Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Linens & Lace & Old Needlecraft Books

Bundles of fun!!

I picked up some goodies from and estate sale this weekend.
This is one. A little baggie of lace.

Quite a bundle of treasures here.
Most were 1 or 2 yard pieces, and then
some shorter pieces.

A few of the laces were newer, but most were vintage,
and all very delicate.

In these two picutre, there are two different
pieces of hand crocheted trim.
See the two with the little raised rosettes?

Here is a close up of the rosette trim.
Isn't it wonderful?
Some lace looked like it must have been trim for lingerie.
Very fine, and soft and delicate.

This is another bundle of goods from the Estate sale.
Let's see what we have.

And look at this.
It is a delicate sleeve off a blouse or dress.

Another view.
Can you see up close to the top opening where a piece
of ribbon or trim went through?
It probably made the beautiful bottom ruffle flare out even more.
Going to be tough deciding what to use this on.
I may just enjoy looking at it for awhile. =)
(any ideas??)
Some of you were anxious to see some of the Needlecraft pages.
It makes this a long post, but here goes.
(did not want you to have to wait till next week.) =)
Here are a few wonderful pictures from one of the books.

These are only some of the wonderful pages. I'll
share more another time.

Thanks for coming by this White Wednesday

blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Please go say Hi to our wonderful hostess Kathleen,
at Faded Charm.
There's more beautiful whites over there.

White Wednesday


Two Wild Roses Antiques said...

oh soo much fun. I love old lace. :)Thanks for sharing

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Love the White Broderie Anglais the most :)

Lori Lynn said...

Oh my! That is all so lovely! Thanks for sharing!
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Juli@Korotaeva said...

Lucky you! Everything is so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Oh how beautiful!
I have boxes of old lace ans such and can never pass it by,lucky you with a great find,
That sleeve would be lovely hemmed at the top and slipped over a tiny light shade,
Love Kristina x

Lululiz said...

Gorgeous lace, Barb, that was such a lucky find! They all look like lovely vintage pieces.
Ahem, now I hope it wasn't me who badgered you into showing pics of the inside of the magazines, was it??? Tehehehee, glad it worked though. I love seeing old magazines like that. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You did GOOD!!!

Vicki said...

Great finds, Barb! Thanks for sharing. I know that lace will go to good use in your creative hands.

Unknown said...

Again..what wonderful finds!! Treasures really! I especially love all the lace work :)



Faye said...

Don't you just love those old Needlecraft magazines! I've been picking a few up here and there and enjoy looking through them. Great laces too!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I wanted to say Hi and thank you for your comment on my altered canvas with the angels (the giveaway at my Blog Adorn). What wonderful finds. I adore lace and to discover such old lace, you must be jumping with joy! TFS all those delights. Lynne M

The Feathered Nest said...

So many gorgeous pieces Barb!!! I love them all and know they will end up a part of something beautiful sweet friend. I hope you are doing wonderful, hugs and love, Dawn