Monday, July 7, 2008

Linens and Lace!

Hello to each of you! I sure hope everyone had a wonderful and fun filled 4th of July celebration and an all around beautiful weekend! For me, I had a lovely time indeed!

Honey and I have been doing a little summer cleaning around the house, and in going through some old things I had packed away I came across some pretty little doilies I was saving to make sachets later. Well I must tell you, I had plum forgotten I even had them! It is not uncommon for me to put things away for later day crafting! I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to come across them again! With lace on my mind, I wanted to share with you Linens and Lace by Tricia Foley editor-at-large of Victoria Magazine. A book I have had for quite sometime now. Tricia gives tips on caring for delicate linens and includes a lace glossary! Not to mention the photos are absolutely beautiful! I find myself coming back to this book again and again! Enjoy!

Battenberg Lace is one of my favorite laces.... Oh how I love this beautiful lace!

What a lovely idea for lace and tassels! So beautiful the way this tassel is tied to the poster of the bed....ah, so romantic!

Now that I am overwhelmingly completely inspired, I think I am ready for those little sachets!! :o) Have a beautiful week each of you!

Smiles....

Beverly

31 comments:

Mary Isabella said...

They are so beautiful. I am glad you have found them again. I know you will make such beautiful things with them....Have a Blessed week fill with God's overflowing blessings....Mary

YayaOrchid said...

What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing. I may just have to look for that book. I can hardly wait to see what you do with your lace doilies. Have a great week!

KJ said...

Isn't lace exquisite? It can sure make a statement. Oh, and so feminine!

Come by to see my current post.

Hugfully, KJ

Becky K. said...

Lace has a way of softening any place it lives. Love it!

Your pictures are beautiful!

Becky K.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Battenberg lace is so beautiful. My daughters all had lovely white dresses with Battenberg lace on them. I have those dresses stored away in case one day I have granddaughters.

Have a lovely time making your sachets! I hope you take a picture of them when you are through. :)

Blessings,
Gina

Jan & Tom's Place said...

Oh, Beverly, are these linens BEAUTIFUL!!

It's TEA TIME on my Blog today...along with 22 other lovely women, who are having TEA TIME on their blogs!! Come take a peek if you have the time!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Shell said...

Lace is so romantic and pretty. I just love it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures with all of us.

Jeanne said...

I just happened on your beautiful post. Your linens are amazing. So lovely and vintage. We need to hang on to that bit of romance in our lives.


Thanks for sharing you lovely linens.

Jeanne

Tea said...

Oh, I love those doilies! I've always thought crocheted doilies were the best!

Thank you for sharing the book with us! Very inspiring photos!

Wild Rose said...

What a gorgeous collection of lace Beverly! I hope that you found the inspiration you were looking for.

Marie x

Kimberley said...

Ahhh, gorgeous! I adore linens, especially lacey, vintage ones and those picture made me swoon :)

Have loads of fun with your doiles, and be sure to share pictures!

Kimberley

KarenHarveyCox said...

Bev, what a lovely post, I love white linen and lace. I love cleaning out old things, you always find treasures. Blessings, Karen

clara said...

Though I don't use laces, it always nice to see how others use them around the house :-)

Judy Hartman said...

Beverly,
This lace is luscious - so cool and crisp on a hot summer day!
Good news! You are one of the winners of my giveaway!!! Isn't this the second time ?
I'm thrilled you won and I'll be sending your little woodland maiden picture along to you!
Congratulations!!
Happily,
Judy

Deborah said...

Those linens take my breath away, Deborah! Thank you for the gorgeous photos!

Artistic Chicas said...

Wow...the delicacy of your lace is so romantic,,,I'm mesmorized at your lovely pictures. Your collection is gorgeous...
Congratulations.
Will check back again.

Deborah said...

Deborah, I'm sorry. I should have invited you to join us! Do you have a favorite family picture you would like to post on your blog tomorrow? If so, let me know and I'll add your link to the list!

Hugs, Deborah

Lisa said...

These are stunning. I too, have a weakness for pretty lace. I'm off to amazon to find this beautiful book.

Hope you have a great week.

KJ said...

I was very excited to learn that you also were one of the winners in Judy's Giveaway! It's so funny because I was actually hoping that you would be one of the winners. When I arrived at her blog, Voila! Indeed you had won! Congrats! It's nice to know that we will both have the same art in our homes!

HUGE HUGS,
KJ

Betty Jo said...

Oh My Beverly! What a gorgeous post. I love Battenberg lace. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos. They are very inspiring!! xoxo

Tracy said...

Lovely post, Beverly---love all the linen & lace! Great fun to catch up on your posts now we're back. We had a FABULOUS time in London! Now resting travel-weary feet and doing lots of laundry--LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

Andylynne said...

I don't think there is anything more romantic than beautiful linens and lace of all kinds. Thank you for a peek in to a beautiful book. And have fun making all your beautiful sachets I was peaking at your previous post and I love the roses. I had to comment, and let others know if you haven't scrolled down to see, do so it's a treat.

Marcela said...

Hello Beverly
Lace is romantic and beautiful...
I love all your pictures
Have a great and blssed weekend
Hugs.
Marcela

Cinders said...

Those photgraphs are gorgeous. I love lace. its so romantic

Renee said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Sweet blessings!
Renee

Kate said...

Such lovely laces and linens. Have a lovely weekend.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh I agree!!!! White lace is just so yummy I could roll in it :) I need that book too!!
I dreamed that I met you last night!

Carrie said...

I have Tricia Foley's book and enjoy leafing through its lovely pages. I trust you are enjoying your weekend.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous and beautiful as is all that you share.

Nancy said...

beautiful pictures! love all that lace! I just came across you blog and I have really enjoyed visiting. I will need to add you to my blog list so I can revisit. Blessings to you, Nancy

BellaBliss said...

Oh yes! I remember now!
I love to be surrounded by white linens and lace! Even wrinkled it is some beautiful stuff!!!

(wish my skin was, know what I mean? hehe)