Friday, February 02, 2007

Friday's child, lace and pralines

Along with my love for vintage velvet millinery flowers, I have a love of antique and vintage lace. These pieces are from my time in Ireland where I used to hunt down old Irish lace. The jabot to the left is 18th-century. The handwork is incredible.


Praline makers in my favorite shop in New Orleans (for Tara, especially)




I'm pressed for time right now, so I'll let my pictures speak for me! Until later...



9 comments:

  1. I love all kinds of fibers. Your pieces are great. I have some good ones from Gozo/Malta, not vintage though.

    I love the bird-art.

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  2. Gorgeous lace! You blog is a feast for the eyes ;)

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  3. I am hungry now...for pralines and to visit Ireland. The lace is very beautiful. Colette you are tempting me with the meadowlark and gingham quiltie.;) Oh my goodness, I don't think I can resist!

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  4. colette, the lace is breathtaking...and so are your birdies. i adore them.

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  5. The lace is simply stunning. The last time I was in Savannah I spent at least an hour combing through boxes of old lace at a mercantile. I bought a few pieces - will show you when you come to Paris! And thanks for the photos of the praline makers! I shall have to look them up next time I'm in New Orleans! The collages are beautiful - so creative.

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  6. There is something so wonderful about old lace, the work that went in to it - the designs. Ireland is on my "must go" list. I adore these quilties, you have the most amazing bird images.
    XOXO

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  7. The lace is incredibly beautiful, as is your finished artwork!

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  8. i love that praline shop!!!
    lovely goodies all around this post...
    xoxo.

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  9. The lace is exquisite!! And your quilties are beautiful (as usual). Gentle and tender images...I so love your birdies.

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