Animals Producing Wool

Which Animals are Producing Wool ?

Most of the wool is produced by sheep. But not only ! Goats are "wearing" and giving Mohair and Cashmere and our "hairy Bunnies" the beautiful Angora ! Camels and Lamas are making the soft and wonderful Alpaca

The world biggest wool producer is Australia with a quarter of the global production !The USA is number 3  with 17 % , New-Zeland number 4 with 11% , the UK number 8 with 2% and France number 19 Th with 0.7 % !

The quality of wool is determined by its fiber diameter. 

The finest and most valuable wool comes from Merino 

sheep originally from Spain !

Please find a few handmade knitted creation of wool hats such as slouchy hat, beret, beanie in my shops CREACOLOR

Beret Hat- Pink- Mohair Wool Hat-  Handmade- Pink and Grey Color - Knitted - Made in France

Fall Slouchy Hat - Pure Wool & Bamboo Yarn - Handmade- Green, Brown, Beige - Made in France - Knitted - Natural Beanie-  M/L - Unisex

Black Folk Multicolored Handmade Knitted hat

Two Colored Handmade Knitted French Beret


What happens During 1850's in the USA and in France ?

Mid- Nineteen Century - A Major Moving Period  
In the USA and in France

Major Events in the USA

Industrialization moved forward in the North - East of the USA 
Railway network linked East to West
California Gold Rush
Massive immigration from Europe
Abolitionism and Antislavery
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Major Events in France

Second Empire- Imperial Regime of Napoleon III  (1852/1870)
Very strict period with no democracy in France during seven years.
War against the Austrian Empire
Savoy and Nice became French
Industrialization and railway network expansions  
Commercial Crisis
Franco- Prussian War
End of the Second Empire and birth of the Third Republic

Please find a few French Antiques from 1850's in my shop :

Sterling Silver Gilded Spoons- Antique French Vermeil Jam Spoons- Made by a Master Goldsmith Paris France 1819-1838 - Marks-Rare Collectible

Antique 1847-  French Fashion Plate- Original -Colored Printed Drawing -Petit Courrier des Dames - Mode de Paris - Fashion Advices Listing

Inkwell Antique French 1850's Louis XVI Style Made in Napoleon III Empire Brass Julius Cesar Medallion, Acorn-Shown at Bonhams Appraisal



Why were these new ART movements created in the early 1900's ?

Art Nouveau movement was created in the late 1800's and beginning of 1900's to react to a massive reproduction of classical styles by industries.
Rhythm,Curves, Colors ...inspired by nature were designed to offer a new sense of being well to the mankind surrounded by nature. 
In France Art Nouveau was also named the " Noodle" style because of the curves. 
Then in the early 1920's the Art Nouveau style gave birth to another very famous style , more geometrical ,the Art Deco (1920-1940).
Both movements were international and complete. Very characteristics , these unique styles are universally recognized in Art , painting, sculpture, fashion, jewelry, furniture and architecture !

Please find more Historical Information on Art Deco Style :

French Art Deco Chrological History

Please find some of them in my shop :


Wedding Trousseau - Antique Handmade French Linen

Because of the "wedding trousseau" custom of our mothers, grandmothers and grand grandmothers lots of the French have lots of unused vintage linen in closets. Nothing was thrown away but kept and given to the further generation !

Some girls were starting their Trousseau at the age of 7 !!! 
15 years, average, of embroideries and sewing to prepare the linen set for the "D" Day of their Weddings ! 
Apron, Bonnet, Blouse, Doily, Dress,Gloves, Handkerchief, Lace, Shirts, Sheet,Tablecloth, Napkin, etc....
Unique handmade treasures made by girls and women for years.

The custom stopped in the 1970's.

So please find a few of these handmade family treasures in my shop :  SophieLadyDeParis Shop on Etsy

Embroidered and Cut Outs Cotton Dress

Wedding Dress Cutout and Lace Handmade Cotton White Antique 1900s French Monogram Embroidered  Heart and Flower Design Vintage Women Medium

Antique Handmade Embroidered and Lace Tablecloth

Long Antique Cut out Tablecloth Lace Inlay Handmade Cotton Linen Floral Hand Embroidery Rectangle 10/12 pers Heavy Worked Never Used

Antique Handmade Beige Cotton Table center- Art craft

Table Center Lace Art Antique French Hand Made  - Large Doily-  Floral Lace- Cotton -Cream/Ivory Color- Diamond Shape Linen- Heavy Worked

Antique Handmade Linen Dress

Linen Dress Handmade Unused 1900's French Monogram Embroidered Ruffled Buttons Lace Trimmed White-Size: Medium Large - Vintage Natural Dress

Antique Handmade Cotton Ruffled Shirt

Blouse-Shirt Handmade Cotton White Antique 1900s French Monogram Ruffle Cutout Lace Pliers Front Long  Sleeved Women Wedding Shirt Medium

Antique Handmade French Cotton Floral Hankies

6  Hankies-French Embroidery & Applique Handkerchiefs -Handmade- White Pocket Square- Cotton- Hand Embroidered - Wedding Tissues- Never Used




During the 17th century the French Company of East Indies Trading Posts were created and launched a huge expansion of goods exchanges between France and India.
French people were very fond of the colorful printed fabric from India. A mixture of indian fabrics and French natural design were created. This type of new design fabric were called " INDIENNES" ="INDIANS".  In the south of France,sunflowers, paisley, diamond shapes design  from Provence were displayed on colorful cotton fabric. 
The fabric were printed with carved stamps and hand- painted.
Artisans work were replaced by industrial machineries later on.

Please find a few of them in my shops :

Sun Hat from Provence

Make-up Pouch Provence Fabric

Blue Provence Tablecloth

Red Apron Provence Fabric

Yellow Provence Tablecloth


Peter Pan and Claudine Collars are the Same !

Antique Nowadays Fashion Accessories

1900's , at the same period on both side of the world US and Europe Detachable Collars are worn !

Peter Pan collars are born and created by John White Alexander in 1905, New York . Claudine collars come from the French novelist writer "Collette" who describes a specific child detachable collar in her book : " Claudine at School".

Both are worn nowadays. They are flat detachable collars following the neckline. 
They are used as fashion accessories and even beautiful "clothing" necklace . 

For an outstanding look !

Please find new and vintage detachable collars in my shop : 

Antique French Peter Pan's Collar



Saint Patrick March 17th
Patron Saint of IRELAND

LOURDES Vintage Crystal Rosary

Saint Patrick "Breastplate" Prayer
Old Irish Prayer from the V Th or VIII Th century featuring in the "LIBER HYMNORUM" in DUBLIN

I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this day to me for ever.
By power of faith, Christ's incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan river;
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of the cherubim;
The sweet 'well done' in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors' faith, Apostles' word,
The Patriarchs' prayers, the Prophets' scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun's life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan's spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart's idolatry,
Against the wizard's evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

Antique French Religious Nun Engraving



King Burlap !
Fashionable, Natural, Recyclable 
Woven Fibers Fabric

Creation Sophie Juramy : Handmade Burlap and Bamboo Yarn Cuff Bracelet

Hand French Burlap Accessories

Human being is growing jute since thousands years. 200 B.C Jute Paper was found in China.
Bangladesh and India are producing  the majority of burlap products.

Burlap is a natural woven fabric made from jute or vegetable fibres.

Very Natural and Trendy Fabric !

Creation Sophie Juramy: French Pastoral Burlap and Cotton Hand -Bag

Creation Sophie Juramy: Nature Design Orange Purse


French Words in American Language

French in American Language

Lovely Romantic French Words used in the American Language.

Adding items on www.etsy.com/shop/lesladies I've discovered a few French words used in the American language : 

Romantic and tender words to describe Ladies underwear Lingerie, Negligee, Crinoline...

50's French Crinoline Pettitcoat

50's Lingerie

Souvenir lovely reminder memories from places, towns, countries ...that we 've liked.

Lourdes Crystal Rosary

Antique Paris Monuments Table Clock

Faux Pearl, Faux Fur, Faux Leather...imitation of material.

Vintage Leaf Brooch

Faux Fur & Faux Leather Heart Shoulder Bag

Deja Vu, Bistro, Repousse ....

And in French language we use hundreds of American Words in our language  "C'est Cool "!


February 14th Valentine’s Day Romantic Love or Friendship Day ?

February 14th Valentine’s Day
Romantic Love or Friendship Day ?

Friendship or Romantic Love day? It depends where you live !
In North America the Love day is for everyone!
In Europe the 14th of February is only for couples!

Heart Dish from Provence

During the mid-January and February in the Antique Greek and Roman Empires Fertility was celebrated. Women and Men were living together one year until the next season of Love.
Christian priests decided to change the custom and to celebrate Saint Valentine instead .He was the Patron Saint of couples.

According to the legend the Roman Emperor Claudius II, 5th Century, stopped wedding to enable soldiers' enrollment.
At that time the priest Valentine fought against this decision and decided to celebrate weddings again.
The Emperor killed him a February 14th.
Before dying Saint Valentine wrote the daughter of the jail owner a love message on a heart shape leaf.

Red Glittering Vinyl Bag

Since then we call this kind of message: Valentine’s!

Valentine's gifts on : 
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French Women Accessories :