Sunnyvale laceOnce a year the Sunnyvale Lace Museum has a huge clearance sale. I was ready for this year and wasn’t disappointed. Most everything I bought was 50 cents or a dollar. Sometimes I spent $4 for a dozen pieces of something.

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The handkerchiefs and doilies are my favorite.

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Sunnyvale lace handkerchiefs

I also got a grab bag for $2 of all kinds of ribbon, pieces of lace trim, embroidery thread and random pieces of lace samples. I love it all. I’m thinking I’ll be using at least some of this for a journal or two.

lace grab bag

My favorite was this piece of material from a French court dress. Who wouldn’t pay $1 to own a piece of something from the 1760s?

1760 silk court dress

In case you are ever in the area, go to the museum. It’s run — all by volunteers — by some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

The Lace Museum

552 S Murphy Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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