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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

 St. Valentine's Day is a world wide celebration of love and romance. Red roses and chocolate hearts are a traditional gift for a loved one.  But roses fade, and chocolate gets eaten (Yummy)!

Another way to celebrate is to take out all your vintage embroidered hearts.  I didn't realize the variety in which our fore-mothers designed their hearts.  These are just some of the hearts that I've recently sold in my eBay store.
 This beautiful blue heart on pink roses is on a stunning pillowcase.
 These sweet daisy garland hearts are embroidered on each end of a table runner.
 Some hearts are appliqued like these pretty pink hearts, above, on a dresser scarf.
 Red roses and little daisies create this lovely heart. The words "his" and "hers" are embroidered into the bow at the top. So romantic!
 The hemstitching around these lovely posy hearts makes this runner unique. It is way more beautiful in person than in the photos.

The silk ribbon embroidered heart is a bit more modern than the others. There are tiny pearl seed beads tucked into the little rosettes. 

Even dish towels were touched with a bit of romance. These two puppy dogs are too cute!

I never cease to be amazed at the talent, creativity and patience the ladies put into their every day linens.  What a great way to add a touch of love to your decor that turns a house into a home.

Happy St. Valentine's Day!!

Patricia :o)

Ps:  The items in this post are no longer available, but if you're interested in seeing what other things I have listed, please visit me at my eBay store by clicking here.

25 comments:

yaya said...

I do have many vintage linens but I don't have many with hearts. Now, I'm inspired to look them over and see what I have and put them out for Valentines Day!

Donna said...

Such beautiful hearts! Love the ones on the dresser scarf! Hearts like these are full of love in the work they took to do for others. Amazing works! Happy Valentine's weekend!

Ashley said...

LOVE the idea behind your blog! I used vintage linens for my wedding... soooo great!

Julie Harward said...

I love them all but the one I really like is the strawberries and daisyies/his&her....so sweet..beautiful work! :D

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Love the last one!!
I must go through my linen too. I'm bound to have a few hearts. Great post :)

By the Bluegrass said...

Oooh, what a lovely collection of heart linens! I bet those sold like hot cakes. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to looking through yours.
xo,
Sena

Marlene said...

Oh my, these are so gorgeous! Have not run across any with hearts. Love the last one with the dogies, super cute.
xxx
Marlene

Val said...

I would never think to do a post like this for Valentine's - very clever! I think that hearts must be one of the most common themes for linens, after, of course, flowers. I do especially like the ribbon ones, too.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have a beautiful set of pillowcases with red hearts on them that I bought from you some time back. I just got them out and put them on our pillows... :)
These are such beautiful examples of the lovely things you sell.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Mona

Blondie's Journal said...

All of these pieces are just beautiful, Patricia! I really love the one with the puppies...so cute!!! What a great collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I was laughing over you just liking the commercials during the Superbowl...I watched them the next day on Yahoo! The little Darth Vader guy was too cute!

Happy Valentine's Day!

XO,
Jane

Maureen said...

These are just the sweetest ever! Sooooo cute!

Babbs said...

So true, I would much rather receive some of those lovely heart vintage linens. I recently inherited a ton of my Great Grandmother and Grandmother's linens and thought the same thing...all the time and talent, love and lovliness woven into everyday items that were used!! I treasure them. Love these!!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what treasures you have shown us. They are all so pretty.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY PATRICIA!
Thanks for the visit. Beautiful, Beautiful linens!
Enjoy
Mercy

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments about my forsythia/vase. I love all your vintage embroidery. I especially loved the poodle apron in an older post. I never find poodles in embroidery! Wah!

Rose Haven said...

I LOVE ALL THE HEARTS!! Especially the ones with the puppy dogs!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Vintage linens just have so much character, don't they? I think it's because they've been loved and looked after. It gives them a lovely glow!!!

Your ones with hearts on are beautiful. What a great post for Valentine's Day.

Sarahx

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love that dog towel. Very cute. I just checked out your eBay site. Great stuff.

Warm Hugs Design said...

Beautiful photos as usual Patricia. Thanks for sharing some of your special linens. Was so fun!

Warm hugs,
Pam

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Patricia, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. Your embroidered pillow slips and linens are lovely and I especially like the last one - very cute :-)
Pam

Victorian1885 said...

There is nothing nicer than vintage linens! Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Yes, exactly. Those took hours of love and labor. Just beautiful! Thanks for showing us.
Sherry

donna said...

I love your vintage linens. Esp. the hearts.

Tink's Spin said...

thew hand work is so beautiful I could stay here all day, thanks Tink

Nena said...

Olá,Patrícia!
Estou encantada com os bordados,obrigada por partilhar.
Vou seguir você,ok?
Um beijo,Nena