Monday, August 20, 2012
I am always on the look out for pretty or quirky vintage linens. Often times they sell for hardly anything. They remind me of just how creative women through the ages have been. Over the weekend I picked up this dainty tea towel at our barn sale. I would say she falls into the quirky and a bit risque category. She measures approximately four inches from the tip of her shoe to the tip of her ribboned hand. A sheer hankie was used for her nightie. I do not know what her top is stuffed with but it could be buttons made from the red fabric and then covered in the sheer hankie. The applique and embroidery stitches are exquisite. Part of my collection also includes the hankie with the baby. The bonnet and the dress attach to the little doll and the skirt forms the corner of the hankie. Isn't it amazing? I could use a lesson in patience from the hands that stitched these pieces!
Posted by Sewn With Grace at 9:35 AM
Labels: crochet, Embroidery, Vintage
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That is adorable! What a wonderful find!!!!ReplyDelete
I like her! She is a bit quirky! :) Wonderful find! Hope you have a wonderful week! xo HollyReplyDelete
Indeed a wonderful find! Would also love to have the patience (and skill!) for such a delicate piece. Have a happy day xxReplyDelete
Oh, my, that risque lady is an amazing find. I remember a bit of the gossipy shock back in the late 50's or early 60's when some magazine suggested women should meet their husbands at the door as the men returned home from work--and that the women should be dressed in Saran wrap! Maybe the risque lady is a reaction to that!ReplyDelete
Oh I love that! Too cute for anything! :)ReplyDelete
She is quite the find! Women were quite creative and talented in their creations!! A barn sale sounds like such fun! Happy Monday! ox HeatherReplyDelete
That is certainly a very different tea towel! What a great find.ReplyDelete
That is a great find. Wouldn't you love to know the story of the pattern.ReplyDelete
I love vintage linens.
The reason I keep looking. All the ingenuity of someones hands...smiles..ReneeReplyDelete
I'm not sure about her but I like the doily in the background.ReplyDelete