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Homemade flea repellent for pets - lavender, lemon, and witch hazel, and eucalyptus.... Will have to give this a try after Frontline stripped the finish off of our wooden furniture

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An original circa 1865 to 1875 lady's fanchon style woven horsehair and braided straw gimp mourning bonnet with a spray of black cloth flowers at the front. Silk velvet streamers, a silk drawstring lining with a wired buckram foundation, and a black silk mourning veil. ... from eBay ... photo 1

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Detail front, robe à la francaise, 1740-1760. Cream silk, beautifully hand-painted with floral motifs, flower sprays, birds and insects; self-fabric trimming, linen lining.

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Detail front view, robe à la francaise, 1740-1760. Cream silk, beautifully hand-painted with floral motifs, flower sprays, birds and insects; self-fabric trimming, linen lining.

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Dress ca. 1876, possibly modified in early 1880s. Silk taffeta in cinnamon brocade figured with ivory floral sprays. Bodice has low curved basque in front and broad pleats in back, is edged in ruffled pleats & lined in ivory satin. Borders trimmed with velvet ribbon. Separate skirt has ruched & pleated conical pocket in front lined in ivory. Kerry Taylor Auctions

Dress ca. 1876, possibly modified in early 1880s. Silk taffeta in cinnamon brocade figured with ivory floral sprays. Bodice has low curved basque in front and broad pleats in back, is edged in ruffled pleats & lined in ivory satin. Borders trimmed with velvet ribbon. Separate skirt has ruched & pleated conical pocket in front lined in ivory. Kerry Taylor Auctions

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from V and A Collections

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Robe à l'anglaise: ca. 1785, British, printed cotton, lined with linen; hand-sewn. "In the 1770s and 1780s printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprays. The gown has a fitted back and open front below the waist, revealing a petticoat of the same fabric..."

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