This is what lives in the bottom of my wardrobe. I can take
clothes to the charity shop, I can ebay and freecycle away my baby stuff, but I cannot, cannot part with this. I have to call it a collection rather than just a hoard because then I sound ordered and sensible. I keep dreaming of lace trimmed sleeves and dresses with lace necks, lace yokes. I think it really is about time I used some of this.
We don't have many family heirlooms - maybe this collection is about it, my grandpa ran a wedding and evening dress business from the 1940s until the late 1970s and these laces are from his now long-departed business.