The holidays are just around the corner and even though it rarely snows in Sunnyvale, the Lace Museum will be experiencing a Winter Wonderland with our dolls enjoying a white Christmas. This year all the dolls will be bundled up for an ice skating party on a frozen pond. Come see this icy scene with lacy garlands on the trees and Crochet Snow Flakes falling from the sky in an icy display of 99 different styles of show flake shapes that you can crochet in the warmth of your home.
Do you remember the lace tablecloth at Grandma’s house? Did she have doilies, embroidered napkins, dresser scarves, embroidered aprons and dish-towels? Did you ever wear white gloves and a hat to go to tea? What about fun crocheted items in the kitchen – potholders, tea cozies, decorative wall hangings, tea towels, and appliance covers? If you remember these, or want to bring the younger generation in to see the wonderful household lace and linens used in every home in the early 20th century you will want to visit The Lace Museum during this exhibit.
The image above shows a tablecloth with Pottenkant bobbin lace and cutwork, a tea cozy with needlelace insert, and several chrocheted "fancies".
An Exhibit featuring Lace Collars and accessories for the well-dressed woman of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, 1840 – 1914. Exquisite collars of hand made bobbin and needle lace, fans, gloves, stockings, reticules and ribbonswas on display. Needle laces such as Gros Point de Venice and Point de Gaze and Bobbin Laces such as Rosaline, Miracourt and Brussels were included in the display.
A beautiful embroidered and fringed shawl and an Irish Crochet collar are two of the items in this display.
The Holiday Exhibit at The Lace Museum ran from November 10 through January 12. This year the dolls were getting ready for bed in a child’s bedroom, hanging their stockings, making lace, making up the beds, and decorating the tree. The vintage dolls wearing lace were featured in this wonderful vignette. Miniature lace was featured along with the dolls and doll furniture.