Thursday, March 06, 2014

More Mysterious Vintage

That little antique needlecase that appeared in my living room has possible explanations, but these have us baffled!  Would you believe that they turned up in my parents' garage, in my dad's box of oil rags? Mom saw them, intervened, and passed them on to me. 

No one has the slightest idea where they came from or how they wound up with the oil rags. (Do I need to mention that no one in our family would do that to pretty needlework?)  I don't know what I'm going to do with them, but the embroidery is absolutely gorgeous.  I'll keep them safe until I figure something out. 

There's one piece with a monogram. That could be from Delores, my father's mother, but aren't monograms usually the last initial? I can't figure out what this piece of hemmed flannel would have been. Or even if it went with the other two pieces. 

This post is linked to Vintage Thingie Thursday, Thriftasaurus, Share Your Cup, Ivy and Elephants, We Call it Olde, Savvy Southern Style


Coloradolady said...

in a rag box?!?!? Oh. My. Glad you were able to save them. Very unusual pieces, glad you have them now! Happy VTT

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such wonderful pieces that held someone's precious silverware! Rags? OH no!! Glad you rescued them. Visiting from VTT.

Needled Mom said...

What a treasure! I'll bet that one piece was used for polishing the silver.

Carol said...

It's wonderful that you saved them as they are just beautiful!

LV said...

They are definitely a great find.l I would say they were used to put the knives and forks in.

MarSha said...

I believe that each pouch would store 'silver' tableware and the flannel would be used to polish the silver.


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