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Monday, August 3, 2009

BLUEBIRD embroidered runners

It's been a while since I posted about linens, so I think it's time. While sorting linens, I noticed that I seem to pick out a lot of bluebirds. They ARE among my favorite embroidered animals, though truth be told, I love it anytime I find an embroidered little dog, cat, horse, etc. I occasionally pick up other colored birds, but they just don't seem to be as cute.






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OK, so this little bird isn't blue, but it's sooooo cute! We have lots of cardinals in our yard, so maybe that's what attracted me to this one. Or maybe it's because it's just so sweet.

























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What amazes me so much about these vintage linens, is the workmanship! I tried embroidery several times (and I'm not giving up yet), but I just don't have the talent and/or skill to make my stitches look like this. It's much easier to just find them and buy them than it is to make them. Plus there's still the crocheted trim to worry about. And that's something I can't do.


All the items listed are table runners and are in great condition. If you're interested in purchasing them, please visit my eBay site. Some are listed as auctions and some as Buy-it-Now. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.


Hope you had fun looking at these pretty art works.


Blessings,


Patricia :o)

13 comments:

TattingChic said...

Those are beautiful vintages pieces. It often seems that there's a lot of love stitched in with these old pieces, too. :)

Alison Gibbs said...

What gorgeous vintage table runners
Alison

the rusty cupboard said...

i love them all of them.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I agree....I can not make my stitches look so exact...or crochet the borders. It is much easier to buy them already done! I like the mystery that someone years ago sat down and hand embroidered them and they were saved through the years just for me to own!
~Patti

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Beautiful post ~ beautiful bluebird linens! I think I better have a look at your eBay site!
:)
~Becca~

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

These are such lovely pieces! I agree, there is just something about an embroidered bluebird that catches my eye! blessings,Kathleen

Bernideen said...

Lovely linens here!

Kathleen Grace said...

These are so beautiful! I am such a sucker for bluebirds. Love them and their pretty colors:>)

Solange Belém said...

Querida amiga Patrícia
Qué artes mas hermosas, belissimas. Me gusta mucho sus trabajos.
Cariños
Hoping you have a wonderful week end.

Sol

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
You always seem to find the prettiest treasures (smiles). Dropped by to say Hello and see your pretties!!! I wish we had more items like these here in the islands but not to many people collect vintage or victorian. So really have to search and sometimes I get lucky and find some pretties. And finding buttons are scarce.

Hugz Lorie

Gina E. said...

Oh they are sweet. I have some bluebirds in my collection, but they are not my favorite...I don't need to tell you my favorite embroidered bird, seeing I've bought quite a few from you!

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Patricia! These are all lovely embroidery items. This art was big when my mother and grandmother were growing up and I have some wonderful items I received through being passed down. I cherish anything old as well...and am much more interested in the stories of how people lived their lives way back when. My husband and I collect vintage books and some of my favorite are on "The Home" and how they lived. :) Have a blessed day Patricia! ~CC Catherine

New York Vintage Linens said...

Very sweet~ I love vintage embroidery with Bluebirds. Love your hankies too!
Thanks for sharing
Carolyn