Friday, 11 December 2009

Arsenic and Old Lace

Well not so much the arsenic! At work this morning a couple came to the shop to buy some picture hooks, and asked my boss if he knew anybody who would like this...... My boss asked me if I would like it, and I unwrapped the package on the counter.

Not sure what I would find inside,
but it was old lace
Old patterns
Hair Pin crochet hooks
(to think my dad made me one of these
because I wasn't able to find one to purchase in the 70's)

Half petticoat
Can anyone help me with the date?
I say about the thirties
Lace Shawl
Machine made lace
Bobbin Lace
Net Lace
Filet Lace Tea Cosy cover
Guipure Lace
Hair Pin Lace
Hair Pin Lace
Knitted Lace
Hair Pin Lace with the cloth centre
Hair Pin Lace with cloth centre
Irish Lace


  1. ..nobody would have been more appropiate than you to receive such a precious gift!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. You lucky lady!!! I would think 30's or 40's maybe. Suzie. xxx

  3. What a lovely surprise! I bet you were thrilled - I would be! x

  4. Lovely old lace. What a find.

  5. Oh my goodness..what a lovely selection!
    Have a great weekend!


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