Monday, August 23, 2010

LAUNDRY DAY FOR LACE AND CROCHET VINTAGE COLLARS



I have a collection of lace collars - all are very old....




I wonder who wore them - who was the lady who embellished her blouse or dress?  and who mastered this art of crochet and delicate lace work....
































How delicate some lace collars were.....





and intricate crochet......these little pieces below were worn at the neck with a broach...













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20 comments:

sunshine said...

Those are beautiful! What a wonderful collection you have.
What do you do with them? Do you display them somehow or actually use them yourself?

((Hugs))
laura

Kom Achterom said...

soo nice your loundry!!
Yolanda

Lavender Cottage said...

These are so pretty and feminine Bernideen. I too am wondering what you do with them.
Judith

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love these pictures and love those collars! Wonderful!!

Doni said...

Bernideen, those are absolutely SCRUMPTUOS!! I could look at them all day long. So feminine and such beautiful pieces! You did a great job photographing them! Thanks for sharing such lovlies!!
Blessings, Doni

Karen said...

How pretty they all are. You have a beautiful collection! I have a few collars also. Every once in a while I take them out and wonder at their past. How fun!
Love this! Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Leti said...

What a nice collection...

Robin said...

Hi Bernideen --
What beautiful collars!! I can smell the fresh air right now! You take such fantastic photos. What type of camera do you have? I have put some of my lace collars on my dress forms in my sewing room, and I have used them in some of my crafts or teacup wreaths. I am working on some Christmas crafts now. Wouldn't one look pretty in a frame with some lovely paper in the background with a vintage image in the middle, embellished with some vintage jewelry? I really have to get going on my projects. By the way, I have emailed all of my lovely lady friends that make the rounds of tea houses with me, and I gave them the address of your blog, so don't be surprised if you get some more followers/comments. Don't rule out the possibility that we girls might make a road trip to Colorado for one of your tea parties one of these years. A few years ago we went to Prince Edward Island for a week for a lovely tea vacation. Be Well and Happy. Robin from Robin's Nest Treasures.
http://www.robinsnesttreasures.blogspot.com/

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN,
YOUR LACE COLLARS ARE LOVELY.
I'M SURE IF YOU HAD THEM IN YOUR SHOP THEY WOULD SELL WITH NO TROUBLE, THEY ARE COLLECTOR ITEMS. JUST BEAUTIFUL!! RIZZI

Atelier de Charo said...

So delicate and beautiful!

Jean said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your beautiful lace collars. So lovely!

Sarah said...

Those are so beautiful! I bought my first (and only, so far) lace collar on a lavender farm a couple months ago. Thanks for sharing!

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Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Such beauitful pieces! Can you imagine the time and talent it must have taken to make these intricate pieces of art? Your laundry day makes me want to set up a beautiful display like yours. I LOVE what you used for a "clothes line". So clever!!
Patricia :o)

Rhoto said...

Hello!! I was privy to a private collection viewing of antique clothing here in Montreal QC recently. Was very teary... WHY must the lace last (although deteriorating) and the sweet, unknown ladies disappear?...
Warm greetings from a 1st-time reader who just lost her mother and is enjoying the charm of your blog...
Rhonda

parTea lady said...

I don't think I've ever seen so many beautfiful pieces of needlework in one place. What a wonderful collection you have.

kimberly said...

Your collection is exquisite!

maría cecilia said...

Hola Bernideen, your collection is absolutely beautiful and the way you have displayed it is completely lovely!!!! In love with your images!!!
hugs,
maria cecilia

Terry said...

Just beautiful! I don't believe I ran into any collars on my many antique outings. I guess this will add just one more thing to my ever growing list of wants. My laundry line never looked so sweet and romantic. I think I am going to have to add a great bench to sit my laundry basket on. LOVE it and all your posts.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This is a gorgeous post. I have a few lace collars as well. They are just so dainty. Connie

saltvinegar said...

Oooh so detachable lace collars Is not a new fad? I had no idea. It's now reallly trendy to have detachable collars in Japan and blogshops are starting to sell them too! Love your blog! Hope to have a garden like yours in the future!