Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Vintage pretties... direct to your door !!

This morning, I had my own little private viewing of vintage pretties!!! ;-)

My lovely friend, Amanda, came over for coffee... and a natter (and my, did we natter !!)
And then came the 'serious business' of spreading out her wares on the carpet!!
Would you like to see, close up?

I have this terrible weakness for vintage embroidery! ;-)

Dear Amanda, thank you so much for your company!
Having had a well earned break,

Amanda (aka Shabby Chick) will be stalling again at Totnes, from Friday Feb 12th !
Do pay her a visit if you are in the area!

Oh...and I must not forget one last thing...I paced up and down in my house (yet again) early today.
Here's a clue..Mirror , signal , manoeuvre!
Someone had his driving test!!
Let's just say that I am now the only person in the house who did not pass their test first time!!
Well done Nich! ;-)


galant said...

Love the embroidery! How strange that such old-fashioned looking embroidery is now oh-so-fahionable! My Mum used to do this sort of stuff and I ran a mile from it, thinking it terribly naff and now it's terribly chic! I will put 12 Feb on my calendar and try to get to Totnes (weather permitting) and even might persuade my neighbout to go with me! I don't know Amanda's stall but the market place isn't that large, I'm sure I will be able to find her without SatNav (as if I didn't learn map reading in O level Geog at Grammar School!)
Margaret P

galant said...

Oh, I forgot to say Well Done Nich! We're a family of first-time-passers, all the lot of us!
Margaret P

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh my, my idea of HEAVEN vintage embroidery I just love it. GORGEOUS just gorgeous!

Oh yes.......well done Nich

BusyLizzie said...

You have some beauties there Sal! - and nice to "see" the wonderful Amanda aka Mrs Shabby! Liz x

Simone said...

Beautiful selection of embroidery. There must be hours of work there. Well done to Nich on passing his test!

Hen said...

Congrats to Nich, well done, it's not easy to pass a driving test nowadays.
Lovely cloths, Sal, I'd have gone a bit mad too. Must make a date for our next trip to Totnes. You didn't tell us whether you bought the lot!
Hen x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Some lovely pieces there sal. And congrats to the driving test passer.

Menopausal musing said...

Oh my, oh my, oh MY! I got excited just looking via your blog!!!!!!

Well done to your son.... (I took three goes at it, and still don't like driving!).

Lyn said...

Lovely vintage embroidery, and well done Nich on passing your test.

Shabby Chick said...

YOU love vintage emroidery??? Who knew?! ;)

It all looks gorgeous to me!#]

Well done Nich :)

Mel xxx

Joanne said...

Oh wow, now I really don't like vintage it's just not me but you just may of turned me I adore every one of those vintage embroidery's they are just beautiful.
Congratulations to Nich

Joanne x

landcuckoo said...

Ooooo beautiful!
Well done Nich!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Oh Sal, I love a challenge!

Well, how did I do?

Lisa xo

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous - I tried to stick my hand in the computer to steal them, but it didn't work!!

Lalabibaby said...

What a gorgeous collection Sal ... did you keep the lot??? Well done to Nich on the driving test too ... it took me 5 attempts !

Bobbie Lynn said...

Congrats Nich. Thank you for sharing your wonderful embroidery collection.

Carol said...

Congratulations Nich.
What a beautiful embroidery collection.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sal...Mrs.Shabby here! (thanks Liz!...I am pretty shabby though!)
Was just lovely to have coffee with you today...and yes girls...she had the lot!!!
Really looking forward to the wonderful creations that you will make from them...hours of fun there!
'til the next time...lots of love and lots of thanks...
Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Mattenylou said...

I love your collection of embroidery, so wonderful! I have many old pieces that I've picked up at tag sales, seems to be getting more popular here, too.

I just found you from Anne's Frayed at the Edge link, congratulations!

Lace hearts said...

Well done Nich!
What a fantastic selection. I'd have been in seventh heaven. I love the cottage one, but they are all beautiful. If I visit Totnes again, I must try and make it for a Friday and visit her stall.
Your comment made me laugh, about the mashed potato. We also had sewing - the first thing we made was a skirt, and I put it on and it fell round my ankles. Put me off sewing for a while!

Anonymous said...

Does she do door to door countrywide?
Oooh I wish!
Simply gorgeous.

Tilly Rose said...

oooh Sal...what gorgeous goodies they were! I LOVE embroidery treasures....such love went into making every one.
Just wonderful!
Hugs Karen x

Guenievre said...

Bonjour !
Beautiful embroidery. I especially like the one with the cottage & garden.
Félicitations à Nich pour le permis de conduire !

Karen said...

Gorgeous embroidery pieces, they all look so delicate and pretty - lots of deicated work in these pieces :)

Rosie said...

What lovely embroidery - I always wonder about the people who did the work and what their life was like, don't you? Congratulations to Nich for passing his driving test:)

Joe said...

Well done Nich :)
Lovely embroidery, bet you did buy the lot....what are you going to make? Can't wait to find out.
How lovely to see Amanda too, when the weather gets better we'll have to meet up again for another trip :) x

Curlew Country said...

Gosh what fabulous embroideries Sal. You lucky thing getting to see them. I love the one with the cottage and the flower border, I knwo whta you mena about a weakness for them. Just today bought a huge tablecloth for £2 from a charity shop. Seems a crime to get them so cheaply. At least it'll be loved all over again.

Have a lovely weekend.

Sarah said...

A true feast for the eyes on a gloomy January afternoon!