Saturday, July 6, 2013

FABBY: Newly Discovered "Gold lace Runner"

Hello sweet friends!

First of all I hope you are all celebrating the USA's Fourth of July weekend and having lots of fun!

     Yesterday I was looking for a scarf for my neck in my scarf drawer, as the day was a little chilly and rainy around my woods; so my inspiration for this small tea setting is a beautiful vintage, gold lace evening shawl that belonged to my dear Mil and I had it very safely in a pretty scarf box, among the other silk scarfs. I didn't recognized it, or remembered what it was, so I presided to unfold it, feeling  geedy with excitement and it was this beautiful shawl, which is not my type to wear it myself, though. Immediately I envisioned me making a 'little switcheroo' on my formal dining table and using it as a 'runner'! I hope you like it's 'new life, or I'd say, it's re-purposed life,' as much as I do.

Don't you love it when you find special things in your own home, which you had had no idea you had? I do.. and this brings me to mind a few months ago, when I found the half way done crocheted round tablecloth from ten years ago, lol..

Please feel free to tell me whatever you think of it...if you like it as a runner, or as it was originally...a 'shawl'!  I will not be offended! Thank you.

Here is the beautiful vintage lace gold shawl with fringes that was my dear Mil's and now turned into a lace runner in my formal dining table.  I love how the etchings in a different wood in the table corner matches the roses in the lace too; which are gold as well. 

The runner has lovely golden roses in an embossed fashion. I also decided to place my flowers in my vintage Italian yellow crystal flower vase, because of the gold lace.

I did my tea setting with my mother's French Limoges aqua cake plates and the Bavaria-German, antique tea set, which also has small flowers in aqua and with pretty gold rimmed in the tea cups and saucers.

I think I will leave this heavy bronze fruit bowl, from many years ago... after I clear the tea table; to continue with the gold in the runner and perhaps flanked by my Mil's antique bronze candle holders, also.

A close up of the Antique Bavarian-German tea set against the lace runner. I used as a tray the oval platter from the Limoges's dinner set, which my mother gifted me several years ago.
As you can see it's also quite long, perfect for this long table too.
Some tea anyone?

The runner and the fringes are very shiny gold like silk in real life, which the photo doesn't do justice. I'd love it come Fall too!


From here you can see a little of the foyer and living room.

The Limoges aqua cake plate with gold.

Here you can see a bit clearer the aqua flowers inside and out of the tea cup and the plate.

I accept your comments about the shawl turned into a dining table runner. I would love to know what you think! 

Thank you so much my sweet friends for stopping by, as you always make my day.

I appreciate the wonderful parties such lovely and gracious ladies host each week.


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