But because the Angelus paints won't get here for some time, I got antsy and started looking at buckles. To date I have tied my Georgies with ribbon and it's pretty, but I want OPTIONS...."Accessories" is my middle name. Aren't these GORGEOUS (European, ca. 1770, V&A Museum).
So I did a little shopping around.....
First I looked at other existing buckles:
They were only $6 and I just couldn't say no! I also found something a little more lower-middle-class for $5, and while I can't find anything really close to them in existing 18th century buckles, I don't think they'd be terribly out of place:
Then I got to feeling really wistful about never being able to be aristocratic and I adore all things diamond-like...and for Halloween I was thinking about being the Duchess of Devonshire so fancy buckles are in order, right? Here's a nice little paste extant from Historic New England, 1780-1800.
The Buckle Boutique and could not pass them up:
Soon my lovely shoes should be well-adorned and I'm so excited to take pictures of them! And Lauren is thinking about making more 18thc shoes in damask, argh, my poor bank account. If only I could get as motivated about sewing right now as I am about shoes...