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Monday, February 11, 2013

Vintage Lace

We went to an auction on Saturday.  I had been home all week with the flu and really enjoyed  being out of the house for the day.  I bid on lots of great stuff , but..... the only thing that came home with me was this wonderful box of lace.


I got this box for $17.50 and it is full of  beautiful lace....

My camera does not do this lilac lace justice.....it is such a soft color and is very wide lace (about 8") 

This lovely aqua lace is about 4" wide...
This lace is about 6" wide...
There are 2 bolts of this one...it is just gorgeous!  Can you see the touches of pink?   It is about 5" wide.
Some ruffled lace....

Peach, pink, white.....

more lilac lace....

I can't wait to do a project with this scalloped lace...

There was lots of cream colored lace......all about 4' wide.  



This is some 6" wide aqua lace....


Well, I put it all back in the box and it is headed to the studio.....I can't decide what to make first with all this beautiful lace to choose from!


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63 comments:

  1. Oooh Penny... your beautiful lace is making me swoon!... especially that pale lavender one!... what a gorgeous find... also, your kitchen looks so pretty in the background... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. Penny,
    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better. The flu that is going around really takes a lot out of a person so it is good to hear that you have recovered and are up and about.
    LOVE all of this wonderful lace!!! Beautiful!
    I have been getting bags of goodies from time to time from a fellow crafter who goes to our church who is cleaning out her stash. She said it either goes to me or to Salvation Army so I have gotten lace, ribbon roses, trims , wreaths and all kinds of goodies from her. It is so kind of her to pass them my way...
    Now I need time to be able to do something with them.... LOL!!

    Take care and I hope you continue to feel better...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  3. Great find, can't wait to see what you make with it.

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  4. You did great bidding and snagging all this beautiful lace for yourself! Can't wait to see what you create!

    Jan ♥

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  5. Wow! you hit the jack-pot of lace. I love all the beautiful lace, some of it looks like you could use it on a wedding dress.How fun, I can't wait to see what you are going to create with all the lovely lace.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  6. Oh Penny...just gorgeous!!!These laces are fantastic!!!I'm looking forward to seeing what you' ll do!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  7. Wow, you got a great lot with that lace. Almost two years ago, when I was visiting in Maine, I went to an antique auction and won the bid on some great vintage and antique lace and crochet. I was so excited and am still enjoying it so I know how exciting that win was for you. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Betsy

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  8. Oh my, how lovely it all is. I can't wait to see what you make. I found some pretty lace pieces at our fabric recycle shop a week ago. Have no idea when or how they will be used. For now, they are just eye candy in my lace jar.

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  9. Oh my, such beautiful lace. Especially the cream and the aqua-what a treasure you found!
    Have a good week and I'm happy your feeling better.

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  10. Oh, you lucky girl...... all the lace looks beautiful. I myself loooove lace!

    Take Care~

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  11. What beautiful lace Penny! And such a steal too! Oh I would have swooped that up too!
    xx
    Anne

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  12. Your box of lace is swoon worthy! You lucky girl! I wish I could find great deals like you do in my area! Have a great day.

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  13. I am in a lace dream right now - my senses are overloaded. These laces are so beautiful.

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  14. Love all the pink I see in your kitchen. I can't believe all the lace you came across. Can't wait to see what you have planned for it!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  15. Your so right all the lace is beautiful! You really did score!!!

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  16. Ohhhhhhhh your lace is beautiful!!! What a great find and your going to have such a great time using it.
    Enjoy.
    Mary

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  17. Wow, what a beautiful collection you found. You're going to have so much fun with all of it. Great score!!

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  18. Oh my goodness ~ such a beautiful array of lace! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and for linking up to Project Inspire{d}!

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  19. What a wonderful bargain! The wide lace that's finished on both sides would make a beautiful table runner.

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  20. Wow! This is an amazing collection of lace! Great find!

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  21. love lace. cant seem to get enough of it. happy for you....

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  22. Penny,
    Thanks for entering the Giveaway and being such a loyal follower!!

    Good Luck!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  23. I'm sorry you've had the flu and glad you are feeling beter...and OMGoodness! That lace is beautiful!

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  24. Hi Penny!!!!

    I hope you're feeling better!!

    What a steal on the beautiful box of lace. I can't wait
    to see what you're going to do with it.

    Have a great week!!

    Pam
    xox

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  25. I'm glad you're feeling better Penny. Snagging that box of wonderful lace would cheer me up. What a great find and I can't wait to see what you do with all of it.

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  26. Penny,
    What a fabulous find. I've been on the hunt for vintage lace lately, it's becoming hard to find around here. I've only snagged a couple of pieces lately. I would be thrilled to find a box full like you did. Can't wait to see what you create with it, whatever it is will be lovely.

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  27. Oh Penny . . . I am drooling over all that beautiful lace you found. Much fun ahead for you! Patti@OldThingsNew

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  28. So pretty! I love neutrals but those aquas are gorgeous.

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  29. What a wonderful find!! Glad you are better and I cannot wait to see what you create with those lovely laces. Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Things party this week :)

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  30. Those are beautiful Penny! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  31. OMG for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!

    aren't you so excited ????

    I love lace also

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  32. Oh what a find, Penny! I have developed a new love of lace, especially table cloths and runners. I can't wait to see what you make with all the beautiful lace. So glad to hear you are feeling better!
    melinda

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  33. oh my goodness, i'm drooling right now! i'd love a find like that. I'd probably make a cushion for our bedroom to make sure I'd see it every day! that's how deep my love of lace runs!

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  34. I'm sure you were thrilled with the win! What a bargain. Tailor made for you! Have fun!

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  35. Nothing makes a heart go pitty-pat like an auction. I sure do miss going to them! The thrill of scoring a box filled with goodies! And you were the right person to receive that!! Way to go!!

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  36. So beautiful and so much potential! I'm sure you'll have great fun with your auction treasure!
    Karee

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  37. I wouldn't care if I came home with a BOX of anything, but a BOX of LACE is AWESOME!!! So pretty...I love all the textures and colors...and I know you wil have so much fun with them!!!
    So glad you joined my party today and shared them with us!!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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  38. Oh wow! You really scored on that vintage lace. Some of it is so gorgeous. Oh what fun you'll have creating all kinds of gorgeous items...

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  39. Penny,what a lovely treasure trove. I find it incredulous the prices you pay over there in the US for such treasures. We would be paying 100's for something like that here :( Can't wait to see what you make with it all. x

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  40. You hit the jackpot with all that pretty lace.

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  41. What a fabulous buy! I can imagine all kinds of pretty sewing projects! I love your blog so much. I'm going to add it to my blog favs! Thanks!

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  42. What a fun and wonderful win! It's like Christmas just sitting down and going through all of this beautiful lace! I am a bit of a lace and trim hog myself. LOL I was just talking to a girlfriend earlier today because she is trying to finish a project and ran out of lace. She is stopping by later to try and match her lace to all of mine. We actually met when we both worked at JoAnn Fabrics. We even were roommates at one time. You should have seen our apartment...fabric, lace, trims everywhere all the time and two sewing machines were always set up on your dining room table! I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  43. What gorgeous lace ( I especially love the turquoise one - you don't see that in lace very often!!! )
    What a score :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  44. over from Transformation Thurs.. what a find.. lovely lace at the best price ever

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  45. Lace! Yay, what a treasure! I love using that wide ruffled lace for the sleeves of my daughters' dresses. Gives them a pretty Colonial look!

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

    http://www.hopeineveryseason.com
    https://www.facebook.com/hopeineveryseasonblog

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  46. Whow, what a fantastic deal $17.50. I am so jealous.
    Beautiful vintage laces.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  47. Lace.. any size any colour.. I love them all.
    Your kitchen looks so pretty with a chandelier to top it off, just perfect.
    Hugs from a lace addict!
    Angela Lace.
    p.s come over and visit my lace world.

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  48. Penny, thanks for sharing your beautiful lace at Country Whites Weekend!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  49. Hi Penny, Your lace is gorgeous. I love it all and can not live without it around me too. Your kitchen in the background is so pretty.
    Have a nice weekend. Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  50. Wow!!! Gorgeous box of lace and so many possibilities! Good for you!!! p.s. I love your stove top burner covers!!! Your kitchen is dreamy!
    ~Tanya

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  51. What a find! Your kitchen is lovely, too!
    Have fun with all that beautiful lace.

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  52. How fun to go to an auction, I've never been to one. What gorgeous lace you won, so very lovely.

    Happy VTT!

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  53. Wow! You hit the jackpot! I love lace, too, and have boxes and boxes of it. I should sell some of mine--but can't bring myself to do that.
    Thanks for joining Country Whites Weekend and inspiring others! You have lots of "Country Charm". . . .

    Blessings from the Farmhouse,
    Dru

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  54. Visiting you from Pearls and Lace but have been following you for a long while.Your box of lace could just about make Me cry.Oh how I would love to craft with it :) Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

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  55. Thanks for sharing the beautiful lace with us. Take care, Linda

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  56. Hi Penny, I can't wait to see what you do with all that beautiful lace. What a great find. Thanks for linking up this week at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

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  57. WOW how pretty! It must have felt like Christmas to you!
    Thanks for linking to the Creative inspirations Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  58. Penny you will be featured later tonight on Transformed Tuesday. Thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Peggy

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  59. Looks like you got some great lace!!

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  60. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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