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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hot Under the Collar

What's It Wednesday #86
 I'm on a quest to get things out of boxes and drawers, and have them out where I can enjoy them, or out they go. A little “late” Spring cleaning, so to speak.

This is a lovely old collar box. Men didn't have a lot of shirts back in the day so they wore them for several days. Sewing collars was a pretty big undertaking by hand, so...

celluloid collars were invented so your shirt became a “dress” shirt, and the collar was always clean. (Even if the rest wasn't!?) The box is just gorgeous with this pretty lass on the front and the fancy fasteners So feminine, but they were made to hold men's collars. The top for collars and the bottom for cuffs.


“Collars and Cuffs” embossed on the top. I love the look of it. Are you getting hot, yet?

I have a few beaded collars and wanted to use them in a special way. I took this old frame and lined it with lace. Then I displayed my gold beaded collar, (and a bit of bling of course!) That's all it took, and I was on a roll!

This was fun! I lined this gorgeous frame with burlap and an over lay of lace. I added three beaded collars with cameos as the fasteners ( That's a 2 for!)

I ran a strip of silk down the center so the collar backs didn't show. (There are labels there.) Not very romantic.

There you have it, out of the drawer and where I can enjoy them. Now are you hot under the collar, too?
Hugs,
Patti


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120 comments:

Trisha said...

These are so neat...I always love seeing what you have each week!

~Trisha

Angie Chavez said...

Those beaded collars are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting!

Jeanne Baney said...

What a uniquely beautiful way to display them! You always amaze me!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Those old collars are beautiful, and you are clever to keep them where you can enjoy them!

Thank you for the reminder to link up and enjoy the other's post links as well.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a great collection - that beaded collar is just gorgeous!
Thanks so much for the party!
Hugs,
Suzan

Terra said...

The collar box is delightful, and I had no idea about its use. Thanks for telling us about it.

xinex said...

That is some neat collection you have, Patti!...Christine

Sarah said...

Very clever. I have some vintage pearl collars. We used to wear them in the 60s. Love the addition of the cameos. Wish you would show some close up photos of the cameos sometime.
Thanks for hosting ~ Sarah

Jemma said...

Oh me oh my! I love this "hot under the collar," post-not only incredibly beautiful but also exceptionally creative! Thank you oodles for hosting!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Diane said...

Your bead collars are gorgeous. What a unique way to display them. Lovely features and thanks for hosting!

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love the beaded collars and the great history lesson. You always have the neatest posts!

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you so much Patti!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Donna Wilkes said...

I would love to just sit and stare in your house! Your displays are so creative. Thanks for hosting!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Thanks for sharing the history. And thanks for hosting each week. Great features.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti. Thanks for hosting and your framed collars are exquisite..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Wonderful beaded collars, and displayed with your talented vision. Thanks for hosting, love joining in.
Joy

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Patti your love of vintage and wave of creativity is awesome! I love coming to your blog. Such pretty images to enjoy. THanks so much for hosting the linky party!

Jillian

Denise Stain said...

Thanks so very much for the feature this week! :)

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

The collars are absolutely stunning! Awesome display :) ... almost time for Spring cleaning here down under, so your timing is perfect, Patti!! Almost forgot, Thanks a million for hosting :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Debra Oliver said...

You always have such wonderful displays, just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love how you displayed your beautiful collars! Thanks for hosting the party and for linking these up to What We Accomplished Wednesday. Have a super week!

Hugs,
Deborah

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti,
Such pretty collar boxes! I like it that you share the history of your collections with us. How creative you are to frame those pretty collars the way you did. Very nice!
Thanks for hosting,
Gina

Createology said...

Oh My! I love how you are displaying and enjoying your treasures instead of them hiding away out of sight. Truly lovely. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Cottage and Broome said...

Just love how you displayed the beaded collars in the frame, so beautiful! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Very nice. I love especially the one in the gold oval frame.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Love your collars and the way you choose to display them is fabulous!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I absolutely love the way you have those old collars displayed. They are just beautiful..thanks for sharing them...I have linked up to your blog this week and thank you so much for featuring me last week...hugs

Jennelise said...

Wow you are so creative and you have some beautiful treasures! What a great way to display them!
Jennelise

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Patti,

So pretty! Those collars are stunning and you have a lovely collection.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I like the femininity of the collars, and the frame is RIGHT up my alley!!

XOXO,
Meredith

Pondside said...

How lovely. Each one is a little work of art.
I'm happy to be linking here for the first time!

Ann Huffman said...

Your beaded collars are gorgeous! Too lovely to be kept in a drawer!

Marlene said...

Hi Patti,
Wonderful idea you came up with for your gorgeous collars. I love your beautiful treasures and the frame came out so beautiful. I have the same problem, things in boxes, you have inspired me to get thing OUT and enjoy them.
xxx
Marlene

Danice said...

Gorgeous collars/ i also love old collars and the history behind them. 'Great way to display yours. The collars with the beads are always so elegant :)

Jill Harrison said...

gorgeous - certainly from a gentler, romantic age.
Beautiful. Thankyou for inviting me to join "What's It Wednesday".

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The box that holds the men's collars is so pretty. I love how you displayed your beautiful collars.
Mary

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

The collars are stunning and how you chose to display them is spectacular!! I have some of my hubby's grandmpther's beaded collars....
Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

I think the way you have displayed the lace collars is inspired, they look so pretty. The boxes for the gentlemen's collars are beautiful, I hope they were appreciated at the time!

Babs Richman said...

Your display of the beaded collars is beautiful and so creative using the lace overlay over burlap. Thanks so much for hosting and the reminder.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Thank you for hosting. I have always thought the pearl necklaces were just gorgeous. Your displays should be in a museum....Beautiful!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh I love this post!
You have displayed these treasures so beautifully!!!

Susie said...

Patti,
You have truly made me want to take a tour of your home. I love that box!! The way you have displayed the collars is beautiful. It would even be a cute way to show gloves, or anything pretty. xoxo,Susie

JunkinJane said...

This is just beatiful!

must love junk said...

What you did with those gorgeous collars is fantastic! Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful...and thanks for hosting! :-)

chateau chic said...

Your beaded collars are beautiful, and I love how you've displayed them. And the box...gorgeous!!!
Mary Alice

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How pretty! The history behind the collars is so interesting. I learn so many new things over here...lol!!! Thanks so much for hosting!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Look at all these comments you have wow

of course it is the place to come to get a history lesson and see beautiful things we never get to see

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! You are so creative! Everything looks great. Thanks for hosting.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your collections never cease to amaze me. These are stunning and I love the way you have them displayed.

lynn cockrell said...

Patti, your beaded collars are gorgeous. They really are too pretty not to put out and enjoy them. The way you chose to display them is so smart!

Julie Marie said...

Okay... I love it when you are "on a roll"!... your collar box and collars are gorgeous!... I have spent the last two weeks cleaning out, sorting, straightening closets and cupboards... getting some items ready to donate, some to put in my Etsy shop... (maybe???)... vowing I won't start any more collections... then I visit my sweet friend Patti... and now I am ready to shop for vintage collars!... I would love a complete tour of your home... it must be like visiting an enchanted castle with all of your exquisite collections... don't be surprised if one day I show up at your home (I have your address you know!)... and say "let's shop till we drop Patti!"... love you pretty lady, xoxo Julie Marie

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Thank you so much for featuring my wind chimes! Love what you did with your collars. Just beautiful!

Cathy said...

I love old collars - yours are just beautiful and such unique ways to display them .... The features this week are fabulous, thanks for hosting such a fun party....

Karen Doyle said...

gorgeous post and so informative. my, is your frame beautiful, clever and lovely.
I never knew that about changing the collar and not the whole shirt,
great post!

Karen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you sweet ladies for honoring my table in such fabulous party as 'What's It Wednesday' is!!! Not only that, but also sharing space with such amazing features! Thank you again for hosting this week, lovely ladies!
Big hugs,
FABBY

Bente said...

What a great idea. It looks beautiful.

Hugs

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

You always have some of the coolest and lovely things. Thank you for hosting the party..it's always a treat to come join!

Muscetta said...

Thank you for the new party. Tina

Kathy Moreland said...

What a neat idea! Love that you're bringing these out so you can enjoy them. Thanks for hosting!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh my those collars are so gorgeous,
and what a great idea to store them
where you can see them. Lovely idea..
Thanks so much for hosting his party,
I think it is my 2nd time.
I feel badly because it seems every one I have clicked on to leave a comment......I find no place to leave one, but will try a few more.....

Blessings, Nellie

Junkchiccottage said...

Patti and Paula,
Thanks for hosting such a great party each week. I just love all the inspiration.
Kris

SavannahGranny said...

Your collars are so lovely. I had a beautiful beaded collar when I was a teen. I kept it forever but during our last move some things disappeared. I did enjoy seeing your today they brought back many memories.
I love the way you are displaying them, so clever.
I tried to link up last night but had trouble getting my picture to load.
I resized it today and posted directly from my computer.
Have a Blessed Week,

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful collars and I love how you displayed them. They are too pretty to be hidden away. Thank you for joining the Open House party.
xx,
Sherry

lynn said...

what a sweet idea to frame the collars, patti! so clever and pretty! thanks for hosting us:)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love your idea of getting things out of the box and out to see...I need to do that too! Lovely what you did with the collars! Love linking up every week too! Thanks for the party!

Christine Graves said...

Those wall vignettes with the collars are unlike anything I've seen....totally gorgeous!

Anne said...

Your collars are beautifully displayed! I have one of those from my MIL.It is so pretty never thought to display it that way.Thanks for the inspiration!
xx
Anne

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love love love! Thanks for linking up. Getting a new camera soon so I can get back to joining fun parties like yours!

SizzleandZoom said...

What you did with the collars is beautiful and original.

Raven J. said...

Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

Raven J. True Blue Baking

Kadee Willow said...

What a great idea to frame the collars that way! Sometimes we start collecting things and yet, trying to figure out a creative way to display them, can stump us. Just delightful!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, you have the most fabulous collections! What a great idea, I am so keeping my eyes open for a beaded collar, I would love to put it in a frame!

Carol

Shannon said...

Such a good idea. Thank you for hosting the party.
Shannon @ bohemianjunktion.com

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I've always loved those old collar boxes. Thanks for hosting.

janice15 said...

Patti, I think its a great idea. It looks very romantic. I have some lace collars.. just sitting in a fancy round jar.. I must take them out to see what I can do with them.. I want to thank you for your visit. I love it .. Have a great day today with love Janice

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

What a fabulous idea,with Collars,just loved it.Can't stop drooling over it!

Leovi said...

Very nice pictures, this framework with necklaces is gorgeous!

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Oh my those frames with your beautiful collars in them are so very lovely. I am so jelly... over them. they are beyond lovely... What beautiful works of art, oh and you collar box is just beautiful. I wanted to thank you for hosting and for visiting Tea Cottage Pretties and for following. It makes my heart sing!! Hugs, Beverly

andrea@townandprairie said...

What an interesting collection! Such beauty in old things. I really love how you chose to display them...sometimes that makes all the difference in elevating a simple object to regal status. Thank you kindly for hosting!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling Patti!

Your vignettes are always so beautifully arranged, and you have one of the most exclusive collection of Victorian style goodies! I once had a 1940s pearl collar as such, and I enjoyed wearing it! Two moves across the country didn't help from losing so many of my vintage pieces!

THANK YOU for your visit and kind words. Whatever art we seek, let's keep doing it and improving it - but before we can master anything, I have to master the over-enthusiasm of thrill-seeking, and learn the craft first. That's what I've been doing in my poetry writing class all summer. It has been such an eye-opening experience!

Have a lovely day dear Patti! Anita

Alessandra said...

Oh..Patty...what a romantic and original idea! You' re are very creative. I love the way you displayed these gorgeous collars and the frame is fabulous.
Kisses
Alessandra

Katherines Corner said...

what a creative idea!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning sweet ladies! I love seeing what you're pulling out to display and enjoy! You surround yourself with beauty...how wonderful! Enjoy your day! I'm linked! HUGS!

Angel Allen said...

Hello
Awesome post. I love Hot under the Collar, beautiful.
Great features also. I'm your newest follower via GFC and Bloglovin.

Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Angel
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Love the vintage collars ladies! Thanx for joining THT!

Teresa said...

My maternal grandmother got married in her daily clothes (long story: greatgrandfather didn't allow the wedding, my dear father was on the way - miracles do happen you know?!... long story) so she just put a crochet collar over her sweater to add the bridely look.

Those were the times Dear Friend. But I do think we're living the best ever because we can appreciate the romance and whimsy of the stories without the hardship that those years must have been.

As usual your pieces are PRICELESS. So glad they're coming out to play... with us.

Love,

T


On the other side my maternal grandfather was very poor and when the people he worked for sent him to take a picture in a photographer he worried how his poor clothes would look in it. Then his boss said "Dont worry António, the holes will look like lace in the picture" ahahahah

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Patti. You are always so creative with your vignettes and how you display your lovely collections! These are no exception. And thank you for the bit of education about collars and cuffs, etc. Had no idea! And btw, thank you for visiting and sweet comments about my white baptism table, Patti. ~Zuni

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful collars and what a gorgeous way to display them. Things like that do need to come out of the drawers and be enjoyed! Thanks for linking to TTF.

Linda

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
This collar box is gorgeous! I don't have any collars, so I think I would use it as a jewelry box or maybe hold wedding treasures. The frame you made is very lovely, what a clever idea. There is always something unique in your home, and that's what makes it special. I am thinking a lot lately about what you said....if it's in a box and not out to see, then I want to get rid of it. I've been doing a bit of spring cleaning too.

I think my favorite was the beaded collar.

Love,
~Sheri

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What beautiful displays with the beaded collars. I remember having one of those, but don't know what happened to it!

I'm also getting things out of drawers and boxes and displaying them to enjoy.

Katherine

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks so much for hosting...luv your collars.

Blessings,
Linda

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful displays! The collars are lovely. Great post, have a happy weekend!

Susan Clayton said...

So lovely! And so much goodness to visit!

Karen said...

The collars look beautiful framed Patti .Everything was so beautiful in the old days, but those shirts must not have been very "fresh" LOL.

An Inviting Home said...

Patti,

So creative with the collars! Thanks for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery.

~Sarah

Ruth Kelly said...

Those collars are lovely. I've never heard of a collar box nor ever seen one before. Thanks for sharing.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much for this awesome party dear ladies, as I am joining again with my new post! Thank you for liking my DIY cake stands, I love them too, specially the cobalt blue one. Have a happy weekend.
FABBY

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Love what you did with the beaded collars the lace and burlap are beautiful.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Love what you did with the beaded collars the lace and burlap are beautiful.

20 North Ora said...

Love that beaded collar in the frame.

Gorgeous!

Judy

Tammy Woodcock said...

I love this idea. I too have too much stuff in boxes, drawers, cabinets you name it. Stuff that is really meant to be seen and not hidden yet my energy level has not matched my ideas in months. I shall start small with one idea as you have and move forward. I love the framing of vintage finds. I recall growing up grampa always said, "boys, I don't care if your britches are dirty but make sure your whites are clean and starched for Sunday" He always spoke of the purity of a white shirt in God's house. You gave me a precious memory tonight. Thank you. Tammy

Patty Antle said...

You inspired me with your projects. I love 'em all and I love the light fixture too! I like your style!

Debbie said...

Your post is lovely.
The images are amazing!
xo

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D Thanks for linking-up. Wow, what a wonderful way to display and actually enjoy the pretty beaded collars! The box is interesting, too. I can imagine wearing a pretty collar like that to an afternoon tea.

A friend of mine had a collection of very nice handkerchiefs with exquisite lace. She ironed them then pressed them between two pieces of glass with a simple gold frame around it. Then the lace really popped because she displayed them on a wall painted a deep green. So pretty!

Enjoy your weekend!

xo,
RJ

Laura Turner said...

Such a pretty way to display those gorgeous little items that we all tend to keep boxed up! I had always wondered why many of the old novels I read talk about men working in the their "shirt sleeves," usually the scriveners in Dickens novels. Now I think I get it after reading about the collar and cuffs! That box is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with Inspired Sunday at Sunday View!

Jody and Stan said...

The beaded collars are so lovely! Thanks so much for hosting!

Hugs,
Jody

June said...

This post is so lovely Patti. I love seeing your beautiful collections, but this one is one of my favorites and your photos are so lovely!
hugs from here...

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

What you did with the collars is so pretty and creative! Very nice indeed. Today is my blog's 100th day, linking up my recent junkin finds. Take care - Dawn

Debby Ray said...

I just love, love, LOVE those collars displayed in the old picture frames! Absolutely gorgeous! Following you now :)

Blessings,
Debby

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

The display of those collars are just fantastic! Thanks for your lovely comment...

Pura Vida said...

Patti I love this idea of getting things out so we can enjoy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You have displayed your collars so beautifully. You have some wonderful collections. Thank you for stopping by.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Thanks for linking-up! Oh, I thought about this post last night. One of the characters on Pretty Little Liars had a pearl collar on a plain black seater. She looked so cute!

Debra Oliver said...

so pretty, love how you have these beauties displayed!!

Amanda said...

Just beautiful! I love your display ideas so much...and your history lessons are always fascinating!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

The Tablescaper said...

I too love getting things out of the drawer or cabinet and using them! Your displays are so clever.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

- The Tablescaper

Allie Bobe said...

Loving your blog! New follower here, hoping you'll stop by my blog and say hello and follow back :)
http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

Palomasea said...

How gorgeous and creative, dear Patti!
Again, I have learned something new...love that!
Hugs to you,
- Irina

Angelina- JoJo & Eloise said...

These are SO beautiful and I must say I am a bit jealous.. LOL!!!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us at our All about Burlap party!! xoxo
Angelina

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