Embroidered silk garter, French, late 18th century. Purple satin embroidered in white chain stitch 'Souvenir d'Amite'.

Lot: Two embroidered silk garters, French, late Lot Number: Starting Bid: Auctioneer: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Auction: Antique and Vintage Fashion and Accessories, Date: February 2014 CET

Three pairs of garters, comprising: embroidered ivory silk pair with blue elastic embroidered with Napoleon and Josephine crowns and initials, c.1800-1810; painted velvet pair with lovebirds c.1830; and embroidered blue satin pair with gilt metal garter ribbons c.1880 Archive List - Kerry Taylor Auctions

Three pairs of garters, comprising: embroidered ivory silk pair with blue elastic embroidered with Napoleon and Josephine crowns and initials, c.1800-1810; painted velvet pair with lovebirds c.1830; and embroidered blue satin pair with gilt metal garter ribbons c.1880 Archive List - Kerry Taylor Auctions

Garter Toss Alternatives

Garter Toss Alternatives

Longaberger Traditional Holly Fabric Basket Garter with bow - Medium - in bag

Longaberger Traditional Holly Fabric Basket Garter with bow - Medium - in bag

Longaberger Holly Basket Garter - Medium - in bag in Collectibles, Decorative Collectibles, Decorative Collectible Brands, Longaberger, Garters

Longaberger American Holly Basket Fabric Print Garter - Medium - in bag

Longaberger American Holly Basket Fabric Print Garter - Medium - in bag

Longaberger American Holly Basket Garter - Medium - in bag

COTTON BROCADE S-SILHOUETTE CORSET, 1900-1910 Cream cotton w/ small blue & yellow faded flowers, steel busk, blue silk satin ribbon trimmed top, corset pieced to push upper torso forward, attached tabs below busk for pin-on garters

Cotton Brocade S-silhouette Corset, Augusta Auctions, November 2009 Museum Fashion & Textile Sale, Lot 26

Y’all!!! And, yes, those exclamation points were completely necessary! I knew I was going to like this wedding as soon as I saw the title; I hadn’t even clicked in yet and I was excited! (Obviously: Monograms + Alabama = MAK heaven!) Emily is such a doll for letting me introduce Morgan + Matthew’s to-die-for …

Monogram Alabama Wedding by Amy Arrington

Wedding ensemble, American, c. 1900. Two-piece wedding dress of cream cotton organdy trimmed with ruched satin ribbon, petticoat and camisole set of fine white cotton trimmed with bobbin lace, white cotton nightgown, cream-colored kid leather shoes, white knit cotton stockings, and blue silk garters.

Augusta Auctions, April 2006 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction, Lot 7 Piece Colorado Wedding Ensemble, C.

Pink brocade "kabo" corset, America, c1905. Cotton blend in small blossom and bow brocade, Four attached garters, lace top flounce, Waist 23" and up, Length 13"

pink brocade "kabo" corset, america, c. blend in small blossom & bow brocade, 4 attached garters, lace top flounce

A youthful Queen Victoria, shown by her Garter sash, wears a jeweled headband, a "ferroniere," in this picture, but for ornament rather than for the original purpose. Medicine.net has this definition of a ferroniere, "Ferroniere: A jewel held to the forehead by a chain worn by women in France and Italy in the 16th century to hide the marks of syphilis. The ferroniere returned in the 19th century when syphilis was epidemic in Europe.

A youthful Queen Victoria, shown by her Garter sash, wears a jeweled headband, a "ferroniere," in this picture.

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