Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Simply Neutrals Tuesday - Unexpected treasures

Sometimes, when I am at a brocante and searching through old suitcases full of scrunched up fabrics, wools and all kinds of sewing stuff, I come across a screwed up ball of something which I think might be provide a bit of fabric for a tag or a collage. I found this ball of old netting, didn't really look at it, just stuffed it into a little bag with other bits and pieces of fabric, lace and trims, haggled for it :-), and brought it home, thinking it might be ok for a sea themed tag or collage -

Bits of netting are always useful, right? Because they are so easy to manipulate and stretch and pull, especially when the net is as soft and silky as this one was. So I started to untangle it, and look what started to emerge -

only the most gorgeous, most delicate, finest lace! -

This is one of the pieces I rescued -

Ahhhh, such beauty! And all that hidden away in a screwed up little ball.

I am linking this post to Wen's 3rd Simply Neutrals Tuesday over on her blog. Hop over, drool over the beautiful photos, and then join the party yourself :-)!

Toodlepip xxx


suziqu's thread works said...

Oh who would have thought a screwed up ball of netting could have been as beautiful as this. Even dyed it would look superb!.
Images are ready for printing dear Liz!
Sending some mermaid love,

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oh, you are such a lucky girl,dear Liz:) Gorgeous.
Hugs and love,

Elizabethd said...

How beautiful, what a find!

Dorthe said...

OH Liz such a fabulous find, so much beauty rolled into a ball of netting, whom could ever think such lovely piece would be there.
Yes lucky you, dearest . And tghe other laces visible here are so gorgeous, too.
Love to you and HUGS ! Dorthe

Marci said...

It is exquisite! So glad you rescued it.

Wen Sylvestre said...

What a terrific find dear Liz! You must have ooooh-ed and wooooow-ed when you opened it. Gorgeous lace netting. Thank you for sharing sweetie! Hugs xxx

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my what a lovely piece of vintage lace. Glad you found it and unraveled that ball.


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I would say it was a joyful day ! I love surprises. One never knows what's within some odd little finds at sales and within our packed away surplus.
It is a beautiful piece, glad you were on a hunt and found it.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy a lovely week.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

OMG - the most gorgeous fine lace!
What a find Liz, you must be over the moon.
Treasures are still there to be discovered!
Shane x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh Liz I am swooning over each bit of this beautiful lace collection. What gorgeous work and a treasure indeed!!!

Ornate Splendor said...

Oh! Such loveliness! Lucky you to find such a beauty! Makes all the treasure hunting worthwhile, doesn't it?
hugs, Catherine

Lace Age Girl said...

Liz, what a treasure! So fine and it looks intact, too. Lucky you. It would be extremely rare to come across such a great find here in Australia. But treasure-hunting is such fun, isn't it? And dreaming of what to do with each find... it's easier to make yourself use it in an artwork when it's already a remnant, isn't it?

Betsy said...

So beautiful! The things you don't expect to be much, sometimes end up being true rate finds!