Sunday, August 4, 2013

I'm a lace kind of girl

Yes, I like lace!

oozy-goozy, frothy-frilly, drippy-dangly lace!

anything adorned with lace gets my attention

whether it's a doily, hankie, tablecloth, bedspread, curtain...
I think I've made my point


piles of doilies from some shopping trips this summer

and paired with flowers fresh or dried makes it even better

I'm always adding to my collection and constantly on the look out for
beautiful pieces.
Summer fleas are  perfect places to find them and I've been taking in a few.

beautiful ballerina ornament made by Martha

a little tatted collar I bought from an Etsy site that I plan on wearing 
over a simple white t-shirt.

a Jeanne d' Arc scarf

tablecloth turned bedspread

a pile of lace tablecloths and place mats I bought from my
favorite local shop Rebecca's

 I'm a frilly girl through and through and I love my lace!!!


Art and Sand said...

I am not a lacy girl, but I L O V E all of your beautiful lacy linens. Every photo was prettier than the previous.

Pondside said...

Oh, yes, I understand - completely. I have a couple of Rubbermaid boxes in the attic FULL of lace, and when I was in Belgium in September I brought home spools of lace from the Liege flea market. For a while I made Christmas ornaments and lovely little cushion covers for my mother and sisters, but I haven't done anything with lace for a while. Perhaps it's time to just go up and open the boxes and appreciate the lace!

Junebug said...

And I love this post! I love each and everyone of my dollies my great grandmother made. You sure have the touch with displaying them! Hope your summer is going great! Mine is extremely busy! Take care girly girl friend! June

My name is Riet said...

Gorgeous lace dear June, and yes it fits you. I love your photo's of the lace you have to show.
Have a wonderful week
hugs from Riet

Kamilla said...

You have a beautiful collection ...I am in love with lace, too:) Greetings:)

Junkchiccottage said...

I love the lace too So beautiful. Your pictures just gorgeous.

Low Tide High Style said...

June, somehow you manage to make lace even more beautiful than it already is!

Enjoy your week, the weather here is beautiful!

xo Kat

chateau chic said...

You have a gorgeous collection of laces, June!! Love how you have them displayed.
Mary Alice

Madelief said...

Hi June,

What a beautiful collection of lace you have. Love your new finds on Etsy! It all looks very romantic!

The colour of your phlox is very pretty as well.

Happy week,

Madelief x

Blondie's Journal said...

If lace could be more beautiful, the way you display it makes it so! And I love the ballerina ornament, too. I personally love lace edged pillow cases. Just that little peek! :)

Have a great week!


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are delightful photos! Love that lacy bedspread. Nothing funner that kicking around a flea market!

Bente said...

Oh, what beautiful photos, June. I pinned one for my new pinterest.

Wish you a fantastic new week, dear friend.

Hugs from here

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful June!... I love lace too, especially vintage lace doilies... like you, I have piles of them all over our home... they add to much to anything you place on top of them or next to them... your photos are fabulous, and I just strolled through Grace Gardens yesterday as well... so pretty!... my Roses had all pooped out, and I noticed this morning, they are making another attempt at blooming some more!... so happy, as this heat has been awful on them... wishing you a beautiful Sunday sweet friend, xoxo Julie Marie PS Love your description of your lace too... "oozy~goozy, frothy~frilly, drippy~dangly!...

Unknown said...

And you use lace to perfection in your gorgeous home. Of course, the fresh flowers from your garden only accentuate the beauty! Have a wonderful week!

flowersandhome said...

This is all so very beautiful June!

Vintage Home said...

couldn't agree more! you know I love lace too...have a stack of table cloths on a cane seated chair I will have to share the pic! Have a wonderful august!

Vintage Home said...

p.s. was just over @ Grace Garden.....beautiful!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
I share your passion for lace and vintage linens. I always gravitate to them and cannot resist. Love all yours displayed so lovely.


Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

So, So, SWEET June!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June,
I ADORE lace ..... I have collected it for years and, some of the early lace that I bought has disintegrated so I'm always on the lookout for more !! I have Victorian lace cushions, doilies, runners, tablecloths, collars, tablecloths .... you name it, I've bought it !!!! Do you think that we had a previous life in Victorian times ?!!!!
Beautiful photographs of beautiful lace. XXXX

Unknown said...

I'm a frilly girl too and just love all your lace items...I love collecting it myself and it is one of the most romantic things to have in your home. Pretty post.

Hugs, Lynnie

Unknown said...

No one can present beautiful like you, June. The laces are gorgeous. I, too, love them but am sending about 300 pieces, maybe more, to auction next month. What a fabulous idea for the tablecloth ... now I'll be hunting one down. There is such beauty & elegance within your home decor ... such reflections of you. Sure wish you'd come back to FB, miss ya!

TY, we adore that loving little dumpling of ours. She is a delight that makes our hearts sing.

Hope Landon is doing well.
Best of love & hugs to you my special friend ~

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my dear June - coming here is like a bee to a honey pot! Oodles of gorgeous lace, doilies and lace cloths and displayed with your divine roses - well it doesn't get much better than this to my eye!
Your images just take my breath away!

I have missed a couple of posts and just had to tell you how much I adore those DA roses especially Colette! What a dream! I love Heritage too (this one I have!).
You must be thrilled with the results of these newer ones. I do hope you love them as much as I!
Your garden is looking just stupendous with rows and rows of Bonica etc.
I would so love to walk through this beautiful garden with you! - Well I can in my dreams!!!
Sending big warm hugs dear June,

Susan said...

I love your lace and how you display it. Beautiful lace is hard to find in my neck of the woods.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Nothing wrong with being frilly, June! I just adore your lace treasures and how you've displayed them. The lace tablecloth over the bed is enchanting. And those lace pieces hung on the hooks with the ballerina ornament - simply YUMMY!'ve brightened my Sunday evening.
xo, Susan

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your photos of lace are so beautifully romantic.On most of my windows are lace curtains and a favourite time of day is when the sunlight passes through them to create patterns on the furniture and walls.


Burlap Luxe said...

Hi June,
It's been far to long in-between visits, and I am going to make up for that and visit more often.
I am loving your frill and laces that add the grace to your romantic feel.
Love your whites and the softness of all things romantic over here.
Thank you for your visit.
Keep inspiring us with your beauty.



Katherine said...

Your love of lace extends into your garden - many of the flowers you prefer have the same scalloped soft look of lace.
I was just recently thinking of adding lace to a couple of tops. It was a look that I used to love make and see that it's back in trend again.

Lady of the Woods said...

oooooooh I love lace too! far more than I ever thought! Today I washed an antique piece and made a hole in it, could kick myself for that, but I sewed some on the hem of my fresh made linen drawstring pants (post coming) and wondered why every single pair of pants in the world are not edged with lace!?? Who doesn't like it? what an exquisite touch it makes, oh love swoon LOL. I have curtains in doorways, and linen tablecloth edged with crochet lace as my bedspread, another lace as shower curtain, they are everywhere in my home too and I cannot find them, I use alot in sewing, but these parts don't have much at all, must find some. Love your posts, and your Grace Gardens....thanks for that post too. blessings, lady

Leslie said...

Every time I see lace, roses or pink peonies, I think of you, June ~ xo

joanne said...

we must be sisters at heart, I love lace, I love linen, I love caring for them washing them and lovingly pressing them...everything about it! Great finds June.

Diane said...

Kindred souls. I love it, too. Yours looks SO yummy. Diane

Mimi Sue said...

I love lace too! In fact I bought a few pieces at a yard sale on Saturday. You have a beautiful collection. Mimi

Vicky said...

what beautiful photos, i love your collection of laces!!

sophie said...

Les armoires de nos grands mères regorgeaient de trésors !
chaque dentelle est un exploit de délicatesse et de finesse !
moi aussi j'aime la dentelle !
merci de ces belles photos

debi said...

I love lace too! And I love your beautiful photos of it. So many beautiful finds.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful linens to grace your lovely home.

Victoria said...

Your lace is absolutely beautiful June and the way you display gorgeous! I love the little string of dried flowers!

Bernideen said...

I have the same disease! I also love old embroidery topper linens. Those women had a lot of "time" and patience.

summersundays-jw said...

Is there anything better in a photo then flowers & lace....well maybe g'kids!!!! Beautiful photos, as usual. Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving a comment.....greatly appreciated. Enjoy your peaches...ours are yummy this year:) Jan

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Same here June I can not get enough of it. I'll grab as much as I see when I go anywhere.... it's in every room in my home and on me.

Sending much Love & Hugs~

Anne said...

Me too June! Love lace hence my blog name whitelacecottage :-).I have piles and piles of lace too!It's always fun finding new pieces.I am changing things around my home again and adding bits of lace in unexpected places :-) Thank you for always inspiring me!I love the article and photos you did your Melinda's magazine.....absolutely beautiful <3

Olive said...

You got me where I sing June.I adore soaking and ironing old linens trimmed in tatting and lace. It is a love of mine and not a labor at all. I am soaking a chenille bedspread now and cannot wait to see it come out white from the OxyClean. Only you can take such photos as these. Pure lace loveliness. xo, Olive

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your flowers are beautiful as always and your lace is gorgeous. I don't think there is anything better than a hot summer day shopping for doilies, linens and lace. Have a great week.


Unknown said...

Beautiful photo's-love lace too!!!!

Dorthe said...

Dear June,
dreams for our eyes, are those old and so beautiful laces, you found !!
To imagine how they could even see in the dark evenings , to create these beauties, and how they must have been working for hours and hours to finish the amazing patterns and lovely pieces!!
You display them so beautifully, among your divine roses, -and the so lovely ballerina heart!!
I hope your summer has been lovely, and wishes you a wonderful after-summer!!

victorian parlor II said...

Me too!!! I love lace and enjoy using it for clothing and décor:).



Cindy said...

Ohhh yeah, your lace is yummy. I love lace too. And i love seeing lace curtains in windows, there is something that's just so great about lace curtains. That bench is pretty darn awesome too!


farmhouse-story said...

i esp. love your gorgeous lace bed, june! your photos are stunning--always:)

Laura said...

me too June, and you have some amazing pieces! especially the jean d`arc throw, i am in love!!! Your ballerina ornament is just lovely too. You have a very beautiful collection! I love the handmade pieces , each one individual and a little bit of history, knowing that no where else in the world will you find another the same!
Love your dreamy photos! so peaceful June! Its always a delight to visit your blog! Hugs to you!
laura : )


Thank you so much for your so inspirational post and pictures... I'm addicted to lace too (like real girls no ?) and put it everywhere in my home.

xoxo from PARIS



Hi June just wanted to say hello, everything looks so pretty over here!!
Hugs Kelly

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!!! Oh my dear lace loving June, I adore each and every picture, showing those delicate pieces of lacey gorgeousness. Eye-candies for sure. I love how you dressed your bed. All the layers of lace make it look extra dreamy.
Big hugs,

Robin Johnson said...

Truth be told, I've never been much of a lace girl until about a year ago. It all started with a simple set of napkins edged with lace. For some reason, I was smitten and ever since I've been looking for more napkins and table runners. I still lean toward the more simple of designs but I have a feeling that may change also in the future.

I loved this post so much. You have given me so many good idea's one how to use items that I have found. Oh and the tablecloth turned bedspread is AMAZING!

Carolyn said...

I love to find nice pieces of lace too-love your collection!
Your phlox is beautiful too.
Enjoy these summer days!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I just knew you'd love lace June!

Hugs to you darling,

Debbie said...

This post really makes me smile, Jane!
I, too, LOVE lace! I don't care what it's attached to...tattered or torn, it comes home with me to be used in my cottage.
Your pieces are so lovely.
You can never have too many "piles" of

Beehive Needleworks said...

Yum, yum, YUMMMMM! Lace stirs such lovely memories...baskets of crochet cottons, the flash of silver hooks glistening in the sunlight, with yards of twirls and whirls descending onto the floor from said hooks...ready and waiting to be placed ever so gently along the edges of snow white linens.
You have captured the past quite splendidly in your present time June. Bliss indeed!

Sylvia said...

Dear June,

your passion for lace is wonderful and so romantic! So wonderful things you own and uses them in very inspiring scene!

I send you greetings and hugs - Sylvia said...

Hello, my sweet friend. Yes, the lace is amazing and the flowers with them are magic.

big hugs

I don't know how to down load pictures on this new lap top.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

A perfect addiction...
One can certainly understand how lace through the centuries was coveted by both women and men.
With all the jewelry and medals that were among Queen Victoria's possessions it was her exquisite Honiton lace bridal veil she wore draped across her face into the afterlife.
Both her delight of its beauty and the devotion to the man she married in it allowed it to accompany her for all eternity...
Susan x

Anonymous said...

It shows more and more that you're just a very dreamy woman with a fragile heart. Just like lace is... And the pictures are again so lovely, with the beautiful decorations. I dream away....Thank you for your lovely comments at my blog!
Lovely greetings, Peetje

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh your beautiful lace reminds me of how much I love lace myself.
I especially love your lace tablecloth/bedspread. Awesome way to use your pieces and I am glad I am not the only one that does this. haha
Thanks honey for coming by and leaving me such a sweet comment. My son and I appreciate all the get well wishes.
Love ya

Georgianna said...

So pretty and fun, dear June! Everything looks so refreshing and bright. I love lace, too, and would love to go shopping with you one day. I know you have some fabulous treasure sources. :) Hope you are having a wonderful week. xo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, I haven't visited for awhile and today I got what I have been craving. Your beautiful white world with a touch of lace and some bright flowers. So gorgeous and I can now breath deeply and relax and dream..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Nely said...

Hi dear June,
What a beautiful romantic post,I love lace,really treasur,..You give me always so much inspiration,
Thank you for that!
Many hugs

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Me again, June. Just stopped by Grace Gardens. You have, without a doubt the prettiest cottage garden I have ever seen.Love the kitty and horses participation too..Happy Thursday..Judy

Val said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, June! How fun that we are both having a lace meltdown together!
I love lace, too and am bummed that it is getting harder to find. Love the way you've used it on the bed, gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

All your shots are so pretty and fresh. I can see why you like lace.

Traci said...

I do so adore me some pretty lace too! You have some gorgeous pieces! Traci

Alina said...

There is something magical about lace,it can be paired with anything and it looks wonderful,even more - it adds beauty and grace to the most common things...I love it too !
Photographs are gorgeous as usual :o)
Most hugs Dear June!

Susan Shull said...

So frilly and pretty!

Shabby Passion said...

June... I didn't get it.. what's your LOVE?
Ahahaha! Lace of course!, I love lace too, my mom is the expert though! I can hardly recognize a lace from linen *.*!!!
Anyway I love your pics, thanks so much for sharing!
ciao cara June
love Lisa

Unknown said...

All of your lace looks beautiful with your dried and fresh flowers. Lovely!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

j'aime tout
c'est clair , lumineux et pleins
de vraies merveilles ::::::
à bientôt
edith (iris) France

Anonymous said...

Oh it`s so beautiful in your house,love it. :))
Have a nice day.
Hugs from Mette.

Miranta said...

Beautiful lace collection and your pictures so adorable!

Bernideen said...

I to love it all - crochet and lace!!! I also love the old embroidery in certain colors or motifs!

jill said...

June your photos are beautiful as always, I love lace I would have it all over the house if I had my way its a girl thing I think. Love Jill xx

Deborah said...

Love your lace!
So beautiful!
Oh how pretty it is here and how warm is your dear friendship xo
Love that board and hook combination!
Hugs for you June xo

All my heart,
Deborah xoxooxox

Victorian1885 said...

You know I am a vintage lace loving Girl as well! Your shots are so dreamy & romantic.... Have a great week June!


Tricia said...

Beautiful photos, June! You have such a wonderful eye for putting together pretty things. xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I just found your lovely blog-every photograph is a treat and inspiration to all of the senses-
Happy following along-

Fete et Fleur said...

I feel as if I have been on a Garden of Eden vacation. How do you do it? It's absolutely breathtaking dear June! I hope the rest of your summer is filled with blooms.


Astreor said...

Je te souhaite une belle année 2014 June. Nous avons eu la même idée pour notre article de début d'année car j'ai moi aussi choisi la dentelle comme sujet. Bises. Astréor

Kitty said...

I’m so glad to hear that someone shares my interest in lace! Your bouquets would go perfect in my bedroom! I like your style, you have a nice collection.