Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Aaaah, lace! PART 2

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.

What?

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 ;-).

Toodlepip xxx

Oh, I will link this post to Becky's BLISSFUL WHITES WEDNESDAY party as soon as it is up!


11 comments:

Karen B. said...

Yes ... beyond beautiful. My favourite piece is the tiny baby bonnet ~ so lovely!!!
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

milissa d said...

so beautiful.......have lots of fun....I don't know if I could part with that bonnet. I think I would display it somewhere. enjoy
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milissa d said...

so beautiful.......have lots of fun....I don't know if I could part with that bonnet. I think I would display it somewhere. enjoy
milissa
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please join also yt
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creative hugs to u

Rita C. said...

Oh so pretty - all! Keep all of it!

morkaren said...

Jeg tror du har det som mig, man bliver varm og blød om hjertet når man ser så smukke blonder, jeg tænker på de kvinder og alle de timer de har brugt på at fremstille disse skønheder. knus morkaren.

Rhonda said...

Do babies even wear bonnets anymore? So sad, if they don't because my baby would be wearing one all the time. I think they are so sweet. I might put one on the dog...just saying....

I almost wept at the lace images you shared. If you hear a knock at your door...you will know who it is....

Wilma said...

Your Laces are stunning !!
I love the little bonnets, so beautiful and cute !!

Hugs, Wilma.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Ordinary? No way! The collar and bonnets are exquisite~~~so sweet and precious!!! Thanks for sharing all the lovely laces.

Mom E. said...

You do find the most "extraordinary" laces, my dear,
The bonnets are both exquisite as well as the collar, I wish one of those women were here to teach us how to do it! I guess Martha Pullen will have to be the one I learn from.
All the laces are absolutely gorgeous....just breathtaking!
hugs,
Betsy

Maggie said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Just beautiful, all of it. Have fun fondling:-)

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, what a great stash. These laces are to die for!

Gaby xo