Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LACE COLLARS






We are having company coming for dinner tonight and I have been finally sorting and putting away (into my sewing messy area - will keep the door closed) the lace pieces I bought last Sat. at the flea market.

I mentioned there was a bag marked lace collars but it also had other things in it and I pulled out a few things I knew I wouldn't use and gave them back to the gal so she could sell them to someone else. Still really had no idea until I had soaked, washed and let them dry that there actually were some very pretty collars in there.

I have posted some pics and a closeup pic of the one collar that I just love. It is an heirloom sewing one where all the individual pieces have been joined with entredeux to make the collar. I used to do a lot of that type of sewing when my grandaughter was little. There also was a beautiful circle of Battenburg lace that I am sure I will never cut up. Some things I cannot let myself cut. Also there was a crocheted piece made as a liner for probably a silver bread tray. I show one of the bunch of small coasters and the pile beside it of 11 in all. I have come to the conclsion lately that these were made in such amounbts to be used as coasters rather than doilies. I do not think they would make such an amount of small ones as doilies.

I also recently found 6 more identical ones to the ones I showed awhile back when I was making the centre of the crazy quilt with the Queens on them. Must have been a popular pattern with all the tatters.

13 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

In the last photo, I love the piece on the left with the lettering on it....wonder what it was used for. You really were lucky with your find. I often will look through the things I buy to give items I won't use back to the seller. Those things are a treasure to someone else!
Deb

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Looks like you struck gold again Freda! (good thing our studios have doors on them when company's coming).

fabriquefantastique said...

mouthwwatering

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

My mouth is watering furiously as I gaze at your exquisite collars Freda!
It's amazing to me what you can find in the US - we have no such luck here - our country must be too young or we didn't get the same type of immigrants bringing their treasures from their old country.
I'll look forward to seeing some amazing work out of these!!
hugs
Shane

Maggi said...

A lovely collection

Debra Spincic said...

I'd say! your lace collection is really something desirable! I bet you have enough pieces to wallpaper the house.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Those are gorgeous collars! I wish we had such pretty lace on our clothes...
Have a great weekend!
Rene'

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have had so much fun going through your blog. I live in Orlando, I did not make it to Renningers Extravaganza though. I loved reading about your linen finds, I love linen! Your contemporary embroidery is gorgeous!! You talked about taking classes from a Karen, is she online or local, I would love to learn how to do that! I have not been to Renningers for a long time. I have got to get up there!

Carol

gocrazywithme said...

Freda, those are all lovely finds! You know the best places to shop!

jenclair said...

What a wonderful find! Lovely lace and exciting possibilities!

karen said...

sighing here.......so very beautiful

Jillayne said...

Wow, wow, wow! These are simply amazing collars. The work in them is beautiful - what a lucky find you made!

Gina E. said...

Goodness, is it so long since I visited you? I don't remember seeing all these; I would have surely commented if I had! Wow, you stumbled on a treasure trove here - absolutely gorgeous, and no, please don't cut them up! Well, not all of them!