Monday, 16 April 2012

AMAZING LACE ..........


 'The invention of a Goddess and the occupation of a Queen'


 'Lace is as much about the space between the threads themselves'

Lori Howe

'A grandmother's love is like beautiful lace .... a precious gift of time and love'


 'I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature, lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin'

CoCo Chanel - April 29th, 1939

 'Whatever improves the lace and makes it more beautiful is right'

Sister Judith

 'It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive, it is mostly holes'

Mary Wilson Little

.......... to which an English costumier responded ..........
'Yes, but have you any idea how hard it is to get those holes to stick together ?'

.......... and,  finally,

Lace makers do it on pillows and usually in pairs !!!!

HA HA !!!!

Have a great week everyone.

images 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 13: via night tattoo, image 2: via ticking and toile, image 4: via love french bulldogs, image 6: via lost in the moment, images 8 & 11: via umla, images 10 & 14: via zsa zsa bellagio, image 12: via inspiration Lane



  1. Ha Ha! You are too funny Jackie!
    Love your collection of lacy images.
    Lace is just so feminine and beautiful!
    Beautiful post! :)

  2. Beautiful photo' the one of the seamstress.....I need to frame that for my sewing room. Thanks for stopping by and sending me your wishes. Hugs Mary

  3. Hello Jackie:
    Such a lovely post containing so many very beautiful images each one, most obviously, carefully chosen together with an appropriate text drawn from many different sources.

    Were you ever on Burano, outside of Venice, to see the lace makers at work there? It is more than forty years since we visited the island but it left a lasting impression.

  4. Hi Jackie
    What a lovely post and on one of my favourite things!! Especially like the pillows in the bottom picture, love to have a cupboard full just like the photo! have a lovely week.

  5. Hahahaha!! such a nice funny post......happy new week

  6. Love the response to Mary Wilson Litle.

    Lace is so beautiful. Unfortunately it doesn't suit me to wear, but I can sew with it and collect it from car boot fairs.

    Have a lovely lacey week. xx

  7. Superb, Jackie!!!!

    Just love your sense of humour!!! You made my Monday!!! Will keep the lace maker's 'habit' in mind...:) :) :)

    Best wishes for a 'sunny-laced' week and greetings from the Périgord,

  8. I love that response to Mary Wilson Little too. Lace is so beautiful. I'm so lucky to have some of my grandmother's old collection.
    Happy days!
    Amanda xx

  9. I adore lace and your photos are beautiful!

  10. I adore lace!!! What a lovely post!

  11. I absolutely love lace and your post about it is so beautiful! It's just perfect!!! I would love that corset but where could I ever wear it? Have a wonderful week:)

  12. Beautiful images, exquisitely elegant and romantic..simply gorgeous.
    Have a great week ;-)

  13. I love to wear lace however I do not look like the models. I wonder how that first woman got into the upstairs of our old house? We have cobwebs that large and I never go up there. Lovely and charming post, Olive

  14. Hi Jackie,

    You have me LOL again! Your last remark and the one by Mary Little just did it!

    I love lace too. I am happy to see it is 'in fashion' again this year! I spotted a great dress (1920s feel) in Zara!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

  15. Have I really missed your last three fabulous posts Jackie...I couldn't believe it. I loved this lacy, lovely post! You got my attention with this one. I love anything frilly, lacy, foofy and fine.
    Your garden post was the truest words I have read in a long, long time. Life is so much like a garden. Sometimes I let the weeds in my life get too far ahead of me before I root them out, but finally I am able to rid myself of the clutter and enjoy who I am supposed to be. Thank you for reminding me with that beautiful post.
    hugs from here...

  16. Love all the lace, so romantic!! Have a fabulous week, Jackie! xxoo

  17. Ah, it makes me want to revive the lacemaking I learned in school. Lovely, lovely images, and the compilation is utterly you, Jacqueline.

  18. You are too funny!! :) As always, beautiful photos. I forget how lovely (and sexy) lace can truly be!! ;)

    Hugs xo

  19. Jackie,
    You certainly have a talent for finding all kinds of lovelies. The beautiful!

  20. Hello Jackie

    I loved your joke and did not see is coming, although transparent!!!

    The images of the wedding gown and window curtains gave me goose bumps.

    An exquisite post and timely "Holy Week"

    Helen xx

  21. I better find a way to lace it up somehow..............wear it or use it. Think I may be lace-deprived over here!
    Such a pretty post Jackie. Much love XO

  22. Hi Jackie,
    didn't visit over the past couple of weeks and missed such wonderful posts!!!
    I didn't miss this one though and lace is so elegant and romantic: I adore it. Beautiful beautiful pics and great quotes. Truly a feast-for-the-eyes post!
    I have very much enjoyed my visit today.

  23. Dear Jackie,
    I´m looking forward to your photos from amsterdam!
    We are in May there!
    Wish you wonderful days in the netherlands!

  24. Oooohhh Jackie, it's always so beautiful come here and share with you your wonderful universe!!!!!!
    Have a nice day.

  25. Tee Hee! You are a laugh Jackie ;) All the photo's are very lovely, lace really does speak to us somehow, so so beautiful.

    Big hugs to you dear Jackie x

  26. Just found your blog - LOVE IT !!!
    Nice to see some fabulous pictures and posts.
    Have a great weekend
    Joasia x

  27. There is something about lace that just screams romance and love ~ perfect pictures Jackie ~ you are a pro at finding them! Hugs & Love from across the pond. xo

  28. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It is always wonderful to hear from you. Each time I visit your blog I am amazed at your beautiful photos. They seem to transport you to another world. I do hope all is well with you. Happy weekend!

    xxx, Michelle

  29. Just lovely, Jackie.
    Hope you have a great weekend! xo

  30. Hi Jackie! my children are good, thank you! I can see they are already cooperating to make me go mad....but this is what children do, isn't it? Lovely lace! and stunning photos!
    Have a nice week end!!!

  31. Lace has never looked so regal and refined! Love how it instantly transforms a look...I'm off daydreaming just looking at this post...gorgeous inspiration!

    I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS in honor of my blog’s 2yr anniversary…would love for you to stop by and check it out!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  32. Oh dear & to think I chucked a heap of old lace curtains into the dump bin when we moved in here.....ooops.
    Millie xx

  33. Great to hear you loved Amsterdam ;) I guess I was in Milan when you were here ;) wondering though if you were in the shop where I got the star from??? Mark told me he had the most sophisticated couple ever seen in his shop through my blog.... wondering hehe.....

  34. There is nothing better on our planet as the tree's the grass, the ocean and the mountains along with a nice place to walk.. Life is good!

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  35. Hey! Thanks for adding the photo of my 'pillow stash' ... great images and wonderfully humourous bits and pieces throughout the blog!