Did you enjoy looking at the laces I showed yesterday? If you thought they were fantastic, just wait until you see what I have for you today. Yesterday's lace was gorgeous, of course it was, especially those amazing oval lace motifs, but today's bits are SPECIAL. But I'll start of nice and gentle with some 'ordinary' lace -
And here is a hint of what is to come, see those bits at the sides? -
Three amazing pieces of 19th Century work. First, this heart achingly beautiful small baby bonnet -
Beautiful whitework embroidery, the finest lace insets, gauzy fabric and the most beautiful lace and silk ribbon ruffles.
I had to use a candle as a stand, lol! Isn't this just divine?
The next one came from the same seller, so perhaps it belonged to the same child when she was a little older, as this bonnet is bigger -
Stunningly beautiful delicate broderie anglaise work and of course more fine lace
I could drool and ooh and aaah over these darling little bonnets all day long.
But there is another piece, rather more grown up.
Only the most stunning big lace collar I have ever owned. I was literally speechless for a few moments when I saw it and too afraid to ask the price. But there was no way I could leave this piece behind -
Jaw droppingly gorgeous, right?
Gotta go and fondle some lace now ;-).
Oh, I will link this post to Becky's BLISSFUL WHITES WEDNESDAY party as soon as it is up!