Wednesday, October 19, 2016

{Thrift Shop Temptations} Vintage Embroidery

On the way back from picking up some antibiotics on Tuesday, I stopped at a thrift shop I rarely visit. Parallel parking isn't my favorite thing and there's rarely a spot unless I want to park on a side street and walk a couple of blocks. I didn't find the book I was looking for, but I did find this adorable pillow case. 

I don't buy a lot of vintage embroidery, usually because I'm too cheap and would rather spend the money on supplies to do my own stitching. But it was only fifty cents and it's got that cute embroidered edging and just look at how delicate that stitching is! I had to look twice to be sure that it really was stitching and not somehow drawn on. Most of the embroidery I see is kind of clunky.

I don't know how anyone does anything this exquisite. Look at the back!  I'm in complete and total awe of this gal's sewing skills.

The fabric is discolored, but the stains are more obvious in the pictures than they are in real life.  I'm not sure if I want to use it on my pillow or cut out the birds and incorporate them into a quilt.  For the moment, it's a nice dilemma to have.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely piece, and a great dilemma to have!

Deanies Stash said...

It is beautiful. My sister embroiders like that where the back is alway wonderful. Not me! LOL! Although my daughter is very good like my sister. It would be beautiful incorporated in a sewing project.

xo Dianne


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