My top reason is that Marsha gave it to me. It makes me insanely happy to deal with vendors whom I know on a first name basis. Her shop has been added to my list of places to shop first, because, as per usual, dealing with a person is so much better than dealing with a corporation. Please, remember to support small, Catholic businesses whenever possible.
Marsha's shop name is Fleur-de-Lis veils and I have an affinity for all things French. When I was little, all I wanted was to live in an old boarding house all covered in vines in gay Paris!
The weight and drape of this veil is beautiful. It has a nice body and is not too stiff, and not too flimsy. The fabric of this veil is the main reason it is my favorite out of my small collection.
This veil is a rich black, with a bit of shine. Black has always been a color that I wasn't too sure about for veils. I didn't want something that looked frumpy and have seen black veils that are not a true black, but a bit faded. The color of my new veil is absolutely perfect.
I enjoy the feeling of how my veil falls on my shoulders. As I said before, the weight of this is beautiful. I have had veils that were so light, they could slip off and I would not notice. Part of my favorite parts of veiling is the physical sensation of the devotion. It draws me into the Mass and payer, helping my mind not to wander. I don't know if that sounds crazy, but it's the truth.
My Little Lady enjoys my veil, as well. She buries her face in it as I hold her and holds it gently in her hand as she drifts to sleep. It is such a sweet sight seeing her lovingly cuddled within my veil.
Lastly, the lace pattern and finished edges are superb. This veil has such detail and was crafted with exquisite attention to those details. While there are many veils that look common, this veil is elegant and feminine. I am already eyeing a veil for Cowgirl, perhaps for Christmas. Oh, and there is that pink, silk veil that would be perfect for Little Lady in a couple of years.
Thank you, Marsha for your sweet generosity! Your kindness has deeply touched me and I will always treasure your meaningful gift.