Have I mentioned before how much I love lace ?
'Yes just a few thousand times maybe ?'
Well I have recently just bought another big box full !
Luscious long lengths of divine French lace.
Doilies, pillow shams, handkerchiefs and collars.
Me heaven !
I am very quickly running out of display room for my endless collection of lace. I prefer to keep my antique lace out of direct sunlight and away from dust. Behind glass or in a sealed box away from pesky silverfish and moths is a must to keep precious antique textiles in immaculate condition.
Occasionally I bring a few pieces out to enjoy and when I'm finished with them I carefully hand wash them and then pack them pack away again.
Today I was gathering a little parcel of lace and treasures to send to my sweet friend Doni from FAITH, GRACE AND CRAFTS
and in the middle of it all I found myself hanging some of my lace on my little 'clothesline' that I hang antique greeting cards and other treasures on in my hallway.
I LOVE the new little display.
Doni and I have decided to have a lace swap with each other as we both have the same passion for lace.
I have gathered lots of surprises for her and decided to share some of my new treasures with her.
Of course I won't be sharing Doni's new treasures with you all because it is to be a surprise swap. However I will show you the wrapped up package before I send it. (Sorry to tease you Doni !)
I have one tiny surprise to share with you now Doni.....
Sroll down and see.
On my travels to the antique store yesterday I found this little piece of sweetness.
It's a French, antique piece of cross stitched linen.
I smiled when I saw the M and D
Melanie and Doni
I just had to buy it for our swap.
A view of my little hallway of lace !
I have layered pieces of lace on a little white iron table that I placed just underneath my display.
Our hallway space is only narrow so I have kept my display as compact as possible with lots of different textures and shades of creamy whites.
and although you can't see it in the photo (we have really high ceilings in our home), this pretty chandelier hangs above my display. Twinkling little fairy lights !
My table looked a little bare until this pretty little cast iron pair came along. The heavy bold iron gave a little bit of substance in amongst all of the fru fru !
and not to miss out on all of the fuss and photo's........
Queen Adelaide sauntered in to see what I was doing.
My precious girl is one of the loves of my life and she is a bit of a Mummy's girl too !
Have a beautiful day !