First off -- check out the color palette. This beauty contains dozens of colors because each motif uses 5-6 colors. Love these old fashioned micro-bead colors, especially the metal lined crystal beads used for the background. They were crocheted with tan thread, so there's still plenty of contrast, but not a stark white background.
Here's the palette -- mainly reds and greens, with some blue and amethyst.
Here's a rose for you. :-)
And some other flowers -- orange to balance out the blue. Notice the aqua/jade green color in the bottom right of the photo. Several metallic beads are tossed in too, but there surfaces have worn off over the years.
And finally, the fringe. Notice how white the crystal beads look with white thread, compared to in the background where colored thread was used.
I'll post some overall pictures a little later. For now -- Enjoy!