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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dreaming of a Laundry Room

When I lived in California, I had my washer and dryer in the garage. In a way it was great, because I didn't have to keep it neat. But, I didn't like having to go to the garage when it was too hot, or too cold. Anyway, it was the garage where there are creepy crawlies that could get into my clothes!

Here in Texas, I have an actual laundry room!! Woooo Hoooo for me! But, it's not ideal and some day I'm going to paint it yellow, add white cabinets, and a utility sink.  Hopefully it will be this year, but you know how life gets in the way of plans sometimes.

Anyway, on my last shopping trip I found these adorable dish towels. They're birds (love that), they're yellow (the future color of the room), and they're doing what I do almost every day (washing and ironing). They're perfect!!

I'm going to hang two of them from the cabinet doors under the sink.  So cute!!

There are three of them, but I'm only keeping two (I think).   I know I've said it over and over, but I sure do love these hand embroidered linens. So much love went into making them. It's only fair that they get to be enjoyed for years and years.

Patricia :o)

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.