Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Accidental Ebay

So, I've talked about my love-hate relationship with ebay before. Mostly, I love it and my wallet hates it. However, every so often there comes a listing for something that both I and my wallet love. The shawl pictured below is one of those items. The auction had three shoddy pictures, but I was in the market for black chantilly lace and so I figured, what the heck? It says "antique lace shawl," and the pictures there are looks like it's at least decent-quality lace. Even if the poor thing is all full of holes, it might be worth it. It's only like, $25. Can't beat that for lace, even if it's not a usable garment.

So I put in a bid. And I won. And I paid, and I waited. And then it arrived, and it was BEAUTIFUL

Julie and her new white dress modeled it for me because my dress was a dark color.

I actually already owned one black lace shawl, and it was also an ebay steal. This one, if anything, was in better condition than the one I already had, and what I think is really neat is that there are a couple places where it has very obviously been mended--skillfully, but definitely mended. Which to me says that someone else owned, used, and loved the shawl enough to take really good care of it. How neat is that?

The internet tells me I should end my blog posts with a question to encourage discussion. It also tells me I should call you guys "dear readers" or "darlings" or something like that, but there's no way in hell that's gonna happen. I like you guys, but...no, sorry. Anyway, I might not be all about the fluffy nicknames, but I can probably handle a question. Do you have any amazing antique finds to share? I'm sure we'd all love to see them (I know I would!)