Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vintage handmade lace.

I would like to show you some of my vintage lace,
I keep it safely packed away because it is so delicate and rips easily.
This one is about 2 m. long and 50 cm. wide, could have been used to cover the hair.
  




Here is a close up of the handwork, there are some flowers and leaves that are applied separately
onto the work, I wonder how long it took to make this cover.

 
This is today's work, another sample seat cushion, after the O.K. I will need to make six of them.


A vintage table cover, with cherubs, perfect to keep out for Valentine's day.


Last week I found this amazing fabric and this is what I used it for.





A close-up of the material shows how the flowers and leaves are raised above the rest of the material.






Here are some details on the bolster, I know it doesn't really show it's a bolster under all that lace..

Today I am joining in with   Strut your stuf Thursday
                                             Hooking up with House of Hepworths
                                             Transformation Thursday
                                             Show and Tell Friday
                                              Feathered Nest Friday
                                      and  Vintage Inspiration Friday

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting, I am your newest follower, we love all the same things! I love the pillow and crochet hearts, you don't look old enough to be a grandma!!

    Carol

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  2. I love your lace and lace, in general. So delicate and lovely. Susan

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  3. AAAAHHHHH, OOOHHHH, I am so admiring you lace! I do love beautiful quality lace ....I so wish my pocket book had the same love for it!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  4. Your laces and pillow is all gorgeous!! Love it!

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  5. Oh how beautiful!! The lace is soooo lovely and romantic!! Your post caught my eye right away over at Cindy's. I knew I was gonna drool...and I did *winks* Vanna

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  6. I love this pillow, specially the bling in the cornor.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog about the tags, glad you like them.
    I have become a follower, will love to see what you come up with using your lace items to make tags.
    Have a sunshine day.
    Michele

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  7. So beautiful and romantic! I love all your lace. Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tammy

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  8. Oh this is take my breath away beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. Antique lace is just gorgeous...what a lovely collection you have. The seat cover is beautiful!

    Nancy

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  10. Lovely! I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  11. Beautiful lace...love it! Visiting from Show and Tell!

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  12. Wow. I read that you live in Dubai. A good friend is living there for a year or two with four children! Here is her blog.

    http://www.thegreatdubaiadventure.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi! I LOVE your work and am looking for 2 chair pads...do you do that?? Thank you!!!

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  14. Angella, this bolster is gorgeous!! It makes we want to organize my sewing room to get to all that wonderful fabric I have "hidden" in there! you have NO IDEA just how FULL my sewing room is, it is so embarrassing, I will not even take a picture.... I can barely get around in the toom there are trails to the sewing machine, ironing board, and my cross stitch "vanity" full of embroidery floss and cross stitching supplies. I will need to get it all out! making plans here! I think I need a litte cottage in my backyard just for sewing and stuff....hehehe!! If I could have anything I wanted in th world, it would be a guest cottage, that I could also use as a small gift store in between times that guests come! Yeah, that is probably what I would want....
    Betsy

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