As some of you, and the list of those who do, gets smaller every day, remember….”Arsenic and Old Lace” was a great old comedy classic movie from 1944 staring Cary Grant. Well this blog doesn’t have a dam thing to do with that movie……….
What it does have to do with is “old lace” and what better way to display a beautiful collection of fine Victorian lace than on an age appropriate Victorian Iron Bed.
As is the case in this customers photo, she has used the nearby window to display more of her beautiful collection. Which balances those pieces she has draped over the head and foot board of her bed.
True Victorian lace is rarely pure white. Age usually, ever so slightly, discolors the fabric to an “off white” or “ecru” hue….. just as the iron beds pure white finish over 150 to 200 years has also turned slightly “off white”. So the tones of the lace and the finish on the bed, blend perfectly.
Another great reason for using a strong cast bed frame with a collection of soft feminine lace is for the stark contrast it brings to both the lace and the bed.
If you look closely at the castings on a lot of iron beds you’ll notice they either have a floral motif or that of a beautiful Victorian design. Now look at most Victorian lace…..yep….floral designs and Victorian.
Antique Iron Beds and Old Lace were made for one another………. figuratively and literally.
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