Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dresser Full of Antique Lace

I have this hutch or dresser on sale on eBay at the moment so I thought before it disappears I would take a photo and blog it so I don't forget the way I spent a miserable, cold and wet weekend recently.  I chose all the tiny pieces from my collection of antique and vintage laces and wrapped them around tiny cards so they look like items from an Edwardian haberdashery shop or maybe a miniature dressmaker's business. I love the old creams and ivory colours that are looking a bit grey with age and the collection in the dresser really looks like the real thing.  Maybe if I find another dresser or hutch, I might repeat the exercise for myself but at the moment I am not building an Edwardian haberdashery shop, I did it for the sheer pleasure of creating something that looked authentic and I know it will go to a good home. The lace on cards are glued onto the shelves so cannot be removed and unwrapped.

This is the dresser full of bolts of antique laces and trims.  Sadly the cupboards at the bottom do not open, they are purely for decoration otherwise I would have filled them with goodies as well.

Here is a close-up of the laces on the shelves.  All of them are classed as either antique or vintage, everything is old.......