26.4.10

the past in a suitcase

My studio is pretty messy right now.
I painted the walls in a colour called linen.

I'm usually slow at sorting things out as I get too easily distracted.
I went to an antique market and found this little suitcase, the perfect place to store my inherited laces 
(from my great grandmother, my grandmother and my husband grandmother) 
there are only few but I love to look at them.
The black one belonged to my great grandmother (as my mum told me)
and it's at least a 100 years old, it's very delicate.


19 comments:

fanja said...

oh that suitcase is perfect for all your little treasures. love the initials, what could they stand for? i'd like to join you for a tea (for me)break x

Séverine said...

Alala cette dentelle noire est magnifique !! :)

Cette valise est vraiment une trouvaille avec ces initiales, je l'imagine remplie d'instruments ou de matériel, un set de toilette peut-être ?

Bonne pause, à bientôt, Séverine.

naa said...

Lovely find! And I adore the last photo... maybe because I am hungry... :))

"bug" hug to you my dear. :)

hiki said...

Ooooo I love all these lovely vintage things, they look beautiful!
And I love the items you have in your shop!! So tempting!

at swim-two-birds said...

what a treasures Alessandra!

christel said...

Beautiful treasures. I love the black one !

christel said...

beautiful treasures. I love the black one !

Ritva said...

oh, those treasures!
you are a lucky lady!

Catherine said...

That's so lovely to havea all your familys old lace, beautiful collection. Your scone looks good too : )

Francesca said...

Must be so much fun to get your own space organized, and look through your treasures. The pineapple black lace is pretty amazing. I wonder what it was used for.

Lovely World said...

A nice post. Such lovely lace, and the case too. I wonder who made that black lace - a crazy amount of stitching!

elisvermeulen said...

Wonderful photo's and best suitcase ever.

caramela said...

Beutiful! I am hungry looking at the last one too!
Annamaria :)

Lollipop said...

oooh, the black lace is a treasure...
and because I love your place you'll find a sunshine award at mine for you xxx

Bohemian girl said...

The black lace looks very exotic? Where does it come from? Italy?

la casita said...

to francesca:unfortunately i have no idea, but i still remember the first time my mum showed to me, i was a child...not allowed to touch it though!

to lollipop: thank you :)))

to bohemian girl: yes it's from italy, precisely from Sicily as my great grandmother (from my father) was sicilian...that's perhaps why it looks exotic.

to all: thank you, it's always a pleasure to read your comment! you are very kind!

la casita said...

to fanja: i don't know...maybe the name of the owner? peut-être...peut-être pas
;)

janis said...

Oh what treasures. You really showcased them well in your photos, though it would be so much fun to sit and chat while hearing the stories behind each individual piece in person...over coffee and buns! ;^)

miarosa said...

it´s just beautiful!
and by the way i got hungry looking at the bun and the coffey :)