Vintage lace: doilies, curtains and porcelain

Ok, time for some pretties. Here’s a selection from my vintage lace collection. This jug cover is from the 1920s or 1930s; the beads are a lovely heavy ceramic.

In the 1950s, coloured doilies were all the rage. Here’s a couple:

I inherited these Dresden figures from my grandfather last year. When I was a child I adored them for their ethereal porcelain lace. It feels very special to have mementos from my childhood around me now.

I love these curtains. The top one is crochet and the bottom one I think is called openwork lace. The second one was originally a sofa back cover, but I love it in the bathroom window. It’s made from heavy Irish linen.

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