It is that lace thing again, every now and then I must show it. The funny thing about this lace attraction of mine is- I do not use it. I do not sew it on my sheets, or pillow cases. I don't create with lace or attach it to my clothing. Nor do I doll-up a doll with lace. Nope, none of it. So why am I attracted to it?
It never fails, I spot it at each and every flea market. I tell myself, "Walk on by...keep going...don't stop..." But it is pointless, the directives I give to myself are not followed. How many times do I find myself stooped over a box, digging through lace, ribbons and linens? It is an obsession.
Obsession yes... but not to this point. This Chick-a-Dee likes her lace.
I was happy with my lace obsession when I found this full lace, 1880 baptismal gown and cape for my baby nephew's baptism. Happy because he looks like a doll baby in it, and because I had seen enough lace to pick out the old stuff verses the newer stuff.
Lace has such a feminine, bohemian, sweet summer feel to it. Lace invites the desire to touch, to feel... I guess that is why it adorns undergarments... it is sensual. Sweet sexy? How silly of me not to have some antique lacy undergarments to show you.... or do I?
Antique lacy nightgowns, but not very sexy. I gotta do better than this.... let me look in my files.
I knew I could find a photo of lacy undergarments. Sorry, they are not antique. Can you image paying 37 euro for a string? French Husband I bet would rather I spent 37 euro on a string instead of old lace that sits in a box under my bed!
Boy, how did I go from talking about my obsession with lace, to talking about what French Husband thinks? My mind is like that... it wanders. Okay, I gotta get back on track.... French antique lace and why I collect it and don't use it.
Maybe tonight.... I'll fore-go my oversized, flannel nightgown that looks like a parachute and dream up something with lace....
I gotta stop now... maybe my obsession with lace is a hidden desire (!!) I always knew my blog was my therapist... but hey Corey there are others sitting around this couch listening!
Therapy in Lace.