimacassars were little cloths, fashionable in the 19th and early 20th centuries, that were placed on the back of chairs to protect them from hair oil...and, in the 1930s, my great~ aunt crocheted a set for for her sister, my grandmother. I've inherited them, along with the lounge suite they were made for, and here is one of them:

Wasn't she clever? Family legend has it that Aunt Meg could turn the heel of a sock in the darkness of a movie theatre (which also illustrates how keen she was!) I remember her as a little, white haired lady who had sparkling eyes and made delicious chocolate puddings. Fond memories...

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