2013 Project 365

Project 365/235 – Silver and Lace

Yesterday’s post of the Leather Repair shop made me think of Leather and Lace. Tucked around the manor are some lovely treasures that are worthy of showing.

Delicate etchings placed in sterling created by unknown artists. The craftsmanship and art work created in these pieces are only appreciated when looked upon closely.

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Then the lace. The lovely and antique lace. Lace from over 100 years ago, delicately sewn and weaved by ladies long forgotten. ย This lace was lovingly collected by my aunt who lived until she was 104. When I obtained a number of her antique pieces of lace, she had carefully stored them in boxes with string tied around.

Each string had a story, each box had a story. Each piece of lace had a story. Memories held within the laced webbing of the linen.

Family heirlooms should always be treasured. In this day of materialism and need to acquire the newest “thing.” Whether it be technology or a new shirt. Those types of things are meaningless.

It’s these beautiful works of art that have been created to be treasured and to enhance a home. A home to be warmed with family and friends.


Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.

Charles M. Schulz


23 replies »

  1. Exquisite pieces – I watched a woman tatting once – it’s mind boggling to think of the time invested in producing some of the old and beautiful pieces by skilled artisans.

    • Wow, that’s one word that I haven’t heard in decades. Tatting. What a great word ! These pieces are so very delicate and intricate. Let’s hope the art doesn’t get lost. Thank you so much Lynne.

      • Actually the woman I watched was learning how to ‘tat’ – if it’s called ‘tatting’ does one ‘tat’? – the lessons were being given in the village of Dinan in France where we stayed for a couple of weeks so, hopefully, it won’t die out completely.

  2. What beautiful treasures you have! we live like tramps! I needed to down size EVERYTHING not just for the baby but for my sanity! One can’t work and keep a house clean! IT’s to much!

    • But it’s nice to have things you don’t have to take care of. Silver has to be polished monthly. If I ever have a new house, not a single piece of silver will be there. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I agree, you have your hands full. Just take care of yourself first. ๐Ÿ™‚

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