Have you ever had one of those dreams where you wander around in an attic finding all kinds of old and wonderful treasures? I have, and I have always awakened with a feeling of loss. I'm not sure what that means, but the treasure that I found recently reminded me of those dreams. I was looking at on line auctions and came across boxes of old lace. The lots were 2 and 3 boxes of lace at a time. I decided that I might as well try for some even though I thought that I never had a chance. I bid on a lot of 3 boxes of white and ecru lace and a lot of 3 boxes of black lace and I got both.
These beautiful laces were being stored in an attic, as they have that smell of old attic. I love the smell, it's antique. Each lace is different. I think that the person who originally owned them was a dress maker because she kept every bit of lace she could find. Many of the pieces that I have are old inserts from vintage dresses, the lace pieces that went up to the lace collar, and the lace collars and cuffs. These were made in the day when women wore a lot of fancy lace to decorate themselves.
Most of the black laces came on cards as shown so that the design shows. I could spend days just taking pictures of them.
I can't begin to show all of the designs. As you can tell I am excited about this find, what a treasure. Now I want to find out more about lace making. I am using a bit of it on a few vests just to show it off. These were pieces that were in the "scrap" bag. Hah! I am careful not to ruin the lace. What fun.
I hope that you enjoy my treasure. I will try to post more samples if you would like to see them. Hugs