Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lace Trends

Lace trends for wedding dresses and home decor are becoming more popular since Kate Middleton wore her French Chantilly and English Cluny lace wedding dress.  
Notice Kate's long lace sleeves at, a website that connects buyers and sellers of new, sample and used wedding dresses. Here are a few of the lace wedding gowns they now are advertising:

Size 4
Size 4

Size 6
Size 8

Size 10

Size 14

I remember my own white lace wedding dress from 32 years ago. When I shopped for a wedding dress, I thought I knew what I wanted until my mother and aunt took me wedding dress shopping one day. "Try this one on," they both suggested, pointing to a very lacy and ruffles dress. It wasn't the style I was searching for, but I tried it on anyway to please them. I fell in love with it. Covered with lace and layers of ruffles on the bottom and sides in the back, the wedding dress was made with a high neckline and long lace sleeves, quite the old-fashioned look. 

My daughter, Chrissie, is getting married in July. She tried my old-fashioned lace wedding dress on before she chose her own design. The dress has been preserved in a large box for all these years and is in good condition. She asked my opinion about an idea she had for using my wedding dress. Of course, I was delighted. The vintage remake looks unique with its something-old-something-new design. Follow Southwest Cottage Designs June and July series of articles to see the lovely vintage wedding dress remake photos - after the wedding, of course. Remember to enter the wedding ring quilt giveaway!

A 2011 trend is to decorate your home with what you wear. Ways to decorate with lace inside and outside the home:
Lace Container

Lace Pots/Bowls

  • Decorate accent tables with lace. Cut the size of lace to fit your table, and take the measurements to a glass company to have a glass cut for the table.
  • Decorate your walls with trendy lace...
Lace Key Rack

...and in the bedroom...
Gold Settee
Lace Mirror

...for a patio...
Lace Bench
Even Lace in the Garden
    Now that's an idea for our gardens - lace shovels and wheelbarrow. Ideas for lace are endless. Visit antique stores, thrift shops, and yard sales for tables, containers, and vintage items you can turn into lace beauties.  Go have fun generating your own ideas with vintage wedding dresses and home decor finds.
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    no spring chicken said...

    The shovels! Oh my goodness, the shovels!

    Blessings, Debbie

    Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

    Pretty post! I'm glad lace is coming back in vogue. I love it. The next to last wedding dress is my favorite!

    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

    I love all your lacy photos. It makes me want to get out all my lacy vintage tablecloths and cover everything!

    Ido said...

    Do you think they have a wedding dress in size one? yes, I'm very tiny and I loved the dress on the first picture. I love lace and that container is gorgeous, well everything you showed today is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from VIF.
    XXX Ido

    Donnie said...

    Who knew there were so many uses for

    Daniella said...

    wow!! Your wedding dress sounds fabulous! I can't wait to see the remake!!
    Your blog is awesome, and I'm following you now too!!

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