The first gorgeous vintage millinery flowers I have ever found, they are so very rare over here ( both in the UK and France, it seems ) -
Newer sweet little blossoms, great for collages etc -
More mother-of-pearl buttons and beads-
The tiniest little cotton gloves I have ever found, I can barely get two fingers in -
And on to the lace. These are really deep, beautiful pieces of lace in such delicate shades -
I was thrilled to find these two, still wrapped with paper ribbons, and one still with the original PARIS labels! -
Two slightly different designs, as you can probably see in the photo, and so incredibly fine.
These two are not as light as the others, they have a deeper, more yellowy beige colour-
This is a gorgeous little doily, made from the finest lace, I think it is stunning-
One of the more common thicker cotton laces -
These big pieces of embroidery on linen, either with floral or animal scenes, were usually made into large cushions. I have a couple of them, and they look stunning, as the embroidered linen is normally laid over dark velvet. The contrast really is beautiful -
I am linking this post to WHITE WEDNESDAY No. 165, hosted by Kathleen on the wonderful FADED CHARM COTTAGE blog. I can get stuck there for hours, lol, there are so many links to fabulous white treasures.
Lots of brocante finds to show you tomorrow! Until then, toodlepip xxx