Thursday, 14 August 2008

Vintage bits and bobs.

Chatting to my mum about my vintage embroidery, on Monday evening, brought me a small treat! Four small dishes, which she purchased at Newton Abbot market some years ago, from an antique stall.

Depicting the popular crinoline lady,I think they are rather lovely...
Matching up well with my crinoline lady napkins

All I need now is the tablecloth to match.. I bought one ages ago to embroider but as yet..!

Meanwhile, if you are interested,here are some snippets of info :

15 comments:

Hen said...

I love love love crinoline ladies! My fave is a pink tablecloth with a crinoline lady in each corner, 50p from a car boot. It's great to see all you vintage treasures. Lovely blog.

Best wishes
Hen

Shirl said...

Lovely dishes and napkins. Thanks for the links too!

summerfete said...

My gosh I have a very similar tablecloth, I must get them out to show you!
Cute dishes too!

Clare x

Rosie said...

The embroidered crinoline ladies are so pretty - I like your dishes too. I have a Lloyd Loom laundry box with an embroidery of a crinoline lady on top under glass. Thanks for the link to the fashion era site - it's fascinating!

maria said...

I love the tablecloth, the flowers are beautiful.
I have to admit that I've never been keen on crinoline lady designs (sorry),but have to say I'm changing my mind.
Maria x

Country Cottage Chic said...

How lovely! They all look so pretty together.

Leisa said...

Absolutely delightful china and linen! The tablecloth is stunning - I love it all!

Amy said...

Oh These are so beautiful!! You are so very lucky to be the caretaker of such fun and lovely items!!
I love your ladder you painted and showed in an earlier post.
Have you been to my site to pick up some free and very pretty clip art and images?. Go see!!
AMY

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

WOW, AREN`T YOU LUCKY FOR HAVING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION!
NOW, EVERYTIME THAT I SEE A CRINOLINE LADY, I WILL THINK OF YOU, FOR SURE!
BY THE WAY, THANKS FOR THE LOVELY COMENT THAT YOU LEFT ON MY POST, (SHINING CHANDELIERS), IT GOT ME IN STITCHES!
HOPE YOU HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!
KISSES KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS
XXX

LOUISE said...

You just need four crinoline ladies to come to tea now! The cloth and napkins really are a work of art, and lovely dishes from your Mum. x

Country Bliss said...

The napkins and dishes look lovely together and the tablecloth is gorgeous.
Yvonne

the flour loft said...

the floral cloth is stunning.. such a labour of love to create such a beautiful piece.
ginny x

twiggypeasticks said...

There is an award on my blog for you!
Twiggy x

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I didn't know they were called Crinoline ladies.

Come and join the camper van swap I'm running on my blog - I'd love to see what you could make!

(PS - I haven't forgotten your giveaway bag - fabric's all ready, buttons are chosen, I just need to find me some time!!)

Marie Antionette said...

Oh my!,these are drop dead gorgeous. Marie Antionette