Friday, May 6, 2011

Vintage Embroidery Love

I have always loved things that were embroidered. One of my favorite pillow cases when I was a little girl had a pink mouse embroidered onto it. I wish I still had it. My mom also has a collection of tablecloths and napkins that were embroidered by her grandmother that I have always loved. I hope that some day she passes them down to me. Until that time comes, I have started my own collection of pretty embroidered things. I found all three of these runners at yard sales and didn't pay more than 50 cents for any of them. That makes it even better!
This blue runner has this pretty design on either end and the small design runs all the way down both sides. It is a little stained, but I still like it!
This one does not have any embroidery on it, but I love eyelet lace so of course I love this one! It has round edges and is very pretty.
This runner has a simple pattern of flowers embroidered on both ends. It also has a nice lacy trim all the way around it.

These pillowcases are some of my favorites. Again, all of these were found at yard sales and I literally paid pennies for them!
I love pansies. They represent thought for others and I just love this pillowcase. There are pink, yellow and purple pansies on this. There is also a pretty purple trim.
The design on this pillowcase is small and simple-a basket of flowers. It is very pretty!
This pillowcase has very intricate pink flowers on it. Someone spent a lot of time on this one between the flowers and leaves.
Not only do I love the pink flowers on this one, I also love the detail on the end of the pillowcase.
I think I have started a new collection/obsession! Now I am on the lookout for even more at every yard sale and thrift store I visit. I really don't think it's a bad thing...do you?!

Did you notice what I had my runners and pillowcases on? It is a twin sized head and foot board that I found at a yard sale on my lunch yesterday. I paid only $10 for it-score! When I told the lady I didn't need the rails, she was very concerned that my rails wouldn't fit. I told her I wasn't going to use it for a bed and then she was curious. This will soon turn in to a bench like this one that I will put on my front porch. As soon as my amazing husband gets it built, I will get it painted and definitely have some pictures to show you!!

Wishing all you wonderful mother's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Pink Saturday!

15 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

You have a beautiful collection of linens. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a beautiful collection of pillowcases. I love them. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday. Karie

Bethe77 said...

I love your lines! I love the stiching. I rmember learning how to do them when i was young. I still do some once in awhile it has been a long time. I made my mother in law a set of pillow cases. I thnk maybe that would be lovely gifts for my children. Thank you for reminding me of the lovelyness of the stiches and the linens.
Visiting from Pink Saturday
Blessings

LV said...

I am with you. I love all linens. Have more than I will ever use. However, I do use them on everything in the house. I love the pinks you shred.

Sarah said...

I love all your pretty feminine finds!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

d e l i g h t said...

There is something so beautiful about hand stitched linens and the color of the thread is so vibrant. You have a very nice collection and beautiful photographs. I am a new follower and invite you to visit my blog.
Linda

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

i'm sooo luving vintage linens - think i've even listed it in my blog profile! thanks for sharing your beauties with us!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous collection of vintage linens, Trisha! You just don't see work like that any more. I have a drawer full of linens, too, and like you, I enjoy using mine as well. And I love using the vintage pillow cases, too! I have headboard envy! I've been wanting one of those headboards-turned benches for a long time now! Can't wait to see yours:)

Stephanie said...

I love embroidery too! I just love all the details, and I think about the person who spent the time to create them. They would be so happy to know that they are still being appreciated! I need to follow your blog so I can see how the bench turns out.

I invite you to come visit my blog....I'm giving away something pretty! http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

Take Care,

Stephanie

Tara said...

I adore my garandmothers vintage linens and use them all the time..xx

Holly said...

Hi Trisha~
I really love embroidered things too - it almost seems to be a lost art. One of my favorite wedding gifts (years ago) was a set of embroidered pillowcases. I loved it.
Have a blessed weekend.

Jan said...

LOVE these!

Olivia said...

Hello sweetie! Oh my I am such a sucker for old gorgeous linens and these are just adorable! Ohhhh, you are gonna love that bench, my husband has built me some benches and hall trees out of old beds. So fun! Can't wait to see it all fluffied up.
Hugs,
Olivia

Katherines Corner said...

Oh how pretty. Great finds! The eyelet one too. But the embroidered ones ,they are the true treasure. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Trisha,
I am a linen collector, too! My favorites are pretty Southern Belles...they have to have pretty faces as some do not...and the eyelet lace runners much like the one you showed. I have three and am on the hunt for more. Other than that I love all white linens dripping in beautiful handmade laces and pretty embroidered linens which I have the most of!
I get excited going on the hunt as to what I might find through the next door!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil