Thursday, January 20, 2011

Old Lace

I've been digging through my vast collection of doilies, table and bed linens in search of just the right piece for my table.I figured I would show you just a few pieces my favorites. This is one from my mom that I have never seen before. It is not one that was done so easily.
 Here is closer look at the grapes(?).  Alot of work went into each one.
 I love this piece but have never found the right spot for it yet.
 Pillowcases with crocheted trim in variegated trim.
Oh how I wish I had the talent and patience to be able to do work like this!

One of about 3 of these bread doilies. I'm not sure how they were used. Anyone have a clue of how they were displayed?

 I like to use this piece at Halloween. Reminds me of cobwebs.
Just a few odds and ends.

These pieces are still in one continuous piece. I assume they came from pillowcases that were long discarded.

I love these two. They are so feminine.

I would love to be able to show you all the pieces I have stored but you don't want to be here all day with all the other parties going on. So be sure to stop by these other great blogs!


  1. I wish I lived near you where we could share our linens. I have worlds of them. I truly enjoyed seeing yours. I use some of mine all the time.

  2. I like your old linens. I have some I have collected too.

  3. So amazing how these wonderful ladies sat and worked on these precious pieces. I just adore them, they really are little works of art!

  4. I love vintage laces!! I collect all linens with embroidery on them!! I just love them!!

  5. I have some lace pieces like the white ones that I got from my great-grandmother, but your one with the grapes is really special. It's amazing how much work this must have taken.

  6. I love all of your beautiful vintage doilies, they just seem to make a home so much more cozier and welcoming... xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Oh yes we us more!
    The 'Bread' lace was a liner and those tatted lace edgings were ready to place at the end of the pillowcase. I love finding pre-made edging like's great for all kinds of uses.

  8. What a wonderful collection you have, lovely pieces!

    Happy VTT,

  9. Oh my what a lovely collection! I so appreciate this type of art form, I only know how to crochet the worlds longest chain!

  10. How Wonderful! I just love your collection! I know, it's hard to have just a few, and that's all the more fun! Looking forward to seeing many many more in the future! The first one that is solid white is absolutely ingenious! I looks like its done in crochet, but to copy tatting! I LOVE IT! How creative people are. Gives us a much higher regard for their work as well as the Creator of the Universe for His handiwork! Puts it all in perspective!
    Thanks so much for sharing, and for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday! Blessings, Doni

  11. What a lovely collection of old Lace you have! I have some of those Grape Doilies too, yes, looks like quite a labor of Love goes into making them which is why I'm always amazed to find some that someone was willing to part with! Loving your wallpaper... what a waist that Victorian Gal has... can you imagine!!! *wink*

    Have a great weekend... Dawn... The Bohemian

  12. I'm a lace addict, too, Terry. I have so many doilies and pieces of lace just stored away that I've decided - with a lot of prompting from hubby - to start eliminating some of my collections. I just haven't brought myself to the place of doing it yet. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  13. How beautiful! I love lace, but alas, I only have a few pieces! Thank you for sharing all of your treasures with us! I've awarded you with The Stylish Blogger award. You can pick it up at my blog.


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