Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

White Wednesday

Are you intrigued by
antique lace as much as I am?

Let’s take a journey back in time

When everything was beautiful
And gentle streams did flow.

Where happy children graced the halls
In mansions on a hill
Where charm and grace did set the pace
In memories, lingering still.

A time when ladies met for tea
At tables set for two
Southern Belles with things to tell
In misty morning hue. 

Corsets here and bustles there
Such lovely flowing dresses
A touch of eloquence was found
Beneath those lovely tresses.

All dressed up in fringe and lace
With gowns of flowing white
They held their children close to them
And tucked them in at night.

With locks of hair pulled up in buns
And topped with pretty bonnet
The legend that was left behind
Goes nearly like a sonnet.

portion of a poem by Marilyn Ferguson 2003
"Victorian Lace for Mother's Day".

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Debbie said...

gorgeous photo' can almost hear the stories.

lovely verse!!!!

Angela said...

You have so many pretty pieces!

NanaDiana said...

Lovely lace and verses! I love old lace too! xo Diana

she dreams big! said...

I have accumulated quite a few doilies and such for the wedding. Your beauties look so pretty in the old suitcase that I think I'll display mine like that too!

I have many more bottles to cover but I hate to cut the doilies up! I need to find some ratty looking ones with big holes!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Jane said...

Oh yes, I love vintage lace!! You have some really pretty pieces. I love the poem fitting!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

OOoohhh - I LOVE vintage lace. Your collection is awesome Danielle. Love the suitcase too.
Have a wonderful day
xo Tina

Miss Gracie's House said...

oh, yes I is everywhere...but I still buy it...I LOVE it!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh yes...very intrigued! I love how you display yours in that old traveling case!

Sandi said...

Your lace photos are gorgeous and I love it all displayed in that suitcase. I need a old small suitcase now! I picked up one that I just love last week, but it is too big for that I think.
PS I always pick up old lace when it is a good buy and I have gobs!! :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous white post! Very elegant lace. Everything looks so beautiful here. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm a vintage lace fan too!!! I’m having an awesome GIVEAWAY…enter to WIN a $40 POTTERY BARN GIFT CARD!


BECKY said...

Be still my heart! I LOVE vintage lace, trim and tatting, Danielle! It is one of my hot buttons for sure! Yours is lovely!! I use it in the stuff I create all the time!

Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Danielle ~ Love all the old lace & the set up with the Vintage suitcase is Perfect ~ I picked up over 6 yards of Old tatting (I think that is what it is like your last photo) while I was at the US 127 Longest Yard Sale, just getting ready to list it.... So Happy to be home & catching up on All!
Have a wonderful Week!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Very pretty! I'm a sucker for vintage crochet lace and trim. Gorgeous.

Carole said...

Beautiful poem of a romantic time. The lace looks wonderful in the vintage suitcase.


mary beth said...

Love love love old lace and you have some really pretty pieces there! They are so delicate and detailed and sweet..thanks for sharing yours!

koralee said...

Oh I love lace...such pretty images and a lovely collection my friend. xoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You always show us the loveliest treasures!
Happy day, Danielle xx

GardenofDaisies said...

I do love it! And you have such beautiful pieces!!

Mitzi Curi said...

Hi Danielle! I'm so glad you called attention to your blog....I think it's wonderful, and I'm putting it on my blogroll ASAP!

vikki said...

Love your pieces. And your display of them with the old pictures.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oooh, I just love everything!!!
Absolutely beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Do I love lace? Let me count the ways.. I even have a board on Pinterest dedicated to lace. And you my dear have some beauties there.
Blessings ~ Katie

KATHY said...

I just love all your vintage lace. It's so beautiful.I love your old photos too.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Such beautiful vintage lace, and I love the old photos as well... priceless!... xoxo Julie Marie

Faye said...

I LOVE the vintage suitcase full of old lace! This is gorgeous!!! I'm addicted to lace of any kind and I've been trying to find just the right suitcase to do this exact same thing. I just love what you did!!! I can't believe I wasn't already a I am!
Happy WW!

Debra said...

I am so happy that I found your site... I am a new follower from

Mary Comeau said...

I love vintage table lace,I would love to know how I could purchase
something that catches my eye. I am
happy I found this site!