Linens and Lace
Dreams Wrought with Needle and Thread
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From collars and handkerchiefs to curtains and pillow slips, lace—that most delicate of adornments—weaves the threads of history to decorate our everyday lives, one ephemeral stitch at a time. Discover these antique assemblages in our book, The Art of Collecting, available at https://bit.ly/artofcollectingbook.
Using gentle methods fresh from the pages of Victoria, impart lasting scent to beloved textiles. From the calming influence of lavender to the invigorating effect of lemongrass, beloved aromas enhance the sensory pleasure of living with—and caring for—these beautiful household treasures. Learn to imbue linens with your favorite fragrance at https://bit.ly/3Imi7cu.
A two-hundred-year-old thatched-roof building nestles along a lane in the Northern Ireland village of Enniskillen. Its whitewashed façade looks every bit as enchanting as a fairy-tale cottage, but the scene that awaits inside is even more magical. Explore the ethereal lace at Sheelin Antique Lace Shop, by visiting http://bit.ly/3jbnTms.
A collection of textiles—those thoughtfully acquired pieces that lend softness to environs, create a mood, or call to mind a special memory—suffuses interiors with heart and soul. Enjoy a spread of elegantly embellished needlework that compliments blue-and-white bliss in our newest book, Living with Blue & White, available in our online shop at https://bit.ly/3zdJEtm.
Chock-full of “chippy” white furniture, fabrics, and fripperies, The Stitchery is a reflection of entrepreneur Nicki’ Franklin's cheery personality and preferences—a happy hive of creativity where she dreams up the simple but enchanting designs inspired by the pastoral scenes of her childhood. Take a peek into her irresistible shop in our September issue, available at https://bit.ly/3BkXevg | Pictured items in collaboration with HomeSpunWithLove
Stepping through the door of any one of the ten welcoming Susie Watson Designs shops in England is akin to happening upon the loveliest of dreams. Divided into make-believe rooms, each space has the feel of a cozy abode. At the heart of it all are the winsome designs that spring from the ever-engaged imagination of Susie Watson herself. Take a peek into the inspiring shop at https://bit.ly/38rlBuY.
As invigorating as an autumnal wind, the scarf is lauded for its enduring appeal and robust range of uses. To welcome the season, we present a medley of ensembles utilizing the iconic accessory with as much variety as the changing leaves. See them all in the pages of our September issue, available at https://bit.ly/3wPFd5Q.
After the confines of careers in publishing and banking, one British needle artist spread her creative wings and found that entrepreneurship allowed her to share her passion and talents with others. Learn more about Nicki Franklin and The Stitchery in our September issue, available at https://bit.ly/3wPFd5Q.
Simple threads became enduring works of art in the hands of French artisans, whose centuries-old printed designs and needlework still find pride of place in today's décor. Discover these beautiful textiles in the Collectibles column of our May/June issue, available at https://bit.ly/3fNLtpQ.
As the earth rejoices with the return of spring and its annual floral fanfare, it's the perfect time to incorporate simple, environmentally friendly ideas into décor and daily life. A glass of homemade lemonade served alongside the beauty of naturally dyed antique French linens is just the ticket. Find more ideas at https://bit.ly/3tfyAIJ.
The tapestry of French culture is woven with traditions that have been part of the country's narrative for centuries. The Gallic people possess an abiding appreciation for the finer things in life, including the loveliness of beautifully stitched linens and lace. See more from this collection in our book, Our Hearts Are in France, available at https://bit.ly/36gOiJd.
It is easy to understand the abiding appeal of antique linens, whether one is fascinated by a piece’s provenance or simply appreciates the diligence required to create such intricate works of art. In a world where too often things are made for temporary use, these hand-sewn treasures, meant to last for generations, receive the admiration they so richly deserve. Read more in our January/February issue, available on newsstands and at https://bit.ly/3mrjvQZ.
Like twinkling notes at the start of a sonata, the first days of a new year brim with quiet anticipation of the crescendo to come. Savor every note of these serene moments in snowy surrounds furnished with Bella Notte Linens fabrics, Royal Limoges porcelain, Kim Seybert accessories, Haute Papier stationery, and more in our January/February issue, available on newsstands and at https://bit.ly/3mrjvQZ.
Using gentle methods fresh from the pages of Victoria, impart lasting scent to beloved textiles. From the calming influence of lavender to the invigorating effect of lemongrass, beloved aromas enhance the sensory pleasure of living with—and caring for—these beautiful household treasures. Learn to imbue linens with your favorite fragrance at http://bit.ly/2AYdjug.
More than a few people hurrying along Wollestraat near Bruges’s main square have stopped short in front of Rococo, distracted from their intended destinations by the panoply of exquisite lace items showcased in the shop’s front window. Learn more about this city’s rich lacemaking heritage at http://bit.ly/3be8vDT.