Thats because I promised you after last week's Blissful Whites Wednesday post that I would show you more of my antique and vintage lace finds. Becky is taking a well deserved break from BWWs until June 4th, so there will be no linky party on her blog, but I will continue with the Whites on Wednesday because I love it. So there.
It is getting more and more difficult to find old lace at the brocantes these days, but every now and then I get lucky and find a few pieces. This gorgeous, very fine lace piece was part of a sleeve, I think. Soooo fine, so pretty -
Some pieces, like this one, need a jolly good soak -
others have rust marks, wich are very difficult to remove, but can be worked around sometimes -
Hand embroidered broderie anglaise is always so beautiful -
And then there are the very fine net laces, bobbin laces etc -
A pair of beautiful inserts -
And some pieces of thicker cotton laces, always great for using in collages etc -
Also found this tiny little treen needle holder and the tiniest little cotton reels at a stand where I bought some of the lace -
For next week's Whites I'll probably take pics of the beautiful monogrammed table cloth and matching 12 serviettes. I love love love damask table linen, especially when it is monogrammed, so very Downton Abbey!