Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Flawed Beauty

In my stash of white linens and laces there are some pieces which I call my Flawed Beauties. They are really lovely pieces, table runners, dainty handkerchiefs, pieces of antique lace, which have suffered somewhat over the years. The fabric has thinned and developed holes, threads in the lace have broken. But all those little flaws just mean that I don't feel so bad about cutting and repurposing these gorgeous old pieces. Here are just few pieces which I pulled out yesterday to work with -




These tiny little gloves just need a little bit of tender loving care. All that is needed for them is a needle and thread and a steady hand to fold back and sew up the little hem again -










I am linking this post to Becky's fabulous BLISSFUL WHITES WEDNESDAY party over at her TIMEWASHED blog.

8 comments:

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

These are such beautiful pieces, dear Lizzie. I love them all.
Have a wonderful week!
xoxo,
Julia

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

A blissful whites Wednesday,dear Liz
and have a lovely evening.
Hugs,
Marie

May said...

Beautiful lace..so Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

Rhonda said...

Oh my word, I love your title, Flawed Beauty, it's perfection! Yes, I live for Flawed Beauty, the flaws have their own stories.

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Linens.

Nook and Cranny said...

Liz,
I know what you mean, (hard to cut up such wonderful linens) it helps that they are somewhat tattered. These pieces do make such beautiful creations though.
Thanks for stopping by my Valentine Love post and leaving such a wonderful comment on my ATC'S, I thought they came out pretty well, too. I do love a good swap :)
Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs
Michele

libbyquilter said...

yum. yum. YUM~!!~
what a lovely post this is and that you have included vintage photos and letters with some of your still life lace shots makes them even better.
really nice photography work here.

:-)
libbyQ

suziqu's thread works said...

Flawed or perfect beauties - they all have a story to tell. I love them all and the post cards which are tucked in them too!
Lacey hugs for a Blissful White Wednesday,
Suzy

Jan Tanis said...

These pieces are lovely! I adore old lace! Have a nice day! ♥