About Decorative Mats
If there is one thing the Victorians loved, it was unnecessary home decoration! one of my favorite manifestations of this are the decorative mats that would go under all sorts of things! Vases, ornaments, clocks, anything that sat still long enough!
. These mats would range from the doilies we know and love today, to padded velvet affairs decorated with wreathes of feather decorations.
They protected the surface of the furniture beneath, and added that wonderful extra level of fussyness we associate with Victorian decor today!
Many Womens magazines at the time would carry craft projects for the lady of the house to follow and often these tutorials would feature different mats to keep her house full of such frilly finishing touches. Here today is a little craft project based on an original Victorian craft project with a bit of an early 20th century spin. Perfect for any parlour or boudoir!