Tatting is a delicate handmade lace formed usually by looping and knotting with a single cotton thread and a small shuttle. Check out this amazing video to see how it's done:…
I am awestruck each time I watch this lady...part of the fascination I hold for lace is the incredible talent that it takes to create it! I read that at one time in history lace was so coveted that folks would mortgage their estate to own it! Amazing!
Added by Chantilly Dreams on July 30, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments
Many thanks to all of my new Vintage Village friends who are taking the time to "like" the Chantilly Dreams FB page!!! It really means so much to me because it helps spread the word! I truly appreciate your support, encouragement and compliments about my site. I have been working on it for months! ((((((((hugs))))))))
p.s. If I can return the favor please let me know!
Added by Chantilly Dreams on July 26, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments
I started this week stepping into the abyss of no-man's land. Remember the book or the movie "the man without a country" Well, I started this week feeling like "a woman without a link, a pin or a face". Modern technology has a way of taking the "country" out of the person. One definitely feels alone and lost. I am taking some liberties with the short story by Edward Everett Hale. The story still sticks with me since reading it in high school. The main character…Continue
My husband and I were on our way south at the end of December when I saw that we were going to be passing very close to the Fenton Glass Factory in Williamstown, West Virginia. When we got closer I saw the signs advertising…Continue
Chantilly Dreams ~ Grand Opening Celebration!
We offer an exquisite collection of antique lace, including heirloom bridal and wedding, luxury apparel and home decor, handmade antique and vintage linens, vintage sewing patterns and sewing antiques, with an emphasis on rare French treasures. …Continue
Added by Chantilly Dreams on July 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
My days lately have been hectic. My combination washer dryer decided to spring a leak and I had a flood in my laundry room. So off I went and purchased two separate appliances. Washed my first load and the door did not lock and I had a second flood and then a third. I also am having some building done as well. I only tell you this to explain my not having opened my precious finds I brought home from the thrift shop days ago.
Finally today I picked up…Continue
Added by Carmel Collectibles on July 20, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Ruby Lane published my latest article on "Notes from the Lane"....take a minute to read...tell me what you think..
The Ruby Lane "Notes from the Lane" page is "down"....please check back later to read the article...thanks again for all the support from my…Continue
Do vintage items talk to you?
Added by Graceful Antiques on July 17, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments
I love watching the American pickers. I, like the rest of you am into vintage and antiques. So watching them buy items is just fun. I don't think that is the only reason I like watching, I love learning the history lessons that come with their picking. I learn so much. The reality of my life means I may have 30 dollars in my pocket when I head to garage sales and could never offer someone $3,000.00 for 2 old bicycle wheels. Their unlimited cash astounds me and makes me wonder…Continue
Whew and Wow, it's hot in the Las Vegas valley this week. Pretty normal though. While at the post office yesterday mailing a Priority package to a buyer, I met a very nice lady and we talked for quite a while....in the shade.....we were comparing heat indexes. My idea of hot in the car was when my fingertips burned when I put my hands on the steering wheel of my car....her idea of hot was when people stopped moving around. I showed her my fingertips...she offered hand lotion to me, being…Continue
Added by BWs Vintage Collectibles on July 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Finally got the second part of my email marketing blog done and it's just been published:
Long story short, email marketing has been working well for my shops, but it has to be done right, following the rules of the CAN-SPAM Act and using a service like MailChimp.com with all its bells and whistles is the way to…Continue
Added by Suzy's Timeless Treasures on July 6, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Today's the day! Happy Fourth of July!
We think of the red, white and blue today.
We think of flags unfurled and stars and stripes
Fireworks and parades and marching bands
Barbecues of hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie
Family and friends gathering in honor of friendship and country
We hold in our heart and mind the belief in a…Continue
Added by Carmel Collectibles on July 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Ruby Lane "Notes from the Lane"...just published the article about our lovely lady...…Continue