|eReader cover for sale on Etsy|
I have been through many love affairs with lace. I can recall what was probably polyester lace around the yellow organza lampshade I had as a little girl. Then there was the lace on my Gunne Sax style Easter dress (I can remember going shopping for that dress because I loved it so much!) Scrimping and saving to order a white Battenburg lace comforter set after I married. Then my husband laid a newly cleaned and oiled gun on the comforter. Yes, we are still married and no, the stain never did come out. I made a duvet cover with a fabric covered in violets to stuff the comforter into. I am a generally very patient person.
These days I invest in antique and vintage lace. As I learn more about it, I find myself being much more finicky than I used to be. I can't say that I have a favorite type because they all interest me, from the heavier tape varieties to the delicate bobbin lace. Even the ones that need extra TLC are welcome in my home because it can be a challenge to bring them back to life.
|Lace still attached to the curtain fabric that I had removed for laundering the lace.|
|Examples of 3 of the lace fragments|
|Close-up of one lace|
|The baby bonnet from the side and back.|