Saturday, February 26, 2011

LACE FINDS











Here are a few pics of the lace pieces I found last week at the flea market. There are one or two doilies that are in very good condition but a lot of the other are not but for my use they are fine. I paid only 1.00 a piece or I did find two round about 8" doilies 2/1.00. They are not really fine lace but the heavier doily type. I also found one of the old crocheted tops that I assume they attached fabric to and wore as nighties. If anyone knows more about this I would be interested to know.
I should add that after a good soaking the really grungy ones now look a lot better. I have trouble putting them in my stash when they look like that.

8 comments:

Queen Bee's Musings said...

They are interesting... So many different cultures settled in Florida hard to say what type of use was done.

Diane said...

Freda, great finds, great prices!
Hugs,
Diane

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Pretty goodies Freda! I sorted through my lace stash yesterday and reacquainted myself with what I have so hopefully I will actually remember to use it!!

Gina E. said...

Lovely laces and doilies! Nice addition to the stash. I accumulated heaps of crocheted doilies over the years, and as I don't collect them, and had no use for them, I did a couple of blog giveaways - they went in a flash!
But lace trims I keep in a box to use for embellishing fabric postcards, patchwork, or anything else that might need some frills.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi thanks for stopping by and leaving kind words.. I will be on the look out for lace finds also... I am gettting abit low in my stash when I use them for altered art....Your finds were lovely....

Miss Gracie's House said...

I *LOVE* vintage lace and trim...so pretty!
Rene
THANKS for the sweet words about my grandbabies!

Pam Kellogg said...

Freda, these pieces are just beautiful! Old lace just makes my finger itch to stitch!

Hugs!

maggi said...

So gorgeous.