Friday 18 March 2011

Childrens Knitted Gloves

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since Katy and I spent all those months travelling around Europe sourcing and sampling things for Shelf. We did sell vintage items in the beginning and these kids gloves, found in a Barcelona flea market, were some of the items we brought back but were never able to part with. We talked about box frames and showcases but somehow they stayed in a box in the basement, just as they presumably always had. Now we've moved out of the shop premises they've popped up again, who knows, maybe now we'll find a way to display them as they deserve.
They are hard to date, some formal Spanish kids clothes, even nowadays, look like they belong in the sixties but my feeling is these are fifties.