Finding rusty old junk is fun! Nevertheless, I have found that no matter how much "stuff" I find and collect, only God can fully satisfy my heart. Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ironstone And Old Lace

Here is just a quick post showing how a stained linen should not be passed over at a yard sale or flea market.


Here is an antique linen table runner trimmed in lace. I actually bought it for a quarter back in the fall for use in my Halloween decorating. I wanted something that was stained and ripped to add a creepy touch to my dining table. After Halloween I packed it away. As I was sorting through junk in the basement the other day I noticed the beauty of the lace embroidery, so I brought it right up to my kitchen and used it with my ironstone. Folding it over and putting something on top hides the really noticeable places and adds a delicate touch to the shelf and I love pairing lace with ironstone.

Have a great weekend. I'm off to look for more lace!



7 comments:

  1. I love it, along with all of your pretty ironstone!
    Linsey

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  2. So pretty! I have been looking for some antique cloth with lace...haven't been able to find any yet!
    Shannon

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  3. It looks prefect with the ironstone. That's my favorite thing about ironstone - it't not perfect, so it fits in with my other non-perfect things. Love that box you have on top of it also!

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  4. Hi Amber, Nice to meet you! thanks for becoming my latest follower. I am following you too! such a pretty vignette. If you ever need to clean up those stained linens, OXY clean is great! Love your booth space. Lots of luck with it. Wish I could come and shop.

    Debbie

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  5. Hi Again Amber,

    I have a question I would like to ask you about a picture I would like to sell on e-bay. I see you have some old pics in your booth, and perhaps you can help me. Thanks so much. Please e-mail me via my blog. Looking forward to hearing from you, and seeing new goodies in your etsy. I might decide to sell on there too.

    Debbie

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  6. Hand made lace and wonderful old linens are so much fun to collect and display. They sure don't make things like they used to. Your display is lovely.

    Danielle

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