Every now and then I manage to find some beautiful old lace at a vide grenier, although that is becoming increasingly rare. But this time I was lucky and came across a stall with gorgeous stuff. Oh, I could have spent hours there, and a lot of money as well, lol, but my poor long suffering husband was with me and although patience personified, he did begin to look a wee bit bored after a while.
I managed to find some other gorgeous little bits and pieces at that vide grenier as well, but thats for another day, here are the pics of the lacy bits I found -
I really adore these crocheted whatever they are, they add such fabulous texture to fabric projects -
This is the most gorgeous wide silk ribbon, incredibly fine -
lots of wonderful fine lace, some handmade, some machine made, all very old and very handsome -
Amongst the little doilies that were amongst the lace I bought, there were two which really fascinated me. They were made from the most delicate little scraps of lace, which somebody had lovingly salvaged from something and so very carefully stitched together, many many years ago.
And last but most definitely not least, I found this beautiful Holy Communion bow, which a young lad would have worn on his sleeve -
It will give me a lot of pleasure, sorting out the lace, ironing the crumpled bits and just admiring it.
I am linking this post to the 151st WHITE WEDNESDAY over at the Faded Charm blog, where you can find lots more wonderful white posts.