A plastic bag filled with lovely crochet and tatting patterns from the late 1940's - the early 1950's were sitting on a shelf at the GW Boutique (Goodwill) waiting for me. I have no earthly idea how to crochet or how to tat but I love to look at older books and magazines. It fascinates me how different today's instruction booklet are. Do people still crochet or tat edging on lingerie?
I use doilies under my laps on my end tables, and I
collect and always carry a handkerchief in my purse.
Oh, the caroline lady...
The small instruction book on tatting makes me
want to give it a try. I love how in, 1947, they
used a black and white photo but colored her
nails, the shuttle, and the title red.
It says: Nothing is daintier and more feminine
than fine handmade lace edging your lingerie.
At an estate sale I found a bag filled with eight handkerchiefs, I could see what two look like but the rest were a mystery, so of course I had to buy the bag so I could see what the other six look like. These two were my favorites the others will be great for my purse when I need to wipe a grand child's nose.
I don't love the color choice but the
pattern was sweet and looked familiar....
very similar edging to my handkerchief.
The edging on this one is just beautiful. Someone
was talented and took pride in their work.
Looking forward to see what everyone else found this week.
I am linking up with, Her Library Adventures on Sunday, for:
and Hey What's For Dinner Mom? for:
and Me and My Shadow for:
and Cap Creations for :
and with Apron Thrift Girl for: