Lace and Tea
Having lace table settings at tea time really elevates the experience!
Some say lace is old fashioned, but handmade lace is such a beautiful art form that perhaps needs a second look for some people. I worry that it has become a dying art form.
Today I want to feature some pieces my aunt has made and gifted me. For those of you who follow my blog, you may recognize some of these designs from past posts. I want to make them front and center on this post.
My aunt lives in Ireland and creates these pieces without using a pattern.
This piece can be used as a doily, but I place it at the center of my table during afternoon tea. It has a snowflake and flower-like appeal to it.
The thread used in this piece is a bit thicker than others. To really appreciate lace, one needs to take a long, close look. I embroider but can't imagine making all of these tiny knots in such amazing unison.
Love the contrast of the different thread patterns. The holes are so unbelievably tiny! This a close up of a beige mini table runner.