This is the box I spotted from miles away -
Almost everything in the box was antique handmade needle lace, filet lace or crochet lace, made with the finest threads, some in linen threads, some in cotton. Ooooh, boy. Some of the individual motifs were alls crunched up and held together in a bundle with a few stitches of coloured thread, I had no idea what they would look like once they were ironed. Wanna see? Tehehehe, I guess if you love lace, then you do.
I'll start with the long lengths of lace, big and beautiful and made with such fine thread. I wish I had a better lens to show you proper close ups -
Lace 1 -
Lace 2 -
Compared to the first two very wide laces, this is is quite narrow -
This is a most delightful filet lace panel, showing two cherubs holding a large flower garland, with a lyre above-
More filet lace pieces -
Next are some of the gorgeous lace motifs.
Motif 1 -
No. 3 -
No. 4 -
No. 5 -
No. 6 -
No. 7 -
Oh, and there was also a long strip of these beautiful lace motifs sewn together -
Are you drooling as well? You can probably imagine that I am EXTREMELY happy with my find.
Thank you all so much for stopping by and indulging me and my love of lace. Bit picture heavy, wasn't it? I know I get carried away where lace is concerned.
Happy White Wednesday, lace lovers and friends! I am linking this post to Kathleen's blog Faded Charm for White Wednesday No. 162.