LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Thursday, November 4, 2010

PEARLS AND LACE THURSDAY

Welcome to Pearls and Lace Thursday. I would like to thank Doni at Faith, Grace, Crafts for hosting another Pearls and Lace event. Go on over to see what other pearls and lace items you can find there.
As I mentioned last week; I LOVE lace, vintage lace, antique lace, any sort of lace and trims. I purchase alot of my trims at our local auction house.
Today I thought I would share some of my stash with you and some of my items I like to create with my stash.
This is a bird nest made with little vine wreaths with lace and trims tucked in everywhere. I would admagine birds would use lace if they had the opportunity to.When I hit the mother load of lace in two boxes one Saturday at the auction, this off white lace was in there. This lace has been one of my favorites. This lace is so soft. Most of the lace still came wrapped around those plastic things as if it came right from a department store, (this sort of trims you purcahsed by the yard) some even had plastic wrap around the lace and holder. This blue trim was not blue, I dyed it blue.
This lace I did not purchase at the auction house but at a yard sale. I have so many yards of this I don't even know how much is there, tons I say..
I love to make glitter clothes pins. We go to craft shows with some of our crafts and we like to close up the customers bag with clothes pins, they LOVE this!!!
Here is some more lace.
I stain alot of my lace and trims, having them ready to use in my projects. The stains I like to use are coffee, tea and stains purchased from the stores. I use regular dyes as well. I so love the old and tattered look, don't you?? I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my vintage lace and trims.
Did I mention I LOVE lace??
Don't forget to stop over at Faith, Grace, Crafts to see all the other Pearls and Lace Thursday entries.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

2 comments:

Doni said...

What a lovely post! I love your stash! I just must go to a sale like you described...hopefully I'll find one! Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!! I'm so glad you did!
Blessings, Doni

Miss Sandy said...

Yes, I do love that old and tattered look! What yummy laces you have, great stash. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting.