Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vintage Lacey Finds....

Spring arrived on Sunday. In words it arrived around here but not weather wise. The temperature is still only in the low 30s and we are supposed to get some snow flurries this week. Most of the snow has melted with the above freezing temps and recent rain.

Even though we're wearing winter clothes around here it was exciting to pull out my summer clothes. We are going on a 2 week vacation 2 weeks from this past Sunday. I washed my clothes and set some of them out to iron.


I also found these to share with you. Last summer I was at a barn sale in NY state by the cottage. I purchased 3 ziplock bags of vintagt lace. Each bag was either $1.00 or $2.00 each.

I soaked them in gentle lingerie detergent and rinsed them carefully. I have some ideas on what to do with them. I'd like to use some of them in quilting, or pillowcases or making something sweet for Madeline.

Aren't they pretty and so feminine....

What suggestions do you have? Have you used vintage lace for a special project?


Have a lovely day.... Judi xoxo

9 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh Judi, that lace is gorgeous and there are endless possibilities:) I am going on a vacation to a warmer place in two weeks too! Guess I better get packing!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Oh, I'd love to come across some vintage lace like yours! So beautiful! You could put some as edging on some little hand towels. I know you'll think of something.
You're so organized getting all of your clothes ready for spring. Have a wonderful vacation! :)
Will you be able to come to my cupboard party? I hope so.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful and what a fine! I hope you enjoy your vacation and when you return the weather is more spring like there.

Kim's Treasures said...

Gorgeous lace!!! What a wonderful find!!! Spring has left us for a while again, back to cooler temps and snow flurries in the forecast later this week. Can't wait to see what you do with the lace!

Bella said...

Hi Judi,
Whta a good find!! finding nice lace pieces always makes my hut a sucess:-))
Keep peaking around blogland you will have more ideas than lace before you know it, I love the pillow idea and towel edging too:-))
Bella

Vicki said...

Great finds. I use lace ALL the time. Add it to everything from pillows, towels, cards and tags! On paper it looks great layered over book pages. Thanks for stopping by.

Julie said...

The edging on towels sounds really sweet! Mentioned by your previous commenters...sounds like you too, somehow! Have fun with it all. I am funny...I just like having things like this in my sewing box, waiting for just the right moment!

Janet said...

How nice to have found some vintage lace! I have some that use to belong to my grandma. Thanks for visiting and leaving sweet comments!
Blessings,
Janet

Libby said...

Beautiful Lace! Cant wait to see what you do! and Enjoy your vacation..take lots of pictures! I really enjoyed your pictures last year!