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Monday, January 14, 2008

Another little thing I love to collect ~

Lace. It is so pretty to me. The older the better, too. Fragile and discolored with age ~ to me, it's just gorgeous. I love to have it on hand for different projects but I also love to collect it because it's vintage beauty is so inspiring to me . . . one little fragment can have so much detail ~



Do you see the lace sleeve in the center of the photo below? I often think what a beautiful gown or blouse it must have belonged to and were was is worn? All I have is one little sleeve but I just love it . . .


Hoping you're having a wonderful week!

17 comments:

Dolly said...

Ouu Dawn I too can't resisit bits and pieces of old lace!

I have 2 large aprothocary jars on my desk that are filled with vintage laces...its so nice to look at!!

Thanks for shareing your treasures!

Hugz, Dolly

Meadow Street said...

Oh I love vintage lace! I have a stash too.

Nancy said...

You have a beautiful collection of lace! Lace is one of the things I love to collect too. I find most of mine at estate sales. One of my favorite pieces is very similar to one in your third photo. I don't know the correct name, but it looks like embroidered netting. And, it has just the right amount of coloring from age.

Heidi said...

I too love lace. I love it so much that I took up bobbin lacemaking as a hobby. I just started a new project for some handmade lace last night with two friends. We get together once a month to "talk lace". It is great fun to do. I will share photos of the project as it progresses on my needlework blog...

Hugs ~
Heidi

Edi said...

What a lovely collection of lace. It's all beautiful.

I have a small collection and it's interesting to just look through and think about... One lace piece is darned and fixed so many times - but kept...makes me wonder who wore it and why they saved it.

Kathleen Grace said...

I have a little collection of lace too, I don't do much with it except take it out once in a while to look at. It seems to be one of those things you can pick up for a song at tag sales. That sleeve is absolutely gorgeous, can you imagine the dress it was on? And why on earth would it be separated from the gown? Thanks for sharing your collection:>)

Lori said...

Dawn, these are GORGEOUS!!! i just bought a shoe box full of laces on etsy that i will show on thursday when i do my giveaway announcement...my sweet baby dresses are being shown today:)

VintageGirlatHeart said...

just lovely, you have such a talent for displaying the things you love......

vikki said...

i just looked at your site, and the past two days i have been going thru my lace... too funnie! =) like my love ol'timey, buttons, jewelry, vintage oh how sweet it would be to have them talk. i add a piece here and there to my treasures i hand-make to have others enjoy. i have my lace pieces overflowing in old baskets, drawers, wood sewing boxes and such. i love looking at them. thanx for the kindred moment. blessings, vikki =)

Meggie said...

Thank you for the lovely pictures of lace. I absolutely love handmade bobbin lace but it's so expensive these days that it's pretty hard to come by! I mostly crochet lace. Your collection is lovley, though!

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NAME: CIELO said...

I love lace too; there is something about it that I just find irresistible.... so lovely.

I enjoyed your photos on your today's post. Thanks for sharing them.

Cielo

whimseycreations said...

Lovely lace! Those old lace sleeves are wonderful for dressing dolls. I made one once called Our Lady of the Lace whose dress and underthings were 3 vintage lace sleeves. Just gorgeous!
Jill

Lynda said...

Gorgeous lace, Dawn! I collect vintage laces too but find it so hard to actually use them on anything. ~ Lynda xo

A bird in the hand said...

You and me both, Dawn. I have a stash too. I find old lace irresistible!

Rhondi said...

I can't resist bits of lace either. It is all just sitting in ta closet. I really should do something with it sometime. Rhondi

Bethany said...

Oh what a delicious post of all of your loveliness!! Lace lace and more lace I say! Esp. the vintage kind...yummy!!
Thanks for sharing your pieces :)

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