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One Man's Trash... Linens and Lace

Thursday, May 2, 2013

In this installment of "One Man's Trash", let me share with you a wonderful box of goodies from my wonderful father-in-law.  He called me up a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would be interested in a box of old linens and lace.  Well, yeah, of course!!  He gave a couple dollars for this box of treasures, and I couldn't wait to dive right in.   

There were a ton of vintage lace doilies and table runners in this box.  They are all in really great shape, and I do use them in both my dining room as well as our master bedroom.  We completely redecorated our master bedroom last year in an antique French style.  We did it up with a crystal chandelier, a steamer trunk in the corner, and lots and lots of lace.  So this stuff fits right it.  Not to mention, it reminds me of days gone by.  You just don't see people decorating with lace much anymore.  

But the real treasure here just took my breath away.  Vintage lace collars.  Bestill my beating heart.  I just think beyond a shadow of a doubt I was born too late.  Heaven knows I identify so closely with the fashion trends of so many of the decades gone by.  I can just see a 1950s debutant pulling out one of these lace collars to top off her black satin tea length dress.  They are adorable and in near perfect shape.  And they are mine, all mine!!  I have a really close eye on the one pictured right up front.   I might just have to take that baby for a spin.  :)

So it goes to show that once again, one man's trash is another man's treasure.  And I wouldn't part with these treasures for nothing in this world.  Happy rummaging to you all!

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Donna Walkush said...

To clarify, these are very, very intricately (and I'm also sure) painstakingly CROCHETED items. I can only imagine the people who nearly went blind working on them.

I, myself, have a strict rule of not going below a size H hook if I can help it and have only ever gone down to a size G and of course using yarn to preserve my sanity.

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