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November 20, 2008

Pretty things

I have recently been given some very beautiful notions for my sewing, so I thought I would share them with you. I love looking at pretty things - I hope you do too.

Today's pictures are of some wonderful family treasures. My very generous auntie gave these to me when she was visiting Melbourne last week. They're all from the maternal side of my family and the lace, in particular, is very old.


Antique lace


Tablecloth with crocheted lace border


Sentimetal treasure - I remember calling this a "fumble" when I was a child


Antique lace


Vintage buttons

More pretty things to look at later in the week.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the pretties, I love the lace, Just devine!

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  2. I am loving the prettiness over here. Love the lace. Love the buttons. And I LOVE the tablecloth. I'd be wheeling that out at every occasion. Too special to be hidden away. Gorgeous. What treasures.
    PS - Love your fumble too.

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  3. just so much prettiness - have I died and gone to sewing heaven?

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  4. So lucky to receive such lovely notions!

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  5. Fantabulous. Sweetly retro and lovely. I have some similar things from my Grandma, but I'm a bit scared to use them, they're so precious. How silly is that??

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  6. Thanks for sharing!
    Can't wait for the next pretty things post :)

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  7. WOW I have just been given lace from my Grandmothers estate. Big sheets of lace and really don't know what to do with it! I guess repack properly and stow away - just seems a shame.

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  8. you lucky girl! not only are they beautiful, but all family too. just an idea - you may like to consider framing some pieces. this way you can appreciate them without having to cut them.

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  9. what a beautiful and special present. I have given you an award. Please start preparing your acceptance speech...

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  10. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Great photos of them too.

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  11. I always hope that someday I will inherit my Grandma's treasures..I don't hold out much hope, though. :( Lucky you to have someone who keeps you in mind! :D

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