Monday, 23 February 2009

Crinoline Ladies......

I had a big rearrange and clean in my bedroom this past weekend. I have a bit of a Crinoline Lady theme going in there now!!

I love these beautiful embroidered ladies. My first apron as a little girl has lovely crochet ladies around the bottom. I have had a dressing table set for as long as I can remember too.

I found this beautiful large doiley a while ago on a thrifting adventure. I seem to buy these old linens with the intention to make them into other lovelies, but when I get them home and inspect them, often they end up getting soaked and starched because they are too good to cut up!!

I have put this one on my bedside table.


I had a lovely morning on Saturday at the Antiques and Collectibles. I was a little disappointed. Not many bargains, all fairly pricey bits and pieces. Beautiful all the same, I just wasn't there to spend huge amounts of money.

I did however buy one beautiful cloth with matching serviettes.


It is in beautiful condition with all the stitching and crochet edge totally intact. This in turn was the inspiration I needed for a big clean and rearrange in the bedroom.



During last week I enjoyed some time in the sewing room and finally was successful in my attempt at covering some books. I have tried a few times to do this unsuccessfully. The lovely Hen had made some beautiful ones in the last little while and she was very kind to put me onto a great tutorial.

I have covered a notebook, a little sketch/scrapbook and a diary.

The one at the front is covered in an old doiley - I did actually cut one up.



11 comments:

Sal said...

I do love vintage embroidery. You've reminded me that I have a pile of it,ready to take to the next fair. Love the Crinoline Lady.
;-)

thriftymrs said...

What lovely ladies. I love embroidery on just about anything.

http://lavenderhouse.typepad.com said...

The doiley covered book looks particuarly good.

Love Emma xxxxx

abeachcottage said...

oooh fab inspiration on the book covers, I'd like to try that, how easy was it and how did you do it

Sarah

abeachcottage sarah said...

thanks for taking the time to get back to me on that, I really want to have a try, just need time!!

Sarah
x

The Old Dairy said...

What Antiques and Collectibles!!!
O.K. I need to get back in touch with the real world....
That is the lovist Crinoline lady table cloth I think I have ever seen......I got my phone table from the little cooectables shop in Russell street, up from Rowes...
We must meet up for a cuppa one day.
Mandy

Anonymous said...

Hi Leisa, what a lovely find you had. I have an embroidered table cloth my grandmother did many years ago which I just cherish.Also love the covered books, what a beautiful gift these would make for a special friend.
Take care Sue Holland

Bobbie Lynn said...

I always enjoy seeing vintage embroidery. They beautiful and thanks for sharing. Makes me want to some embroidery myself.

Judith Tetley said...

Oh how lovely your Crinoline Ladies are. I was asked to design a Crinoline Lady for the Handmade Magazine some time back and it was one of the most enjoyable projects I have done. I did her in Redwork...just to add a modern touch.
Your recovery of old wordly items is brilliant...keep on enjoying the things that have lasted time.
Kind Regards
Judith
www.creativestudio10.blogspot.com

beadywitch said...

Beautiful.................

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