Monday, December 19, 2011

On the ninth day of Christmas... true love gave to me
nine vintage trims...

They come in different width, material, construction and hand created versus commercially produced.  Yet they all are vintage, beautiful and once served a purpose. No secret they were once treasured, or they would not have survived to be admired years later.

If you enjoy lace, I'll share with you a little book of wonder that I acquired this past summer.  It is 2" x 3" x 1".  Here it is:
It is something that would easy to glance over.  That is until you open it up and begin turning the pages:

For those with a passion for crochet or tatting, you will identify it immediately as a sample book.  This tiny little treasure has over 39 different worked designs pinned or thread tacked to the muslin pages. What a wonderful reference.  Family patterns, a design a good friend shared, or maybe a design found from a magazine article?  The history is lost, but the beauty remains.

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