"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My love for lace

"I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of Nature; lace always evokes for me those incomparable designs which the branches and leaves of trees embroider across the sky, and I do not think that any invention of the human spirit could have a more graceful or precise origin."
Coco Chanel, April 29, 1939 

It is precisely because of the fantasy that lace evokes that it is my most favorite fabric of all.  Cotton is soft, light, familiar as a second skin. Velvet is sensual, regal, mysterious, but lace is the fabric of dreams and romance...

A hat is a crowning glory

Cuffs are grand and elegant

A bride becomes a dream

Not only does lace transform a dress, a curtain, or a veil, but it also transforms the fields on warm Summer days...



I never cease to marvel at this Queen's beauty
the one and only: Queen Anne Lace!


Note: Photos by Gypsy Moon, Weheartit.com and Flicker

11 comments:

  1. how beautiful Alice, very romantic. Ciao

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  2. Enchanting and beautiful! I love lace cuffs too..mesmerizing! lace is magical..what a beautiful tribute in nature and in decor and fashion!
    Kiki~

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  3. A blog that he likes lo visit..
    You have an exquisit taste. The lace is beatiful and poetical photos.
    ( Pardon for my English )
    Un saludo desde España

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  4. I'm not a huge fan of lace, however, I can certainly appreciated its beauty.

    Beautiful post, Alina. As always :)

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  5. Very beautiful Alina, I love lace too, especially antique lace.
    I like the detailed work in the lace cuffs...Just stunning!
    Jo.x:)

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  6. And falling snow on your page creates lace behind the writing too. Lovely pictures. Lovely piece.

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  7. I see a lot of romantic spirits here! Thank you ALL for your visit and your thoughts :0)

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  8. A beautiful window made more so with pretty lace curtains.
    The snowflakes are like petals falling. So lovely.

    Jeanne x

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