Friday, September 17, 2010

Lace (Overload) Giveaway!

Sometimes you just reach a point when enough is enough.  I've reached it!  I've been gathering old linens and lace and doilies for a long, long time.  As I cleaned and organized my "treasures" I could see that I had a lot of it!  So, I decided it was time to share.....you know how much I like to share!  Here we have 20 or so pieces of lace or doilies and three pair of gloves....and I'd love to share them with someone in a giveaway! 

But if you want to enter ~ you have to share too!  Share ~ in your comment ~ what you'd do with the "treasures" if you won them!  That will get you one chance!!

If you share about my giveaway on your blog ~ that will get you chance # 2 to win!!

Two chances to win!!







The winner will be announced on September 22 ~ the first day of Autumn !


I can't wait to hear your ideas for using all this lacey goodness.  Good thing I kept a lot of my treasures for myself ~ I'm sure I'll be inspired by your comments to do some creating of my own!

55 comments:

Sandi said...

Hi, I want to make a bowl with the help of a little starch. Maybe hang a few over my kitchen sink at the window. Make a couple of throw pillows for the bed in my soon to be Shabby Chic guestroom. Hmmmmm, ideas just keep popping out.

Thanks for the chance to share in the joy of owning beautiful pieces of times past.

Lululiz said...

Yikes, you are giving away all those beautiful doilies and gloves? Doilies on deep coloured velvet or creamy natural linen make gorgeous cushions I think, so I would probably do that with them. After having them around on my furniture for a while so that I can admire them and plan.

Scrap for Joy said...

Oh wow Marie!!!! My favorite things...lace, doilies and gloves. I have so many ideas in my head..I've seen a table runner made by stitching doilies together....I would like to make a small purse with layers and layers of lace and the gloves...I have them in my craft room hanging down from shelves...love the look. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for this bunch!!
xoxo
Joyce

Diane said...

Well you know, girlfriend, that when I saw this stash of goodies I was going to enter! Wowsers!
What would I do with it all? Pillows!!! Pincushions!!!
going right over to my blog and sharing your news!
Hugs and thanks for the opportunity. This is SO generous of you! But that's not a surprise. :-)
Hugs, Diane

MosaicMagpie said...

Diane sent me over to your lovely blog. She is right a very generous giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I can see a lot of angel wings I would make with the doilies and the gloves stuffed will make neat bracelet displayes.
Debbie

Becky said...

Wow lovely lace.I would love to decorate some vintage bottles I have that would be awesome with that lace.Add some pretty beads and fill up the bottles with colored glitter.

Shelley said...

Hello my dear Marie,I received my package from your last Give Away today...thank you so much for all the extra B-D goodies...you have blessed my heart good....I will enjoy each and everything so much....you too have been such a blessing to me truly...may God richly bless you for having such a giving heart...do not enter me into this drawing as I am so overwhelmed already by your kindness...I will post it on my sidebar though in hopes of giving so many more a chance at your great generosity....thank you again so very very much...blessings,Shelley

Wanda said...

I'll make a lampshade or 2 for my bedroom. I already create 2 for my scrap room and can't wait to work with 2 more for my bedroom. Thank you for the oppotunity to win!!!

best regards,
Wanda

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Those are some of the MOST wonderful and lovely pieces of vintage eye candy I have ever seen! I just got an amazing Marie Antoinette image from the Graphics Fairy that I want to make a fabric collage out of and these would be perfect for that. They would also be great on some collages I'm working on right now and I'm making an apron that is made up of vintage textiles that I've been having a hard time finding the right pieces for, I think you've got them, LOL. I would be honored to use those pieces in my artwork if I am chosen. And what a sweet blog you have here. Thanks for being such a generous and wonderful soul. Hope you have a great weekend!

Sue K said...

WOW, what a gorgeous bunch of goodies!! Please put my entry in your drawing!
Now, if I were lucky enough to win, I'd use them for pillows, purses, attach them to blouses, make placemats, use them in my fabric collages....etc...etc.... I might even keep a few to use in my home. LOL!!
Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway. I found out about it on Diane Knotts blog!
hugs, Sue K

Barbara Jean said...

Oh Marie,
What a wonderful giveaway,. and so like you to share.
I'm hoping if i win I would finally make some of the sachets and little pillows or purses I have wanted to do!
And the beautiful gloves, always sweet to just lay in a vignette with pearls or other jewelry laying with them.
Hope I win. =)

thanks gain. Blessings

barbara jean

Vintage Sandy said...

Golly gee what a FABULOUS giveaway I just love all that sort of stuff I'd use them for purses, pillows, just for laying out to be seen by everyone who visit's thanks for such a beutiful giveaway fingers are crossed!!
Posting about it right now on my blog!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Marie,
what a gorgeus lot of laces, and goodies, you are sharing, they are so beautifull, and I don`t have to think for long,to know what they would be used for here....ANGELS-sweet white angels....
How generous of you, Marie.
Hugs,Dorthe

Pat Winter said...

Beautiful lace items. I need lace like I need a hole in the head but since you asked, I would dye them and use them on my crazy quilt purses and make stash kits to give away to new crazy quilters. I love to share!!!
Smiles,
Pat

Dragonlady said...

Such gorgeous lacey items, I love them and I would probably put them where I could enjoy looking at them for a while until I decide exactly what to do with them....Pin Cushions comine to mind and for the gloves, lovely sachets...hmmmm....I have to thank Dianne for sending me here to enter...
hugs
Brenda

Lady Farmer said...

Hello Marie~
Diane sent me over. What a gorgeous, generous giveaway! If I was to win these beauties, I would use them on aprons, bags, pillows and more!
I will put your giveaway on my blog! Thanks for the chance to win!
Blessings!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

If I won some of this gorgeous lace, I would mail it to my 92 year old aunt who used to make these herself and use them all over her house. One day someone commented about them to her and added that they were no longer in style and that no one used them anymore. So she took all the beautiful doilies she made and threw them away! She has missed them ever since, but can no longer make them. So she would get them to dress up her home. She still lives by herself, by the way!

MGM

Magic Moonlight said...

Diane send me! Wow This is a Generous Giveaway! Please add my name to the hat, I can do bookmarks and Tags for my Friends! Hugs, Blanca.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh wow what to do with all that loveliness or better what couldn't you do with all that!
Well I have started making dolls and decorating them with bits of vintage lace adds so much beauty to them.
Some of those pieces of lace and embroidery would also look good just being the setting for some of my teacups.
Some would be used in shadowboxes with vintage photos!
I could go on all night.....
Tina xo

Ruby said...

Crazy quilting, totes,aprons, pillows, lampshade, pieced jacket or vest and I love to add gloves to jean purses. And I'd have a giveaway of my own because such generosity deserves more!!

Ann said...

That's a fabulous stash for some lucky winner Marie. Lots of wonderful idea from all the comments on what to do with them as well.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hi Marie! I found out about your awesome giveaway from Diane Knott's blog. As soon as I got here & saw your picture, I knew exactly who you were! Thank you for stopping by my place so often with an encouraging word! I have become a follower now of your sweet blog so I don't miss a thing!

What a wonderful stash of goodies! Thanks for the opportunity to win! If I won them, I would use the lace for many things: decorating my home, journals, collages...anything I could get my hands on, really! :)

Now it's time to post your giveaway on my blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!
Lori

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Posted your giveaway on my side bar!

"Talk" to you soon!

Hugs!
Lori

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Oh the possibilities! After laying them all out and just enjoying them...I'm thinking pocket pillows, using some in my crazy quilting (which I have just become addicted to), a cuff, and maybe starching some to form a bowl or cone. I would definitely love to be entered in this giveaway! I'm having a giveaway too, but today is the last day to enter...up until midnight central time! I'll be posting about your giveaway as soon as I leave here. Connie

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway....I would love to win all these lovely doilys and gloves. I didnt get to keep my Mothers gloves after she passed away and I still wished I had got them so winning these gloves would be the best thing for me. But mind you I adore the lace doilys and would have them around my house just to make it look lovely. I might sew them onto cushions or onto blocks and make a quilt too. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Sherry said...

I love lacey crocheted items. I have used many to make pillows and add pieces to aprons, pincushions, and frame them in hoops. What a wonderful giveaway.

Daph said...

All of these pretties would inspire me, and I would incorporate them into my more fancier Victorian, cloth dolls
earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

Angela said...

What a lovely stack of lace and crochet and embroidery!! I was thinking about that coffee filter wreath at Connie Eyberg's and somehow adding some of the doilies in with it...

Rebecca K. said...

What a lovely stack of handwork! Just like a little bit of heaven! Lovely!

Jeannie said...

You are too generous!!! I think I would take some sheer curtain fabric and tack all that lacy goodness to it. Then I would hang it in my room and enjoy the patterns and textures everyday.

Sharon said...

What a dream this giveaway is! Please count me in. I would use these in my crazy quilting, my ornament making and purse designs. They are priceless and so nice that you will part with them.

Sharon said...

I forgot to tell you, I have your blog giveaway listed on my blog, right side under my little giveaway girl. Thanks again. Sharon

Brushed By An Angel said...

You are soooo generous to share some of your doilies, lace, and gloves. I have read some of the comments above and these ladies sound very talented. Since I have a hard time cutting up doilies, I would use them as shaws and collars on my dolls and Santas. I also like using them for kissing balls at Christmas. The lace would be great on strawberry sachets. Whoever wins has a bucket load of ideas from this post. Good luck. (Your giveaway has been posted on my blog as well).
Brenda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Gosh, I didn't know you could have too much lace! I would love to add it as an overlay on my afghans such as Dottie Angel did on her 'extroidinarily ordinary' afghan. Also would look lovely on pillows and I love to layer them up on shelves under my collectibles. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a nice giveaway! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Elsina said...

What a lovely give away! I love to use vintage and antique things the way they were ment to be used. I drink tea from antique cups, meausre flour on an antique scale and the lace and doilies I would use also, on my dresser, sidetables, as chairbacks etc. Beautiful!

Posting this at my sidebar ! Elsina

windycindy said...

Hello, What gorgeous gloves and laces...
I use lace on the cards I make, on scrapbook
pages and on pillows (with buttons)!
The gloves would be put in an old wooden
bowl with seasonal items on my dining room
table...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

I LOVE antique lace....first off, I would just look at it, feel it, smell it (crazy huh?) It might take me a while to figure out what to do with it, but the holidays are coming, maybe make some ornaments with them, as well as decorate little nooks and crannies. I would love to win....but good luck to everyone else too!!!

(I have put a link on my sidebar)

Brenda said...

I would use some in my crazy quilt, others on my tables, some in a vintage frame. I would find a way to use or show off all of these treasures. What a great giveaway.

Doni said...

WOW!!! OH How I'd LOVE to get my hands on all those beauties! I have a few projects in mind actually, but I haven't ever tried a lace collage yet, and I'd love to make some kind of wearable art for my Sunday outfits too!
Gorgeous giveaway!!
Blessings, Doni

Doni said...

And now I've posted about your giveaway!! Pick me pick me pick me!!!!!
Blessings, Doni

Cathy K said...

What a lovely giveaway and a lovely blog. What would I do with them?? After fondling them (I’m sure you understand), I would separate them and let each one tell me what they wanted - a place on a crazy quilt block, or perhaps framed or placed on a pillow..... and truthfully, many I would probably share or sell. That’s why I am asking NOT to be put in the giveaway! Because I have so many vintage doilies, laces and linens that I need to de-stash myself. And we want someone else to experience the joy and beauty!! But it was fun to IMAGINE, LOL!!! Good luck! Hugs, Cathy

Vintage Gran said...

What a wonderful treasure. I would use them to decorate pillows, towels, aprons, curtains, and crazy quilting. They might get laid over the top of a small lampshade or just be used on the table when I have friends to tea. They could be used to make rubbings to use in cardmaking or scrapbooking. Believe me, they would be used!

T.V and Book Addict said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Hmm I would most likely use them for these messenger bags or coin purses I love to make :)

Lesley said...

Hi, guess what I was the first to leave a comment, but it isn't here. I said hat I would use all the wonderful 'pretties to make my Christmas presents. I have MS and can't get out to search thrift shops or yard sales, There is a lot of lace for sale on e-bay, but very little of the vintage variety, (at least, not in my price range.) Oh boy, if I was lucky enough to win I'd make lavender sachets, mini pillows, CQ purses, I just hope this message doesn't disappear too. Blessings

Carla said...

Good Morning, Marie. My, you certainly do have quite a collection of lacey things. I would be more than happy to take some of it off your hands! LOL!!! Please count me in your fabulous giveaway. I'll be keeping my fingers crosses . . . :o)

FredaB said...

I have been wanting to make myself a very pretty, lacey, girlie type journal like I see on other people's blogs. Maybe this would jump start me. What I didn't use for that I would use in my crazy qilting hobby.

Hugs

FredaB

Sheila said...

Hi oh what beautiful lace, makes me go all goose pimpley just thinking about it all, I don't know what I would do with the lace if I was a winner because I would be so thrilled just to win it all in the first place, Thank you for the giveaway and I will post it on my blog too.

hugs sheila

Ninja Panda said...

GASP! How nice of you to give these lil' treasures away. The fiance & I have been practically living at Goodwill hunting down vintage goodies for our upcoming wedding. I haven't been able to find some lovely doilies though. My vision was to place a doilie or two under our centerpieces which consists of lil' birdies, milk glass, a wine bottle. and some DIY shabby chic frames that I made into table numbers. Crossing my fingers & toes...

ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

JoAnne said...

Hi Marie,
How nice to meet you, and what a way to meet!!!!! I'd certainly have to spread the wealth around-incorporate some into collages, some in little vignettes I create around my home, altered book pages, dolls...Oh I would use it!
Of course I'll be happy to share the news on my blog.
Hugs,
JoAnne

Gaby Bee said...

What a generous giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful stuff! I would use them for mixed media collages and on journal pages.
I have a giveaway on my blog too!
Gaby xo

Debbie S said...

Oh, I love lace! Christmas decorations, quilt embellishments, blocked and layered over fabric in a frame.... oh, so many possibilities.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Debbie S

Sharon said...

I would love to use the vintage linen on a handmade purse. Love your blog, hope you'll visit mine. http://corgisinmygarden.blogspot.com/

RobinBirdsNest said...

What a beautiful collection of lace and gloves! My weakness! My next project I want to start on is a crazy quilt. How beautiful these doilies would look stitched onto it!! I have a few vintage gloves and have been thinking about making some sort of display for them and looking for more to put in the display. gorgeous pieces!!

Something Special said...

If I was lucky enough to win this collection, I would certainly add it to my collection of lace and doilies to be used in my various projects. I love to display all my lace and such in my antique sewing machine drawers. But it would get used on pillows crazy quilts etc. Just love it, and just found your blog. My wedding anniversary is Sept. 22, so this would be the most wonderful surprise to win, but I am just not that lucky!

Annesphamily said...

I love the vintage lace doilies. I would use them for sachets and table toppers. I am getting into the fabric collage and might try my hand here too! Very cool giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs Anne