Aug 8, 2010

Lace Trims...

Did everyone hit the garage sales this weekend?
Or if you are so lucky the flea markets!

One of my favorite finds
is handmade and vintage lace edgings.
Today I washed and ironed some bags of trims
I was lucky enough to find this summer...

(click photos to enlarge)

Bags are usually mixed lots
with a bit of this and a bit of that..

 A small bit of pretty and delicate lace...

This vintage lace collar with rosettes is a favorite find!!

oodles of delicate vintage machine made lace...

But my favorites are the crocheted trims!

I plan to use some to trim cotton dish towels,
and I want to line my cupboards edges with
some of the longer pieces....

The pattern of this piece reminds me of dragonflies...

Usually I buy the pieces in gallon bags
grab bag style,
sight unseen... for next to nothing.

It's like Christmas to come home
and open the bag to see what pretties are inside :-)

This piece just made my heart sing,
a nice long strip of lacy scallops :-)

Today I am joining

Olga at Olga's Home and Garden Blog


Mary at Little Red House

I think Mary is taking a break this week, oops
I thought I would share my
Crazy Quilt Lacey Mosaic anyway :-)

Thanks for visiting me today!


Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

These pretty laces made my heart sing too! Especially you being SO knowledgeable about all the different laces; exceptional. Even in catalogs from Neiman Marcus and such I find descriptions of garments like knitted when it actually is crocheted etc. You fare well with all of this and you for sure will find a good purpose for each one of them!
Thanks for showing them to all of us; it is obvious that you live in a worthwhile area with lots of treasures!

Wow: 333 followers - nice numbers...

Greetings from Georgia


Melissa said...

Beautiful finds I get very excited when I find hand made lace...

NanaDiana said...

Bella-Those are beautiful...and I don't know where you are garage saling it, girlfriend, but I have NEVER seen any bags of lace at a garage sale. You lucky girl, you! Diana

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

You get the prize for the best garage sale finds this weekend. Beautiful. I love to have a touch of lace as many places as possible. Love this post, thanks for sharing.

Jilly said...

Hi Bella, they are all so precious enjoy using them!!

Kleines Rosenhaus said...

Guten Morgen bella
Wo findet man so herrliche Schätze???
Bei uns ist das sehr schwierig. Ich habe auch meine Schränke und Regale mit Spitzen veziert, aber die habe ich selbst gemacht. Auf dem Flohmarkt findet man hier so etwas selten.
Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Zeit
Claudia aus dem Westerwald

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Ciao Bella!
I love lace trims so much: I have many of my granmother's and they're a great treasure!
Have a good week,

Theresa said...

So pretty! Can't wait to see how you use them!

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
I love all you beautiful lace-I am sure you will put it to good use.


Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Bella
Your lace is so pretty..I too love vintage laces and will have to do a post showcasing them one of these days..have have creating!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

So pretty! My favorite is crochet trims, also! I love collecting lace!

High Heeled Life said...

How beautiful! I'm just starting to appreciate these delicate lovelies. Growning up my Mother was always making something - I guess I took for granted what a skill she has and that she made wonderful pieces. Luckily she didn't give up that I truly would learn to appreciate them and has kept a small collection for me - for when the day arrived...HHL

Fågel Blå said...

oh so lovely beautiful lace...
I love laces!!!!
And in your blog i found them!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Hello, Guten Morgen, and Ciao! Bella! Don't you love Olga's new button? Your lace mosaic is pretty clever too! Crazy, one of my favorite things to do is transform those bags of lace that I NEVER find. No, no shopping for me this weekend-boo hoo, but it's just as well. . . I did go out during the week and found a new big brown transferware pitcher!! It will make it's appearance eventually. LOVE your laces! Jacqueline

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...




Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
I think you will be enhancing some nice things with your beautiful lace. How lucky that you are able to do this yourself.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a beautiful collection of lace you found! And also a lucky find at that. Thank You for sharing.....Julian

The Blackwood Cottage said...

What great finds! A friend went to auction this weekend and I now have three large black plastic bags of yarn, about 70 skeins!! Have a great one!

Olga said...

Now you are soooo lucky! A whole bag with such pretty lace! I am soooo jealous ;-)
Thanks for joining me for HM. Have a fabulous week!

Bernideen said...

Beautiful lace pieces....I love this!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Bella! Gotta love those garage sales this time of year! I adore adding lace to ordinary pillow cases to 'vintage' them up a bit. So pretty and nostalgic!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

A Garden of Threads said...

You have some wonderful lace trim to use as accents. They will lovely lining shelves. Jen

rose marie said...

hello, beautiful! LACE IS A DISTINCTIVE PIECES INCLUDING THAT DEFINE THE LOVE. When I think of being FEMININE LACE IN THE ROMANCE, at the time when the lace was used more women creating art works in their clothes, now we can reinvent their use in so many ways, it is definitely beautiful blessing you could get so beautiful and extensive collection, marie rose greetings

Hélène Glehen said...

Flea markets are full of treasures and laces are of them.
Like you I love ancient lace. How lucky you are to have them. Those are beautiful.