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Not Our Grandmother’s Lace!

Gold Lace Cuff

Gold Lace Cuff

Our grandmother Ida loved lace and whenever she had the opportunity to visit us in Belgium, one of the lace capitals of the world, she would add pieces to her vast collection of handkerchiefs, tablecloths, placemats and napkins (thankfully, no doilies!)  Lace has been around since the late 15th century and while Ida’s tastes tended more toward the traditional, we’re happy to see that this form of openwork fabric is trendy again and it’s being used in so many different, modern ways.  Whether dipped in gold, stenciled on ceramics or imbedded in plastic, traditional lace patterns are popping up in fashion, accessories, tabletop and home decor.  Grandmother Ida would not have invested in these pieces but we know we would!

Metallic Queen Anne's Lace Vase

Metallic Queen Anne’s Lace Vase

Floral Lace

Floral Lace

Ambria Metallic Lace Sandal

Ambria Metallic Lace Sandal

Lace Tulip Clutch

Lace Tulip Clutch

Lace Sunglasses

Lace Sunglasses

Isn’t lace lovely?  Happy Friday!

Photos: cuff, vase, iPhone case, sandal, clutch and sunnies

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3 Comments

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann October 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Wow, such lovely lacyness! The shoes are to die for. Hope you ladies have a lovely weekend – I arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to see you on Tuesday! XOXO

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 10, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Ida sounds like my kind of woman! Loving those lace sunglasses…..those are a WOW!

    My mom bought her wedding veil in Belgium before she was ever engaged…and insisted I wear it, too. I kind of resisted, but in the end I wore it and this makes me realize that was truly a gift!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply stitchfork October 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

    now that bracelet is my kind of lace! That in silver- perfect!
    xo

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