Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Lavender and Old Lace
Some days when I walk throughout the store I see something that reminds me of something else in time. This is the case with the old book by Myrtle Reed called Lavender and Old Lace.
It makes me think of the intricate laces and the work that went into making a piece of lace.
I have a book shown here called " The Identification of Lace" (from 1980) that shows some lovely lace items with type, uses and background which has been helpful to me in identifying the different items that we get in the store.
I want to show you some examples of lace items currently here:
Both are lingerie from the 1800's. These two are pantaloon 1 piece garments.
Some other types of items with lace:
These two are children's clothing items from 1800's : Dress on the left and coat on the right Some. wonderful workmanship
This piece of lace is hanging at the sign pointing toward the Vintage clothing room. Several have tried to buy this article but I like how it looks over the doorway with the moss hanging over it.
An old ad showing lingerie.
Last of all is Maxine the mannie wearing a 1890's outfit trimmed in lace. She is scary to the kids who come in because she was the victim of a robbery awhile back at Halloween and some local college students needed her eyes for a party they were having and helped themselves.
I like her and even talk to her occasionally when we are here alone. She is a great friend. She listens anytime I need her to. Have a wonderful day.