Hello dear friends,
Welcome back! Alas, a month has slipped by unblogged! But I have some exciting posts coming up soon here.
Today I'm showing you my vintage lace sampler. I picked it up at a vintage market in Sydney a few years ago. It has come from a millinery shop in Tasmania - that's all the vendor knew about it. I keep it in a gap between some sewing machine drawers which I've painted in a shabby chic style. It's held in place by a worn old book without its cover.
I rarely get the opportunity to go to Rozelle Collectors' Market, but I've enjoyed it each time, and found some great vintage treasures. The trees are huge and very old, and their shade is very welcome in Summer.
The market is held in the grounds of Rozelle Public School, built in 1877 - a magnificent-looking building.
You can find vintage clothes, doilies, lace, china, bric-a-brac, antiques, old postcards, ephemera and interesting food. I love this old chest of drawers below. Quite expensive, though!
One of the pages had separated, and it had no cover. Here are some of the pages...
I think it's all machine-made lace, but I'd be interested if anyone can tell me more about it. I looked up Tasmanian lace and found nothing relevant.
It's so tempting to actually use the pieces of lace in artworks, but it seems a pity to ruin such an interesting collectible item. What do you think I should do?
I've started to make a cover for it. Here's the idea, still in progress. I'll show you the completed cover next post. It may look quite different by then!
I'm joining Wen at AppleApricot for Simply Neutral Tuesday # 45