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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Writer's Block

For the last several days (10 days! Wow, time goes by fast), I've had writer's block. So I thought it would be fun to show off some wonderful embroidery and crocheted work that I currently have listed on eBay. You can click on any picture to take you to there.


One of my favorite designs are gorgeous Southern Belles with beautiful crocheted skirts. This one is on a pillowcase.

I also love anything with Scottie Dogs! This little guest towel is adorable.


I really need to learn how to take super close ups of the embroidery stitches. Sometimes the work is so expertly done, with tiny little stitches, that is almost look drawn on. You have to touch it to know it was embroidered! Isn't this doily stunning?


Check out all those perfect French knots on this cutie. Next to Scotties, French poodles from the '50s are my fav! (OK, so I have a lot of favorites. Just about any animal or bird that is very well done gets oooo's and awwwww's from me.)



This doily is beautifully hand crocheted with a pineapple pattern. It's all done in white around a snow white field. Nothing adds a romantic touch like crisp white linens.
There's just something special about embroidered and crocheted items. To me they're little pieces of art that someone took their personal time to make. In a world that is constantly on the go, it's almost a foreign concept to just sit and be still. These linens evoke a quieter, more peaceful time. What an easy and inexpensive way to bring that beauty into your surroundings.
Blessings!
Patricia :o)

33 comments:

the rusty cupboard said...

I love your site. I also collect vintage doilies. Love them love them.

Kathleen Grace said...

Aren't these old pieces fabulous!? The women who made them are true artists. I am glad that their work still touches our hearts:>)

Leslie~Wayward Rose Cottage said...

Hi Patricia! I love the linens you just posted on your blog, but when I went to ebay and to your website, I couldn't find the two southern belle's you pictured. Have they already sold? They are just incredible! Of course, I love all the linens you have, and you care and present them so beautifully. I treasure the ones I have from you. Anyway, if you have the time, let me know about the 'girls'. ~Leslie

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Oh, my, these are so beautiful! I, too, love the Southern Belles. We have a vintage quilt hanging on the wall in our B&B with Southern Belles, each one in a different fabric dress and holding parasols. I love it!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I posted a reply to your comment, but wasn't sure you'd be back to see if. If you have time, please drop back by!

Now, I'm off to explore more of these fabulous little treasures of yours! And I'm tagging you so I can visit again soon!

Have a fabulous week and many blessings!

Paula
http://paulasserendipity.blogspot.com
www.tennesseebb.com

TattingChic said...

These are lovely vintage pieces! THanks for sharing!
I'm having a giveaway that includes hand tatted lace. Hop on over to my blog and join in the fun if you would like! :)

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I love your blog...and from San Antonio!!!
Your vintage linens are too beautiful. I am afraid that I can only collect such beauties. Will have to check out your auctions.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What lovely work and such pretty pieces. Blessings, Kathleen

Mayberry Magpie said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe your beautiful vintage linens. I swoon over linens and they are my true weak spot. It's not a good thing I discovered you :-)

Actually, I think you discovered me and I thank you for stopping by Mayberry Magpie. It's been meeting so many new bloggers.

Now I'm going back to your blog to drool.

luckygirlgifts said...

You have a fantastic site. Thanks for entering my One World One Heart giveaway. Your comments were very nice.
Cari B.

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for entering my give away. I think the fun of owoh really is to meet 'new' people, like you. I love these vintage linens and I'm off to see more of your blog. Nice to meet you!

Laura B said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your embroidery is beautiful, I love the poodle :)
Laura

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!
I love to brag on my fav SA stores and miss them terribly. There are two Homestead Handcrafts: one on Blanco Rd north of 1604, two is (the best IMHO) on Thousand Oaks / Starcrest just east of where Perrin Beitel turns into Nacogdoches.
Another great store is Ironside Antiques - on Wurzbach just off I10.
Finally for cottage primitives towards Floresville is a store. called Recycled Memories.
How I wish I could go with you :-)

judicreations said...

I love the Southern Belle and the french poodle looking into the mirror is sooo delightful. Sooo sweet. I love your linens. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
come by and visit when you have a moment..
have a lovely evening.

Marty said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Southern belle pillowcases remind me of what my mom used to make. What patience it takes!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Patricia! Always love looking at your pretties! Keeping my eye on your store! My daughter loves her lavender pillowcase!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Rice said...

These are just gorgeous and very tempting. : ) Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my drawing.

Brenda said...

What fun you must have hunting for these beautiful treasures. I have lots that my mother and her sisters made when they were young that I adore and would never part with because of their personal significance. Luckily not everyone thinks like me!

TRES BELLE said...

Beautiful linens!! You have a great eye for picking great pieces. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. We live in Tyler, Texas and had the pleasure of visiting San Antonio last year. Went to a place that served great crepes!!

Kris

My Child's Diary said...

Your work is so beautiful! Thank you for entering my giveaway. Hope to see you again, Miri

yarnplayer said...

Your blog is lovely! Such pretty handiwork, and so peaceful. Thank you for entering my giveaway.
http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/

Marianne said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog! You have so many beautiful things on your blog! I don't know how you find so many great treasures! I also love the music on your blog. I had never heard the music from Secret Garden before- it's beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a great day!

Violet said...

Visiting your site always infuses beauty into my day! Lovely!

Jan said...

Such pretty things! And your photography is top notch, too. Glad to find you.

Jan
Big Brown Dog Primitives

Kathy L said...

What a neat blog! I have always admired this kind of work. I found your blog thourgh the lovely comment you left on mine! Thank you
k

SunRose112@aol.com said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I had to visit your site as I love vintage / antigue linens .. my Mom saved the ones that she and my Grandma worked on. Including dolies, embroidery, crochete .. I still use the pot holders my Mom lovingly made for me. I also have a dear friend in CA that loves linens and so I will forward your blog to her.
The joy of the OHOW is that I am meeting such wonderful and caring and creative people. Wishing you the best, Rosanne from the Bronx, NY . www.SunRoseAromatics.blogspot.com

The Vintage Rose said...

Don't worry about writer's block, share the things you love, we enjoy seeing them too. I am so enjoying your music too. It's almost like walking into a beautiful gift shop, looking at beautiful linens, perhaps a tea cup or two with beautiful music playing in the background. I can almost smell vanilla or earl grey tea. blessing to you!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Beautiful collection...And wow...what a find on your millinary flowers...
Oh how I love vintage linens...I have stack...and am just being to selfish to share my "wealth"...I will check out you auctins! Happy treasure hunting to you!

Solange Belém said...

Hola Patrícia.
WOW. Qué bonitos trabajos.
Cariños

Sol

Terri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry about your writers block. You do beautiful work.

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Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow... those are all so gorgeous! I LOVE the Southern Belles!

~CC Catherine said...

Love your vintage doilies and embroidery, etc.. How lovely your blog is! I too love anything vintage and my blog reflects some vintage here and there amongst my love for my tea collection, decorating, and antiquing...and Shabby Chic! Please come for a visit soon and a cup of tea! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups" ;)

remclave said...

Wow! It's cool that someone else has a similar pattern to the one I was privileged to duplicate! Look here: http://craftingenclave.blogspot.com/2007/03/grandmothers-heirloom.html.