Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Simply Neutrals Tuesday - Antique French Communion Bow

I didn't want to miss Wen's second Simply Neutrals Tuesday party , so I took a break from unpacking and took a few quick photos of this absolutely gorgeous 19th Century French Communion bow. It is huge, much bigger than any others I have found, and really beautiful. Made from watered silk fabric, with the prettiest knotted silk fringe, it is a really impressive piece. I wish I could have displayed it better though.

If you love neutrals, why not hop over to Wen's blog and party along?

Toodlepip xxx


Wen Sylvestre said...

My goodness what a find! It is gorgeous dear Liz, with the beautiful fringes and the crochet work. (Do you call that crochet too?) How would they wear it? As a bow in the hair for girls? Thank you so much for pausing your unpacking work (which I know is a huge task as you told us you found so many beautiful pieces) and linking up to the party! And thank you also for the shout out, that's sweet of you. Wishing you a wonderful day, hugs xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

What a gorgeous thing that Communion Bow is. Lovely draped to display.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

So gorgeous, dear Liz. TFS.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs and love,

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I just love this communion stole Liz.
One of my granddaughters made her First Communion in France when we were there this year - they all wore a yellow communion stole which was made of a silky fabric!
Oh how I wish they still had the beautiful vintage bows like yours!
Hours of work involved in making a piece like that with the fine lace and drawn thread work!
What a find - it looks a little like old moire taffeta.

Shane x

Dorthe said...

It is a really amazing piece of work, dear Liz, how beautiful and the fringes are such fantastic made. I wonder how they were used, when so big ??
How are you doing today, with all your unpacking , ...I wish you a piecefull evening !!
Much love, Dorthe

Marrianna said...

This is a gorgeous piece. You find the best vintage textiles all the time. I am so grateful that you share the photos on your blog.
Blessings, Marrianna

Marci said...

Just exquisite!

Createology said...

Speechless over this beautiful bow! Creative Neutrals Bliss...

Lace Age Girl said...

Liz, What a gorgeous lace bow. It would look stunning at the back of a communion dress. I wonder if they still do all that dressing up in white or cream. Everyone used to go to so much trouble for ceremonies in the past. I am sure you will find a creative use for it among your beautiful things.