Sunday, 21 October 2012

Things that make me happy this week . . . .

This weekend I found myself looking at some beautiful family artefacts which I've recently had the great fortune to come into contact with, and indeed now to take ownership of.  

My favourites were some beautiful christening robes and dresses - this kind of thing makes me positively drool at the mouth - old fabrics, amazing craftsmanship, history, culture - it's  all here . . .  

detail from two christening dresses - how old, I really don't know - lovely to me though :)

Also a beautiful christening coat/cape with embroidered details . . .

a little close up . . . 

This kind of thing makes me positively sigh with joy!

There was also a lovely selection of crochet doillies, collars, etc. . . . 

. . . . when I saw these I thought all my birthdays had come at once LOL!  Some are too precious too re-use but there are others I may consider using in some crafty projects. (I think the one on in the foreground is a baby's bib with beautiful crochet lace edging - possibly a baby gift from long ago, it's never been used and is pristine!)

Talking of birthdays, it was teenage son's 17th birthday this week - I was so tempted to post a pic but I really must respect his wishes as I know he wouldn't want me to - just to say to him though, 'You're a Star!!!!' :)

Why is that as soon as I say I'm NOT going to blog every day, I find lots of things to blog/bore you with!  Never mind - going with the flow here :)

Happy Sunday!
Alison x

5 comments:

Alessandra said...

happy birthday to your big son!!!
How many treasures in your hands!!!
xxx Alessandra

Claire said...

Wow, nice haul of crocheted and embroidered treasure there Alison.....
So many wonderful things.........

To blog or not to blog or just go with the flow. I think the later is the answer.

CLaire x

Maria Glazacheva said...

Joyeux Anniversaire a votre grand fils !! :O)
Et jolie tissures!!! :O) J`adore!! XD
Bonne journée!!
xxx Maria xxx

Mezz said...

such beautiful precious pieces. its so special to have these, you lucky lady! mezz

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What do you use the crochet doiliers for? I normally opt for paper doilies for cakes.