I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Friday, February 21, 2014

Here are some things from my vintage shop........

Thank you all for your encouraging words about my opening of my vintage shop! I am so busy these days trying to get it all decorated and at the same time , trying to catch up on what I need to be doing around the house. I have decorated the walls of my shop and I will show you more as time goes on. This wall is all about roses. I have a hand painted plate in the center that I found at an estate sale. I wonder if the lady who lived there had painted this?. The two  oval needlepoint rose pictures are very old and I found them at a thrift store. There are 3 little metal roses on the wall that I bought from an import store. They were made in Mexico. Some things I have on the walls, I do not want to sell, but want to leave them for decoration............but there will be much on the wall for sale as time goes on.
As for customers..........no one knows I have a shop here yet..........except for friends. 
I am thinking about having a sign out front with balloons tied to it to get noticed on a weekend now and then.........what do you think? 

I wanted to show you all what I have just posted on my Etsy shop for sale. As I told you earlier, I want to pair up my embroidery, as well as vintage linens, with the glassware I want to sell. This is an  EAPG
(Early American Prescut Glassware) juice set. A little pitcher and 4 matching juice glasses. I also added a small vintage cloth that has been hand appliqued and I added 6 coasters that  I hand embroidered.  A perfect set to start any day of breakfast off with.........don't you think?

The next thing I have added from my shop is a set with a vintage bowl, vintage utensils and a handmade apron. 

This is a wonderful oven proof covered bowl from the Universal Cambridge Company.
They were in existence from the 1930's to the 1950's. 
( made in the USA)

When I saw this weathered set of vintage utensils, I just had to pair them with the bowl. The strainer has a hole, but can easily be fixed by weaving light wire throughout it, if desired. 
(from the A&J company, made in the USA)

and I added one of my handmade and hand embroidered aprons. It has a beautiful rose print to match the bowl and the green print leaves match the green handles of the utensils.  It has an over sized pocket with an embroidered rose.
( this was also made in the USA) .........lol
A perfect set for any collector of kitchen items. 
If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, you can go to my Etsy shop
or feel free to email me. 
Just so that you will know...........I don't want this to become a "selling blog" . I just want to show how embroidery can go hand in hand with dishware and glassware , and how great it is to use all of it together in our homes. 
Are there vintage items that  you like to use in your home?
I would love to hear!


Karen said...

These are all beautiful treasures! I love the coasters that you made and the lovely apron is gorgeous!

Phyllis Oller said...

I love seeing & hearing how you`ve changed a shed into a beautiful area to share with others.I like my old cookstove,I have a small ladder on the side of it with vintage towels & aprons draped across.I LOVE old dishes,I like to dream about who used them,were they saved for special occasions that they are still intact?Found you through Debra`s Sparrowgrass,phyllis