Antique Crochet Spotlight

I geek out over antique crochet. I've been known to go into an antique shop and stare at a doily for what my husband describes as "longer than the person spent making it." So when I go visit my husband's aunt Betty at her ranch in Wyoming, I get a little lost. She collects antiques, and every room in her home has antique crochet in it. While the boys go play with the tractors, I go stare at bedspreads. The last time I went, I grabbed the camera, thinking you guys would appreciate a photo montage of some of the really neat pieces she has in her house. I hope you like pictures!
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. She also collects dolls, and every one of them has a cute crocheted outfit!
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I kind of want this outfit for myself.
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For every towel, there is a filet crochet edging.
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And the crochet-edged towels are everywhere.
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This wee crochet dress was missing its doll, so it became an ornament.
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A truly amazing filet crochet piece with a lion and shield motif.
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Oh the doilies. So many doilies!
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Cute wee doilies!
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And doilies that were more like tablecloths.
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This kerchief won me over instantly.
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And then there was the crochet thread bedspread.
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Someday, I'm going to make one of these…
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You know…with all that spare time I have.
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My relatives were somewhat amused by my obsession with getting pictures of all of these pieces for you, but they've known me long enough to expect this sort of thing from time to time. I hope you like the pictures! If you're as bonkers about crochet lace as I am, check out our Five Free Crochet Lace Patterns eBook here on Crochet Me. It includes my crochet bracelet pattern that was inspired by antique crochet lace pieces like the ones above. Enjoy!

Until next time,

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