Saturday, October 22, 2011
Shabby Chic French Lace Display
Little bits of vintage lace intrigue me. Why have them tucked away when you can have them out on display. I took a chick water feeder cleaned and scrubbed it. Some were twisted around like roses and put in each watering hole.
This netting lace was my least favorite when I purchased some old lace, but it has now become my favorite! Isn't it beautiful in it's simplicity as a rose? You could just hot glue it onto wool felt and put on a hat or box or attach to a brooch, but for now I just want to admire it when I am in this room.
The most unusual vase? Not really. Ball jars say "country" like not many other objects can. We shabby chic lovers taken something from the Victorian era, like roses, mix in some country, add some french lace and we are happy! Using this as a rose vase would be really fun too! You can purchase a new one from any farm store. They are galvanized the same as buckets and have a great patina.
Sometimes I just add a dollop of lace on top of my cake stand. It looks as good as whipped cream and cake!
Often when I finger these laces I wonder who made them? Man or woman, boy or girl. Who stood at the loom, mechanical or physical? Where was the thread from? Each different piece of lace has it's own story. We can use our imagination and come up with lots of variations...all ending with beautiful results.
There are so many laces for sale here. 30,000 different items.
I am linking up to Saturday Show Off which has lots of beautiful roses and photographs to admire.