Friday, February 24, 2012

An Amazing Collection of Victorian Lace Dresses

Hello Everyone,
     I have an extra special treat for you today! A lovely reader of my blog who has enjoyed collecting beautiful lace,linens and  china from all over the world has sent me some pictures of her most amazing collection.She has kindly allowed me to share the photos with you,dear readers! I adore this picture of the beautiful lace dress above.

This lovely lacy bed is also in the room with the dress.I love that pillow also!
This is a quote from my new blog friend.......One of my favorite treasures is this Irish crochet parasol. It came from
Canada through a dealer. It was lined with pink silk that was totally in
shreds. I took a deep breath and totally took it apart, cleaned it and put
it back together. I wasn't sure it would fit the frame when I went to put it
back on so it was a total leap of faith.

I have been drooling over these beautiful dresses for awhile now. Can't you just image the ladies of Avonlea (if you are an Anne of Green Gables fan) wearing these beautiful dresses and carrying the beautiful parasol-so delicious!
I love this one too!!! I see lots of pretty treasures in the background too-don't you?
Oh good! A closer look. Do you see all the beautiful hats too!!!

I have never seen so many beautiful treasures!
Such a sweet collection of baby things too!

I could spend all day just looking and admiring!
So beautiful!
I love how nicely everything is displayed too!

I especially love those shoes on the right!

Hats that even the Queen would be proud to wear!
And one for the Duchess too!
Just a little peek at some of the beautiful china my new friend has. I have some  pictures of her most gorgeous china to share with you next week and I know you will not be disappointed!!!
   Now,I have to tell you the owner of these most beautiful Victorian treasures does not have have a blog- PITY! Oh! well maybe someday.
 Thank you so much to this kind lady for taking the time to share her extensive collection with all of us.

We are expecting a snowstorm here over night with 20cm. of snow and high winds so winter is not over yet!

I am joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for Show off Saturday.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.



Karen said...

Oh still my heart. As an avid fan of lace I can only imagine being in the same room with her collection. She is one lucky lady and we are lucky she shared it with us, if only in photos.

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Carolyn,
Beautiful collection!!!!
That just dosen't seem to be enough of a discription for your friend's collection.BUT... what else can I say!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Paula said...

What a treat! Thank you so much for sharing.

Paula (in England)

Mari said...

Omg Carolyn ~what a magnificent collection of lace and china....mores the pity that your dear friend does not have a blog....
Thanks soooo much for sharing her beautiful collection with me :)
Oh I wish I lived near you I loveeeeee snow.....
Have a great weekend....


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those dresses are stunning, Carolyn! I did notice the hats, too! What a great selection of pretty things to get dressed up for a tea. The first one made me think of a wedding dress ~ I wonder if it was actually a wedding dress for its time.

WendyBee said...

Hi Carolyn! Tonight's storm is coming through my way first! We have had so little winter this year...I don't know whether to be grateful or a little disappointed.
This collection of your friend's is breathtakingly beautiful, and she has such an artful hand in putting them out for display. Just lovely! Thank you to both of you for your generosity in sharing.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Oh my such beautiful dress and such I thnk there is a special type of charm to Victorian lace things

Maureen Wyatt said...

I can't think of a museum with a finer collection of Victorian clothing! Thanks for the peak at it. Here in Ontario, the wind howls and dark clouds are rolling in! ~ Maureen

Priscilla said...

What an amazing collection. Just beautiful.
With Spring almost a month away, I guess a bit more snow is not completely unexpected.

Sarah said...

Caroline, this is an amazing collection. I've never seen so many lovely lace dresses gathered together. Truly an extensive collection full of grace and beauty. Thank you for sharing this with us. ~ Sarah

Susan said...

Gasp, gasp! Breathtaking. Ohhhhh, that first dress. Oh my. I must breathhhhhhhhe deeply. A most amazing and startlingly magnificent collection, Carolyn. Thanks to you and the generous owner for sharing it. Susan

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Absolutely stunning!
... thanks for sharing :)

Greetings from Australia♥

White Lace and Promises said...

Such beauty is more than I contain! The music makes my heart swell too!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my what a beautiful collection!
It looks like a museum and everything is displayed beautifully. How kind of her to share her pictures with you and us! We're getting the same storm here so I guess we'll be snowed in when we wake up. Stay cozy. Hugs, Pamela

Shabby chic Sandy said...

How beautiful everything is--I adore that pink china!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How nice for this lady to share her photos with you and allow you to show us! I think we'd all like to visit her and go through everything.
Is this just a private collection Carolyn, or is it a shop?

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

What a beautiful collectionn. I'm in awe...and those dresses are gorgeous, especially that first one!!! Yes, I could see someone in Road to Avonlea wearing one of those beautiful dresses on a lovely, sunny day :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

foreverdecorating said...

I want to come and see all the beautiful frills myself. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Chalmers said...

That is just incredible! What passion she has~she has created a collection to be proud of.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a lovely collection! I love the beautiful Irish crochet parasol!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful collection. And how very nice of your friend to send you the pictures and allow you to share them with us. The dresses are exquisite and I adore the hats. I have given teas and insisted everyone where a big feminine hat, so you can imagine my delight at seeing these stunning hats. Everything is beautiful. I love the lamp in the first photo and I love her china. Thank you so much for sharing all this loveliness with us.
I also so enjoyed your last post of the early Easter breakfast. Absolutely adorable.

Unknown said...

Einfach bezaubernd schön!

So langsam könnte nun der Frühling seinen Einzug halten denn morgens höre ich schon die Amseln fröhlich zwitschern – in diesem Sinne wünsche ich Dir ein schönes und geruhsames Wochenende VON HERZEN ♥

Carol E. in AZ said...

OmGosh! Her collection is simply stunning. Wow! I would so love to be there with all of those beauties.

Thank you and thank her for sharing with us. BTW, I love Anne of Green Gables!

Gro said...

I am a big fan of Anne og Green Gables !!! I just love that story :-D
Hugs Gro

Rose Garden Malevik said...
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Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
I have no words.....
that umbrella.......
YES YES YES I say it are still number ONE in the Blog World :)
and do not miss....




last week 109 lovley blogs
it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Heirloom treasures said...

I think I've gone to Heaven
x jeanetteann

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog:) great pics and so much inspiration..I wish you a lovely weekend.
LOVE Maria at

Unknown said...

Beautiful collection!!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

O MY!! What an amazing collection of truly beautiful items! The dress are magnificent along with the hats! The china is to die for!
Thanks so much for sharing your friend's home with us and I am so looking forward to seeing more!!


Unknown said...

erfection - the beautiful , romantic , tender ! Most impressed me , is umbrella beautiful !Michaela

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn! What an amazing collection! Doesn't it make you want to go see every single thing? To think women wore all these things! Delicate as flowers.

Unknown said...

Breathtaking beauty!

podso said...

The umbrella is exquisitely beautiful!

paola said...

How many beautiful things!! I adore going back to the past..

kay Moser said...

What a privilege to share in such beauty! Thank you, Carolyn and your new friend, for allowing us this joy! I love vintage needlework of all types; I often hold a piece of my own collection in my hands and try to imagine the life of the artist who created it. And I do mean artist!

Madelief said...

What an amazing collection of lace dresses she has. I would love to try one on!

Happy weekend Carolyn!

Madelief x

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Positively breathtaking.

Oh my goodness, how beautiful!

wendy said...

I am in awe... {I believe I was born in the wrong time period.} Tell your friend it was a pleasure to be able to view her treasures. Thank-you so much!

Nette Cecilia said...

That was wonderful ,i sell laces too so that was fun to see .Nette


É realmente um tesouro. O vestido de renda é maravilhoso, cheguei a me imaginar vestida nele. Também ficaria o dia todo admirando estas peças incríveis. Obrigada por compartilhar essas relíquias.

Fique com Deus.


giovanna said...

simply,totally,beautiful pictures!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, my dear, what a gorgeous collection! I think little girls and big girls would have fun playing dress-up in there! Lovely!
One could have a real Victorian Tea.
So glad we didn't get the snow with that storm!


quiltmom anna said...

What absolutely gorgeous lace pieces- all so intricate and elaborate. I love the wonderful hats and shoes too.
My great grandmother was a milliner when she lived in England. Unfortunately there are no photographs of her work- I would have loved to have seen some of the things that she had made.
What cool shoes and china too.
Thanks for sharing the photos of this fantastic collection.
Regards from Western Canada,

A New England Life said...

My word, that really is amazing! I can hardly believe it's a private collection! To whom ever owns it you are one lucky lady : )


Cindy said...

The dresses are SO-O-O lovely! I love them all.
The china is beautiful and she has some prettier! I definitely want to see them.
Hugs, Cindy

sheri said...

It's so nice to know that someone collects and appreciates and cares for these beautiful treasures from the past. Thanks to you and your new friend for sharing.

Diane said...
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ashleigh said...

Oh they are all sooo pretty.....and put me in mind of avonlea so much!!! Thank you for sharing your friends treasures with us :) I love your blog...its lovely to have a place to go to look at beautiful things.
Blessings from Ashleigh