January 9, 2010

Nottingham Lace








5 comments:

phylly3 said...

Oooo! Me like! More doilies please!

RiCrAr said...

Hi phylly3:) Whenever my mind focuses on N&S the doilies come out...and parasols, crinolines. Nottingham lace was famous worldwide for at least a century. In fact, about 1900 humungous looms were brought from the city of Nottingham to Scranton, Pa. The former First Lady of the US - Hillary Clinton's - grdfather was employed his entire working life at the Nottingham lace factory in Scranton, PA. It was one of the largest employers in the area at that time. The factory in Scranton closed about 1985.

Take a look above at the newest gala photos of Richard....yummmy is an understatement:)

Ragtag said...

I never had an eye for lace until N&S. That stuff gets killed in the washing machine if i'm at the wheel.

RiCrAr said...

We've made 2 trips to Ireland and I'd found it charming on the 1st one to see so many lace curtains in the front windows of rural cottages. Not so in the urban areas, and they've probably almost faded away with the country's modernization as members of the EU.

Family story: at the time of our first trip to Irl, my 100yr old aunt requested we buy her a set of Irish lace curtains:) When we reached Galway there was enough time to rummage about - the only shop selling lace was located on a back street, BUT there was only a custom-made option - nothing ready made. 6mos after our return Aunt Ella finally received her new curtains and she was thrilled beyond belief:)

Ragtag said...

Wow it was really significant then, back then.