Thursday, April 09, 2009

Vintage Lace Trim

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You may remember awhile back a beautiful mirror that Cathy gave me that I put in my dining room. At that time she also gave me a bag full of vintage crocheted lace trim.

It was way too pretty to put in a closet so I rolled them up and put them in a large jar. This jar is actually a beverage dispenser but I just turned it around so the spout is in the back.
It looked a little plain so I dropped in some of my old white buttons.
Now I can enjoy looking at the lace every day. I'm sure if I had it in a drawer or closet I would forget all about it! I have almost all my vintage lace and linen out where I can see it and enjoy it daily!

56 comments:

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

That's a beautiful way to display vintage lace. Also, I think it's a nice way to honor the craft and it's creator.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great idea. Pretty!
Glenda

Jackie said...

Very nicely displayed!!

Margaret Cloud said...

I like lace, this lace reminds me of the collar's you wore around your neck with sweaters in the 1950's. Hope you have a nice Easter.

Joanne Kennedy said...

It looks so pretty displayed like that.

Where did you find that beverage container? I've been looking for one just like that.

Hugs
Joanne

Melissa Lester said...

That looks so pretty! It is a shame to keep pretty trims, buttons and even colorful spools of thread hidden away. If I can figure out a permanent place to craft, I would love to display all those beautiful, inspiring materials.

Sewsweetstudio said...

I love that. Wish I thought like you do. I'm a sewer and so perfect for my studio. The touch with the buttons makes it perfect.
Beverly

Terri and Bob said...

Gorgeous! Such a pretty thing to display!

tuinengeltje sylvia said...

Hoi Cindy,

It's a nice way to show some "treasures"! I have many jars and pots and I have stuffed them with pink roses and white roses, lace. That's also beautifull to display your roses.

Hugs, Sylvia
www.Tuinengeltje.nl
Shabby Chic Brocante & Romantic Decorations

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

I love crochet lace. Your collection looks pretty in the glass jar.
Happy Easter to you and yours!!
Sonia

Ivy Bend said...

What a wonderful idea!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I am a sucker for vintage lace and trim myself, what a lovely way to display it!

Elma said...

Wow that is a great idea!! So very pretty to have it on display were you can see and enjoy them.

June said...

This is lovely. I too keep my laces and a lot of treasures in jars so I can keep an eye on what I have to create with. Otherwise I forget. I have jar after jar in my studio. Your blog is an inspiration.
June (Laughing with Angels)

Anne Marie said...

ONE OF MY COLLECTIONS!!

had to stop by and see it after looking at your title of post -

don't you just love it!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, You have the most creative mind...I wish I just had part of it. I love the beverage dispencer. Do you remember where you purchased it?? It made the best display for the lace..keep up the great blogs...Vera

veralauterbach@ebby.com

Lola Enchanted said...

very very pretty!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Cindy I love your lace trims that are vintage. What a beautiful way to display them. I was fortunate to receive my hubby's grandmothers laces, trims, vintage fabrics. I am in heaven. I like how you displayed this lovely art! Have a beautiful Easter.
Blessings,
Debbie

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Such a beautiful idea! ♥♥♥ Diane

Joy said...

It looks gorgeous!

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,

I love this idea. I have a bunch of old lace and trims. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a blessed Easter!

Kandice said...

Cindy,

would you be interested in saleing your drink despenser? I've been looking for one EVERYWHERE! I will take it off your hands :)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

You have the best ideas, Cindy! And I have those apothecary jars empty and staring at me in the dining room.
Brenda

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The lace looks lovely. That is a very creative way to display something vintage. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

Hi Cindy,

Thanks for responding! I might just take it to a lamp shop and see if they can fix it.

As for you vintage lace... that's a GREAT IDEA - you're so creative!!

Toodles

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Pretty pretty pretty!

i cant sew said...

i saw one of those beverage dispensers at our local fabric superstore and thought what a bummer about the spout but of course broad minded you was undeterred by such a small thing. well done, i feel like going back and getting it now!
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Carolyn said...

What a pretty way to enjoy your vintage lace!
Enjoy your Easter,
Carolyn

Betty Jo said...

What a beautiful idea Cindy! That looks gorgeous. ♥

vintagebejoyful said...

it has a sweet and sentimental look to it! thanks for stopping by Alameda.....did you do? the other tracey said you had some great treasures, I wish I could have taken a peek! Happy Easter Cindy!

Tracey
Vintagebejoyful

Mary said...

Cindy, Very pretty way to display the lace, I had some vintage off white lace that I just added to some towels for my bath. I love the way it turned out. I have a picture of it on my blog.
Have a very Happy Easter! Mary

KarenB said...

That's a really good idea. I'll have to gather up my lace too!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this! You always have wonderful ideas...thanks for sharing them! :-) Susan

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It looks so pretty in the jar, what a great idea, I have a few trims that I was playing around with today, so funny you posted about them. I also am in love with the little light you got at the flea market, I have never seen one like it before and the chandy is just perfect (;
Hugs~Kelly

Molly said...

Lovely ;)

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Hi Cindy. What a beautiful way to display vintage lace trim. Lovely! ~Arleen

Lee Laurie said...

What a great idea. I might have to be a copy cat! I have an empty jar like that and could not decide what to put in it. I have some pretty lace stuck in my linen drawer that I almost forgot about. Thanks!

French-Kissed said...

Good for you for finding artistic merit in your beautiful collection of lace and for putting it on display where you and others can enjoy it. And to think, without your creative display,these artistic expressions would be lost in a dark drawer or closet. Beautifully brought to light, Cindy!

Amber said...

I like this idea! I collected 3 apothecary jars to go on my buffet in a grouping, but so far I've only filled one with typography type ceramic balls. I decided to be ok with the other 2 being empty until I figured out what I really wanted to put in them. I think buttons or an idea similar to this would work well in that space! I'll have to keep my eye out for buttons that would work well! Thanks for the inspiration!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great idea! I just seen one of those beverage dispensers with the spout at Hobby Lobby.
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Shelia said...

This is beautiful, Cindy! Hope you're doing well and I want to wish you a blessed Easter!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Annabelle said...

Love the idea, I have one jar with lace but didn't think of the buttons, maybe even a few crystals thrown in would add a touch of glimmer.I also have one with dragonflies I made but still needing embellishing so I left them in a crystal see through covered jar not to forget one of my many projects on the go....hehe!
Thanks for the button thought.
Hugs Annabelle Happy Easter

Annabelle said...

Love the idea, I have one jar with lace but didn't think of the buttons, maybe even a few crystals thrown in would add a touch of glimmer.I also have one with dragonflies I made but still needing embellishing so I left them in a crystal see through covered jar not to forget one of my many projects on the go....hehe!
Thanks for the button thought.
Hugs Annabelle Happy Easter

CinnabarBlue said...

I am with you keep your favorite things out right where you can see them and enjoy them. Love your idea.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

You make the ordinary look extaordinary! Fab idea!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Nuts! This is one of those slap yourself in the head and say out loud...."why didn't I think of that"???? Splendid....

This is the second great idea tonite. I'll be copying this one too.

Bless you!
Spencer

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Dear Cindy,
What a clever idea! I just went to an estate sale this morning and saw some vintage lace trim and sewing paraphernalia. How I wish I had purchased them now!

Lorna

Pearl Maple said...

Stunning way of displaying lace and notions, and thoughtful too, as you say, on display it is more likely to be used and appreciated all the more.

Thanks for the idea and Happy Easter to you.

Cindy said...

What a great idea!

Michelle Wood said...

Hi Cindy, I see you've had over 900,000 visitors so far...any ideas on how you'll celebrate your millionth? Its coming soon'ish. Have a great weekend!

Patti's Artful Design said...

I love the vintage lace in the apothecary jar. It is just beautiful!

flatwoodsfolkart said...

I love how the lace and old buttons look in this beautiful jar. Thank you so much for sharing!

Lesley

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Very pretty look!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Wow,looks so beautiful!

Great idea!!!

Clara

meugenia said...

Hola he pasado por tu blog y me gusta lo que he visto. Saludos

TattingChic said...

Beautiful! Maybe I should just stick my tatting UFO's in a large apothecary jar and call it "decor", LOL! Well, at least it would be a reminder to work on them to get them finished, LOL!