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Smiled Upon

Yesterday, I was smiled upon by the vintage linen gods. I got to wade through a huge basket filled with beautifully embroidered tablecloths, napkins, handkerchiefs, pillowcases, etc., decorated with pretty crinoline ladies, cheery birds, and dainty flowers (and even one or two harps – yes harps).

Needless to say, I was very happy!

Antique embroidered satin silk pillowcase.

Vintage embroidered tea pot cover. Tea cosie. 1930s 1940s 1950s. Floral embroidery. Handstitched vintage linen.

Vintage embroidered linen. Embroidered crinoline lady. 1950s fifties embroidery. Vintage needlework.

Vintage crewel embroidery. Floral embroidery. Vintage embroidered flowers.

Vintage embroidered harp.

Vintage embroidered blue birds. Vintage linen finds.

Vintage embroidered hankie holder. Handkerchief case. Embroider griffin mythical creature monster. Embroidered rampant lion with wings. Vintage embroidered linen.

Vintage emroidered tablecloth. Vintage floral embroidery. Flowers. Shabby chic home decor.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!





  1. Fabulous!! I’ve been thinking a lot about my Oma’s hand-embroidered pillowcases from when I was a child and missing her even more. Thx for sharing these beauties. πŸ™‚

    • It’s amazing how things handmade by people we love leave such an impression on us. There’s something special in knowing they stitched those stitches, or wrote that note, or built those shelves, etc. that gives us a precious connection to them. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

    • Couldn’t agree more! There’s something special about handmade and craftsmanship that just can’t be replicated by machine. πŸ™‚

    • It was really nice to go through so much beautiful handiwork… I can’t imagine how many hours of stitching by lots of different pairs of hands must have gone into them. All the colours and flowers are making me look forward to spring!

  2. poppytump says

    I love the blue birds and the crinoline lady samples particularly Pippin ! I can imagine the smile of delight with all these to riffle through πŸ™‚
    Project ideas ???

    • I was certainly smiling a lot, with plenty of “oohs!” and “aahs!” thrown in for good measure πŸ™‚ I’m making a bag from the crinoline lady sample at the moment – I’ve had great fun picking out vintage fabrics and hankies to go along with it. Hopefully it will be ready for a blog post in the next few days (fingers-crossed!).

  3. Pingback: A Crinoline Lady Bag | Pippin Run Wild

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