They say the first step is to admit it.
Okay, here goes.
I am addicted...to antique lace.
Am I alone in this?
I was at the local bargain counter and found a piece of wool.
I thought, "I will just look really quick at what else
there is." In the 25 cent bin,
I found this beautiful antique lace collar.
Oh, but it gets better.
I donate items there relatively frequently.
When I went to pay for the skirt and collar,
she said, "Oh, I'm not going to charge you for
that little thing."
Because, 25 cents was too much???
I thanked her immensely.
The pink ribbon ties must have been sewn on later.
I have a stack of vintage linens and laces up-stairs,
down-stairs, lace here, lace there, geesh.
Another fun piece - has a couple little spots - haven't tried to remove yet.
If you share this same addiction, there is
a wonderful little book you might enjoy.
It discusses the history of lace and the making
of it over the course of time.
Did you know that at one time lace was outlawed?
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches