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'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vintage dishware and matching hand embroidered linens

make the dining table say "welcome and enjoy!"
don't you think?


As most of you might remember, I found this wonderful set of rose designed dishes a few weeks ago, and plan to sell them in my shop.

 


They have such a beautiful design. I also want to sell matching table linens, such as napkins and tablecloths to go with the dishes.

I have several pretty vintage rose transfers. So I just used this rose head design to hand embroider...........

Added a bud, and small yellow leaves to match the ones on the plate...........

and added a stem with red thorns and leaves to match as well.

It turned out to be very pretty............
I think................

 


and it matches my dishes very well.............
don't you think?
 

This is a table cloth that I am working on for the set of dishes...........
This is only the center design. There will be roses along the corners and probably stitched eyelets along the middle edges. A crocheted edging will also be added.

Since there are gravy bowls, a platter , salt and pepper shaker, and dinner plates, I will also make matching dinner napkins.
I think this will pull someones  heart strings and they will want to take it all home.
I do plan to also show and sell on Etsy.............letting those of you who live too far away to visit my shop a chance to purchase dishes and embroidery as well.
How about you?
Do you have your favorite dishes with matching linens?
Do you like to set a table with dinnerware and linens?
I would love to hear!
One more note...............
I am still working on creating a vintage country garden. After weeks of applying stripper and hand stripping off layers of paint..........the vintage gingerbread archway is now standing over my designed path! To read more about this and my garden plans just click onto this link
 


19 comments:

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your dishes are lovely, your tablecloth is beautiful and the archway is wonderful. I love it all. I hope you have a great week.

Sandy

jill said...

what a wonderful idea. I do not think I have ever seen matching hand embroider linens to match dishes. Such a pretty rose you stitched.
blessings, jill

ladycobblestones said...

Beautiful linen. Great idea. My dishes are white. Just white. Although I have been eyeing those older pretty dishes at yard sales lately. And there is some dishes at a second hand store that I visit every time I go to that store. Your idea may push me off the fence about getting them.
Smiles to you.
Linda

lil red hen said...

So pretty, Kathleen!! Almost too pretty to use! Someone will just have to purchase the whole set, both dishes and linens.

Marianne said...

Kathleen...I love, love what you are doing. The table linens are beautifully matched to the dishware. Oh, what a wonderful set this will be. You are one very creative woman. Looking forward to seeing it all when you're done.

The gingerbread archway is lovely.

Blessings my dear,
Marianne xo

Cindy said...

Your embroidery matches the dishes perfectly! So very pretty.

Bev said...

Beautiful years ago I cross stitched a table cloth yo match my china!! Not as intricate as yours but I do love the look!

Preeti said...

Very pretty embroidery, goes so well with your teaset and dishes.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That tablecloth is perfect with those dishes. The whole set will surely be a stunner. All the best, Tammy

GardenOfDaisies said...

How pretty! You have matched the embroidered linens perfectly to the dishes! Wouldn't those red roses make a beautiful Valentines gift?

janice15 said...

How much do you intend to sell it all for....??? I'm really loving it all.. tablecloth napkins and all.. let me know... with love Janice..
p.s. I'm glad we both love Homer Laughlin..

Patty H. said...

beautiful dishes!

Melody Brown said...

Oh Wow! How beautiful. Birds of a feather....check out my Rednesday post 8)

Willnnabel said...

Thanks for stopping in, yes how nice to match the set with beautiful embroidered table linens... I have been tatting some edgings for scarves and such.

Marianne said...

Just to say, 'Happy Thanksgiving', dear one.

Blessings,
Marianne xo

Conni said...

Your rose embroidery design is gorgeous and a perfect complement to the dishes!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I have always been drawn to Roses. Love the vintage dishware and your linens.

ina said...

Matching dishes and tablecloth - really awesome!The archway looks great.

Marie said...

Inspiration from vintage dishes is such a great idea! These all look so lovely together. Glad you'll be putting them on Etsy too.