Nothing shows off the textures of white quite like lace. Sometimes just a touch can make all the difference-- like the bit of lace at the edge of this lamp shade. But a lot of surfaces have a lace-like quality that mimics the real thing. White on white embroidery has that effect. This urn lamp even has lacy handles.
This lacy sheer flocked curtain panel has a tracery pattern that shows off best next to a dark surface or through a sunlit window. And chiffon and lace go together like a pinafore and a little girl! So sweet.
A lacy cloth draped over almost anything brings romantic drama to a space.
The airy flower garland border of this picture frame compliments the lace worn by the Victorian Lady pictured within. Who is she dreaming of?
But lacy cream-ware china has to be my all time favorite. Here it's layered on whitework napkins with a narrow hand crocheted lace trim.
And who thinks of metal as being lacy? But here's the proof. Iron porch trim often has a lacy pattern.
As does this leafy metal chandelier.
Even an ornate ceiling tile has a lacy look.
The French can make anything lacy. Even a wooden clock!
And then of course there there are the numberless types of lace itself.
Hand made and crocheted lace in ecru.
A lace edged shelf adds so much to a space and really dresses up a linen closet.
Here fillet lace and cut work hand towels drape like flowers from a wicker basket.
The ever popular Pineapple pattern doily layered over a fleur de lis runner.
And antique french silk curtain panels! OOOh la la! Can you say "tres chic"?
Finally lace tablecloths. Can one ever have enough? Though a little goes a long way--my preference is to have only touches of lace in a room--I never tire of admiring lace's endless variety and intricate beauty. Different white color tones layered together is especially pleasing to me.
Have a Happy White Wednesday! And thanks again to Kathleen at Faded Charm http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/ for hosting my favorite post of the week, and where you can find links to much more white! Au revoir! Thanks for stopping by!