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Pandora II

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I am so excited - I have bought the most beautiful antique lace veil. It's 1900's, ivory colour, 76" square, made in cotton and in perfect condition.

I am horribly sentimental and can never throw/sell/give anything away and have been struggling with the idea of eventually parting with whichever wedding dress I end up with. However, all my research so far has only taught me that I have expensive tastes
. I really don't want to spend huge sums on a dress I'll only wear for 6 hours, so... I'm thinking if I sell it later I won't really have spent that much money net.


I think it doubtful that any of my future descendants will want to wear my wedding dress, but Great-Aunt Pandora's antique lace veil might well be another matter. So instead of some enormous meringue hanging round my house in a huge box for years, I'll just have a little box with this in:

Pandorasveil.jpg
 

poptart

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THAT IS GORGEOUS.... you will look so lovely in that!

ETA: It's so difficult having expensive taste, isn't it?

*M*
 

Pandora II

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Here's a close up of the corners

Does anyone recognise this type of lacework? I'm wondering if it's Nottingham?

I am sooooo happy right now.

Am I the only person mad enough to now have to find a dress to go with the veil rather than vice-versa?


pandorasveil3.jpg
 

zoebartlett

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Hi Pandora! Sorry, I don''t recognize the lace work but your veil is absolutely beautiful!
 

Pandora II

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Date: 3/11/2007 5:54:14 PM
Author: poptart

ETA: It's so difficult having expensive taste, isn't it?

*M*
Don't! I so need to win the lottery! Might help if I entered I suppose


FI thinks I have gone totally nuts - especially when he knew what I spent
, but also seemed really touched that I'd bought something special for our wedding.

But, I spent 3 days of research on the Internet and am now Phd level in knowledge of costs of new repro and genuine antique veils - and I think I did pretty well.
 

poptart

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Date: 3/11/2007 6:05:49 PM
Author: Pandora II
Date: 3/11/2007 5:54:14 PM

Author: poptart


ETA: It''s so difficult having expensive taste, isn''t it?


*M*
Don''t! I so need to win the lottery! Might help if I entered I suppose



FI thinks I have gone totally nuts - especially when he knew what I spent
, but also seemed really touched that I''d bought something special for our wedding.


But, I spent 3 days of research on the Internet and am now Phd level in knowledge of costs of new repro and genuine antique veils - and I think I did pretty well.
It''s ok, DH finds my expensive taste rather daunting sometimes as well. That''s why I try not to buy a lot of stuff, haha. We would be entirely broke. I looked up Nottingham lace, and it does look very similar to the lace work you have, so it might be that afterall. By the way, just tell your FI it''s an "investment"... that word works on DH. "Honey, it''s a great investment! Haha! It really is lovely, and I love lace!

*M*
 

Pandora II

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Ha - the "investment" one is great,

Unfortunately FI feels I need to start realising some of my investments
 

Kaleigh

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Ooooh, it''s just beautiful. I love antique veils. I wore one for my wedding.
 

sarie_j

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Ohhh -- I absolutely adore that. I used to dress up in my grandma''s veil and had planned on getting married in it, unfortunately she had a fire and it got scorched beyond repair. Thankfully it wasn''t a complete loss so my mom made it into a handkerchief so I still get to wear it on my special day
 
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