“Once upon a time there were three little sisters,” the Dormouse began in a great hurry; and their names were Elsie, Lacie and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well. They were learning to draw,” the Dormouse went on, yawning and rubbing its eyes, for it was getting very sleepy. “And they drew all manner of things - everything that begins with an M, such as mousetraps, and the moon, and memory and muchness…”
Adapted from: Alice in Wonderland – A Mad Tea Party
Memory and Muchness Vintage specializes in vintage lace, collars, cuffs and fashion embellishments. Our stock is all-natural fiber and most items are 70 to 150 years old. Lace is available in many lengths with unused store stock available in long lengths. If you need 20 – 60 or more yards of a single vintage lace, we have a large selection.
We carry Valenciennes, Alençon, silk Chantilly, Broderie Anglaise, eyelet, Swiss insertion, German bobbin lace, the tapes and trims for Battenberg and point lace, soutache, military braid and more.
If you’re sewing for mourning or just want black, we have an extensive selection of lace and trim, including Broderie Anglaise insertions and edgings, Valenciennes, Alençon and silk Chantilly. We also have black vintage lace fabric remnants and skirt panels with large ornate lace insets.
Sewing a flannel petticoat? We have selected Broderie Anglaise insertions and edgings on ivory flannel, imported from Belgium and Austria. Sewing 1920s? We have a rare assortment of 1920s Alençon motifs and insertions for 1920s lingerie including mirror images. Like most of our items, there are price discounts for multiple items and multiple yard purchases.
We offer silk thread and buttonhole twist, waxed silk thread for hand sewing, hook and eye tape with white enamel hooks and eyes on white percale with a covered placket perfect for dresses and underpinnings and other fine sewing notions.
If you want truly unique lace and trim for your special dress, this is the place for you. We offer lace in patterns that haven't been made for decades. Just bear in mind that once we sell what we have on hand, we won’t be able to order any more. But keep in touch with us. Rare one-of-a-kind items are added all the time.
Our website is always growing and adding new items. Come back often. We can arrange to meet on zoom for viewing and discussions or a curated selection of items will be uploaded to a personalized webpage and a link sent to you. No one else will be able to access your webpage and over time, we can add more items for your future creations.
Our website includes a design inspiration section with extensive dated reference from fashion plates and paintings for most eras, with an emphasis on the 1800s through the early 1900s.
We look forward to seeing you here on-line and at shows. Let us know what we can do to meet your fashion and lace needs.