once dreamed about and in wait for embroidery, found it's way into a box at a flea market and was taken home by myself to be brought to it's full potential that it was once designed for.
A small tablecloth, still stiff from starch, it's cotton material not stained..........
and designed with these cute dish motifs for embroidery!
I think these designs are from the 40"s ? There is one in each corner of the tablecloth.
There are holes throughout the piece, but that will not be a problem because I can easily patch them.
It is edged in a colorful crocheted edging. I am not completely sure, but I think that this is a piece that was probably already stamped for embroidery and sold in a five and dime store........
am I wrong?
So I took the time this week to embroider one of the motifs. I think I am going to embroider each motif in different colors...........instead of matching them up.
What do you think?
Also to my delight...........I came upon a whole set of vintage scissor pockets. Do you remember these? These were used to store the seamstress scissors. And they were not to be used by anyone for any other reason than for cutting fabric.
Each piece is so unique and in wonderful condition. The collection looks wonderful on the walls of my vintage shop and studio.
I have not listed them yet, however, I am willing to sell a few. My shop is now open and ready for business. I have cleared all the rules and licenses and now can enjoy selling..............if I can get customers to find me.
I want to show you my kitchen area. It is full of vintage dishes and kitchen items.
(click on picture for a better view)
I have vintage dishes of every shape and size..........with roses on so many of them!
Do you like the " Homemade Pies" cutting board in the center? A friend gave this to me a few years ago because I always talked about wanting to have a pie shop. So it is for display only, because I love it!
I have a shelf of vintage glassware on the other side of the kitchen area........
and I love the old quilt tops on top of the vintage Royal Crown soda box.
I have embroidered linens in the drawers of the dressers, but I had to display some on this cute little cart that I recently found.
A small vintage night case has hand crocheted pieces spilling out over it.
This is a very special piece and you can read the story about this, if you would like , on my country blog.
Just click onto the link
Now that spring is here, I am hoping that you are finding the weather warmer and sunnier?
What are your plans for this spring season?
Are you planning gardens..........or are you planning projects.........
I would love to hear!