Monday, November 14, 2011

Estate Sale Treasure!

I have a moto:  "it's not what it is but what it can be".  I apply this moto every time I venture through a yard sale or estate sale.  It was an Estate Sale that caught my attention last week in our neighborhood.  A professional company was running the sale so I figured I might find some good treasures!  Boy did I! 

I dug through books and kitchen items but really scored when I discovered a closet full of sewing items!  Lots of fabric, yarns, patterns, etc....but the real treasure was a shoebox full of lace scraps!  I'm always on the look out for lace scraps, especially vintage laces.  I snatched up that box and headed to "checkout" with my other discoveries. 

It wasn't until I got home that I realized what a treasure I had found.  That box of vintage lace scraps, turned out to be vintage lace collars!  All appear to be handstitched or tatted!  Some have closures on them, some are missing the closure but all are in wonderful condition!

I'll have to decide if I can use these in my work or if I can part with some through my etsy shop.  Hmmmm... have to think about that one for a while.   Aren't they just beautiful?


  1. You did indeed find a treasure. You have a piece of bobbin lace in the lower right of your picture.(ecru flowers) From the picture it looks like Duchesse. I can't tell from the picture if it is hand made or machine. All in all, you found a beautiful collection.

  2. Ooh, Kitty, lucky you! I'm sure you'll find lots of wonderful uses for these pieces, but if you decide to part with some via Etsy...then, "lucky us."

  3. such a wonderful treasure.

  4. Wow, that is a great find!!