Sunday, March 28, 2010

Do You Love Vintage Lace????

Hi Bloggerettes!  Tell me something, do you love really, really vintage lace?  Lace that just might have a few years of wear on it, but never-the-less absolutely beautiful? 

Well, have I got something for you to feast your eyes on! (squeeeeeeeeeeeeeel !!)  Yep, that's what I did when I saw it!

One of my friends from Miss Minnie's found a huge box of vintage and antique laces at the estate sale of a 95 year old Lady.
She grabbed it up quicker than a waggin dog tail!
And when she walked in the shop with all this
I wresteled her down to the floor. (well maybe not)

Look at the sweet lace collars.....

Ain't this purdy.....a sweet, very tiny, camisole......If you are a size 2, it might fit!  Leaves me out that's for sure.
Look at the work on these tiny little petals....amazing!

I decided to trim one of my pillow creations with this wonderful
lace and couldn't decide which one!
 I decided on this one and here's how it turned out......

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, sheer ruffles, burlap and vintage
don't get no better than that!!
It will be in my Etsy Shop soon.



Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
What a find! And yes, I really, really love vintage lace. I always look for it when I'm out shopping and I have found some but nothing that compares to that box of lace that your friend found at the estate sale. It's the perfect finishing touch to your pillow. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I'm not a size 2 either but what a great lot! I love what you did for that pillow!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They're all so pretty, Sissie! It must have been difficult to decide which to use. Love your choice though, that lace with the ruffless looks wonderful!

katie said...

My goodness what treasure you have. Love the pillow it is beautiful

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

What an amazing find! Those laces are just beautiful. Don't you just love it when you come across treasures like that. It was meant to be yours! The pillow is just scrumptious, and with that vintage lace added to it, it makes it so much more unique and special! Can't get anything like that in the stores, right :) Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us ladies. Warmest, Brenda

Lululiz said...

Oh Sissy, what an absolutely beautiful treasure! So many exquisite pieces, can I be just the teensiest bit envious, lol?
Your cushion looks just perfect trimmed with one of the pieces of lace. I expect there will be one or two more...

awal.ny said...

I love the little petals, they remind me of buttons. Have fun working with them. I love the pillow.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, what gorgeous lace. I love it all. So beautiful. Your pillow looks just amazing with the lace. I can't wait to see what you do with the rest. I saw an exquisite lamp shade that had vintage lace on it and I just drooled. Just an idea. Beautiful find. Hugs, Marty

TinyBear said...

What an amazing find Sissie - I love it all - it´s so beautiful. Can´t wait to see what you do with it.Those little petals are so cute.
Wishing you a wonderful sunday
xo Tina

Sandy Mastroni said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!! lucky girl !
all that lace is just beautiful .... your pillow too

My name is PJ. said...

It's lovely, Sissie and you gave me an idea of something you could do for you. You could take a nice sized basket with a handle - something that you'd used to hold things you love -line it in burlap and then cover the outside of it with the same idea of burlap, ruffles and lace. I do believe it would be beautiful!

Kathysue said...

Sissie, I do not blame you for wanting that lace it is gorgeous . I do love the old hand crocheted or tatted trims they are gorgeous and I am sure you will be making all kinds of lovelies. Loving your ruffled pillow, HappySunday, Kathysue

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Gorgeous laces! I'm DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOLING!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday, Sissie!

KATHY said...

Hi Sissie,i love your vintage lace.It's all beautiful.....Kathy

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, yes, I am always looking for vintage lace and camisoles, slips as I use the lace and fabric for my miniature dolls! Lucky you!!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww Sissie! you scored big time! just look at the lace! all so lovely and I do love them..

Diane said...

Oh, girl, I'd have wrestled her down on the floor too! LOL! You have treasures!!!


Terri Gordon said...

Wow, such beautiful lace, don't you just love the feel of vintage lace, so soft. Thanks for sharing, your pillow is beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Terri

Linda said...

Sissie, this is some PURDY vintage lace...I have purchased some really nice lace in the past, but never had any this PURDY! Luv your pillow:)


alice said...

Oh Sissie, You must have been doing the biggest happy dance EVER!! They really are lovely. You will give them a new lease on a beautiful life.
smiles, alice

Linda K. said...

What a treasure. Wow!


Paula said...

Dear Sissie,

Yes, I love vintage lace!!! I am so happy for you, what a gorgeous assortment of vintage lace you found!!! I got so tickled at what you wrote! It really is amazing all the work that ladies would put into that lace, and all by hand! I love the pillow you made, it turned out beautiful, and the lace is the perfect touch! Enjoy your treasures!
Love, Paula

Mari said...


stefanie said...

oh, I am in LOve too!!!

Rebecca said...

I'm faint. That is all I can say...truly weak in the knees!


Debby said...

Oh you lucky girl, it is just fabulous.

Doni said...

SaWEEEET! Those are just lovely pieces! I'm so excited for you! Enjoy it all and share the pics with us!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie,
this is a fantastic buy, such a big bunch of wonderfull laces, and things, I so love the petals on string, and the lace you used for your pillow is so very wonderfull, looks great on your beautifull work.
It must be fantastic to pick up so many old laces in one time, they are all gorgeus.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Sissie, how gorgeous! I'm simply swooning here! I so love lace. I adore your ruffled creation!


myletterstoemily said...

oh my word! such lovely, lovely lace!

what a treasure.



I heard you squeal from over here! Ha! Beautiful vintage laces.. I can imagine how giddy you were to get them.

Claudia said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous! I would have gone into a swoon!


anything shabby chic said...

I was so happy you came to my blog!! Thank you!!! You are very kind and sweet!! Your pillows are beautiful!!! Thank you!

Jonny J Petros said...

Beautiful find --Sounds like my sisters and I we actually would wrestle to the floor over something. I love the pillow you made.Sincerely, Jonny

Riet said...

Oh my goodness Sissie what a beautiful find. Wonderful.You must be thinking of all that you can make with it. LOL

Lori said...

oh, my!!! what a find...all of those laces are stunning...i would have been in heaven to find such a stash of gorgeousness!!!

June said...

Sissie I'm suffering from a case of serious lace envy over here at my place. You better hide that real good girl...I think I sleepwalk!
your pillow is just gorgeous!!!


girl, I would have wrestled you to the

F L O o R for that box of lovlies!!!! lol

what an amazing find! and I know you'll use it in the best way possible! good work...

ciao bella

~ Regan said...

Yowza!!! What a box of goodies! Aren't you the lucky one?? I wonder how long it will take you to use all of it? Every bit is beautiful!

Linda said...

Beautiful...just beautiful!

gretchen said...

What a treasure! Vintage lace is so amazing ~

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am swooning over all this loveliness!

Girl, I couldn't even get my LEG in that tiny top!

Love the pillow!


Sheila said...

The vintage lace finds would have just brought tears to my eyes. I would have been so happy to have found all of that. I did find something very similar back a few years ago at a flea market. An elderly lady passed away and her son was selling her things from her fabric store. There was boxes and boxes of it.. I managed to cobble on to about five boxes of lace,sewing notions,ricrac and ribbon. I thought i had died and went to Heaven. So i know how you feel about right now.. Giddy and have a large smile on your face. Sheila said...

Oh Sissie,
I would have peed my pants! Honestly, what a bunch of perfect, wonderful, amazing, can I go on???? And the pillow you did! Of course it's beautiful, I would be scared to death to use any of it. I would just have it in a bowl as a centerpiece in my living room. Maybe not, kids & all. Lisa

Debra@Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, and I love the new ruffled pillow. I think I might wrestle for that box of lace too!. Come by later, I'm starting my new give away!

RobinBirdsNest said...

Ahhhhh! Beautiful is all I have to say!

Dixie said...

Sissie... I just wanted to stop by and see what you were up to... never disappointed.. I just love the lace.. and that ruffled pillow is divine! Have a wonderful Easter... see you soon! Dixie

Tami said...

Oooo what yummy vintage lace...absolutely beautiful!!

Sares said...

I would have done some serious squealing too! These are pieces of artwork in themselves. Now that's a true friend to save these pretties for you. Your pillow is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what else comes from your vintage fripperies!

Jacqueline said...

I spent the last half hour catching up on your blog. I've been busy on the DOLLYOPOLY board...tee hee...I know you have too! Were amazing women...between dolls and lace and Easter coming...and blogging a beautiful kitchen too! It's so big and spacious I bet your can host a huge amount of guest in it. Your blog is so pretty and peaceful. Thanks for sharing the beauty of it.

Tracey said...

Hi Sissie! It's all so vintage lace!! And your pillow is simply incredible - soooooooo pretty!!!

:) T

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Oh gosh, I would have died and gone to heaven! Just stumbled upon your blog and look forward to seeing more! Kim

RobinBirdsNest said...

Oh my gosh!! that is just pure heaven right there! What an amazing bunch of laces!! Gorgeous!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sissy I just love every post I have caught up on tonight. Love love your make me want to be
Wish you had the time to do a story for my Blogazine I know everyone would love you.
Happy Easter

Kimberly said...

Hi, I just found your etsy shop and blog this morning, where have I been? I love your style, your creative touches, and your beautiful handwork. I will be back for sure!
enJOY Your Blessings,

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...


I just love your pillows and the vintage lace..beautiful!

Marcia Antle said...

OMG what a haul of gorgeous lace! I am so jealous. If you plan to sell any of it, please let me know, I would purchase it in a heartbeat. Thanks. Marcy

waterfall said...

I am watching for the second time in three days the Olde English 'Cranford'. Have you seen this? Lace collars all over the place, including the extreme effort to save a then antique lace made by nuns in France. Excellent production, and Dame Judy Dench is in it.
I'm goin to start wearing the lace again, to H if I already look like I'm 8 yrs. old!

Justine said...

Wow, loving my very first visit to your blog. I am in awe......

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