I’ve spent this morning digging through bags and bags of beautiful household linens and found large numbers of hand embroidered and handcrocheted lace edged tableclothes, napkins both matching and contrasting, doilies and tabletoppers, sheets, pillowcases and guest towels. In addition I’ve found hand crocheted lace pieces suitable for lingerie, shelf edging and embellishing plain pillow cases. I also pulled out my large collection of Maltese lace. The lace made in Malta for the tourist trade in the late 1800’s and early part of the 20th century is recognised as the most desirable of the bobbin lace, and although the making of this lace has resumed in Malta using fine cotton thread, the extremely fine linen and silk thread needed is no longer available and so the quality is no longer the same.
In addition to lots of vintage and antique textiles, I have extensive collections of pottery, porcelain and faience, children’s wear, quilting fabrics, patterns and needlework kits of all kinds and I am always happy to mail out to you most items I have in stock, other than very large or very heavy things. Check out http://vintageandhandcraftedinnovascotia.wordpress.com and return often as stock is continually being added to as some sells out.
Back to vintage quilt kits in the next post – I have lots of new ones to list! And don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter featuring newly acquired vintage kits and special offers for list members only. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to sign up.
Have a great weekend! Janet