Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Vintage Crocheted Lace Overload

We Junkers are always on the lookout for good stuff.  Of course while on our quest for something amazing we have good days and bad.  Every now and then you hit the mother lode.....
Like finding a raggy old box full of vintage crocheted lace and dreamy old linens....

 Then you have to decide what to do with them.
You wash them in bleach and a lilac scented soap then  remove them from the dryer all nice and clean and fluffy.  Then you walk into a room, see the  mannequin and decide to dress her in your new found treasures....

Then you take a gazillion pictures trying to get the perfect one...well at least one that will look decent on your blog.

Then you want to keep them even though you planned to sell them.

 You add the Jeanne d'Arc Angel wings,( source), a 
burlap flower and stand there admiring your creation.

Now I realize that not all of you get this excited over vintage crocheted lace, but I know a number of you that share my passion.
So tell me your passion....what makes your heart beat a little faster  when you see something you must have.



Kathy Moreland said...

Gorgeous! You must keep these! Old linens speak to me, doilies, tablecloths, napkins. But so do lots of other things. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful. Only you could do this and make it stunning.

Victoria said...

Oh how funny, I was just gifted a huge box of vintage crocheted doilies from my husband's grandmother. They were all handmade by his great grandmother so they've very special. I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with some good projects for them so the timing of your post was perfect for me:)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's that "wanting to keep them" that gets me every time! Haha! Oh how familiar I am with this kind of love. Love the look of your lace dressed angel!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Sissie, I adore lace! Vintage especially but new as well. My niece has taught herself to crochet and she is busy making all kinds of lovely doilies. My grandmother once crocheted a table cloth/bed spread and I would love to have it. It is now in my cousin's possession. Some folks think lace is too granny-ish but I like to think of it as being feminine. And nothing says feminine like lace. I think all we lace lovers would agree on that.


Donna Wilkes said...

Wow! I would have to keep these until after Christmas - I see too many possibilities to use them in decorating. I never pass on abandoned crochet orphans.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh how funny you are!lolol....I have them all over the house, not hidden but hanging in doorways softening those harsh corners, over chairs, odd windows, etc. I use them, there is nothing like taking those beautiful fluffy dry beauty out of the dryer and finding the perfect place for it...yes!

Junkchiccottage said...

Just beautiful. I love how you dressed your mannequin. She is gorgeous now.

Sea Cottage said...

Oh my...such treasure. I would have a hard time parting with them too. Your crochet dressed maniquin looks lovely for Autumn. Beauty for the holidays too. xo

Okio B Designs said...

Such a great find! I snatch them up every one in a while myself. I just can't resist. =)


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh yes, I get excited over it! I have a huge box full and use them now and then on special projects. Hanging them on your dress form is adorable!


Tammy Thompson said...

I love any and ALL lace. I might use a piece to tie up a gift , otherwise I am a hoarder of lace !! I do love your delightful angel of lace,DELIGHTFUL !! Thank you for sharing :-) TT

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How pretty, Sissie! I love how you made a skirt for your dress form to wear out of them. I saw a lovely poncho on Pinterest that looked similar to the pieces you've shown here. I would love to find one of those {at a good price} to buy.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sissie, those are just exquisite! Oh how I love shopping for beautiful linens...they make me happy! I just bought some vintage crocheted placemats, be still my heart! Everything you post is absolutely always stunning, I love dropping in to see you!

Debbie said...

Oh know how I feel, all the vintage doilies!! Your mannie looks ready for an afternoon tea all dressed in her lovely gown! Paired with those gorgeous angel wings, how could she not look stunning?!

Deserae said...

You certainly did hit the mother load..... I would have a hard time parting with any of it too!!!! In fact, I have an antique suitcase full of doilies and crocheted pieces I simply cannot part with. LOL!!!!

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