Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LOVE ~ More wonderful LINEN and Embroidery

Hello lovely Peacock and baby deer....

Wonderful pillow shams in CRISP white.
Afternoon tea or supper cloth with matching napkins.

I think I could easily waste many hours sorting through vintage linen and pouring over the hand embroidery...the lazy daises and the fine little stiches...Ahhh don't you just love vintage embroidery? I have taken a new stash over to the cottage Garden Nursery today, freshly laundered and traditionally starched by Nan ~ thanks Nan xx. Included is some wonderful vintage pillow shams, that only for a husband that hates pillow cases with "bits on", very nearly stayed here with me. I have displayed them on an old pine Ironing board. These make fun side or hall tables or look great on a verandah and make quirky party bars. Hope you all had a lovely day.

10 comments:

  1. Those shams are divine!! Those Edwardians knew how to do Linen!!!

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  2. They are lovely Kaherine. Isn't Nan a gem! I bet she's the only one you can trust to wash and press them properly.

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  3. Just love it all. Your display looks fabulous.
    Pam x

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  4. Gorgeous, such a fabulous way to display them , love the wooden ironing board, Tamara

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  5. They look perfectly done! Gorgeous display. x

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  6. Hi Katherine and Kirsten, I just love those pretty white pillow shams, so pretty!
    Laura currie,
    my summerhouse

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  7. They are all darling and sure to be snatched up quickly.

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  8. delightful collection of linens, all that handstitching makes them extra special

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