Saturday 28 May 2016

Old and used embroidery

Over a couple of weeks I found some embroidery in the thrift shops. I always look for embroidered table cloth or samplers. It gets harder but sometimes I'm lucky. This one is embroidered by hand. There are some stains on this one but I can use the good parts someday.

 This small tablecloth is machine embroidered but I like the chickens.

 A very soft and well used table cloth with lovely faded flowers.

 A unusual sampler in just a few colours: light and dark green, black, red and white. To see the white (on white) embroidery you really must look up close. There are lots of initials too but I don't see a date, can you see one?

 These two fabric covered boxes went home with me too. I can always use some extra storage....

See how busy it sometimes is when I look from our balcony onto the water? Nice view isn't it? Sometimes those bigger boats stop and tourists come on shore and do some bike trails here. Mostly American and Japanese tourists. We recognize them because they all ride the same bikes and wear helmets which most Dutch people here don't .

 And this is at our balcony on the other plants in pot like this geranium without flowers only leaves....
 My little to have a fountain on a balcony!

And Lizzy our little dachshund enjoying the sun. She always knows where to look for a sunny spot.

Have a nice and creative day,



Dawn said...

Wonderful shopping finds. I also like your view. We all wear helmets in the US. Even the youngest of children get used to it growing up,so,it becomes second nature. Cars can be dangerous here. My son was hit and his helmet saved his life.
Your dog is so cute, good idea and nap in a warm spot.
Have a great day!

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm always looking for good embroidery at the thrift shops too. I haven't found any as nice as yours! It's fun to see the views outside your home. A friend did one of those bike rides years ago. Since then I've been wishing to go someday.

Martine said...

Mooie borduursels . Van zulke vondsten kan ik ook heel blij worden.

ineke said...

Mooie vondst je borduursels. En heb je al een plan hoe je ze gaat verwerken? Blijft allemaal spannend. Fijne dag en tegen de tijd dat mijn LE af is spreken we wel een keertje af. Groetjes ineke

Anonymous said...

Lovely embroidery! There is something so special about wash and sligthly worn linen.

Annelein said...

Wat heerlijk al die bootjes zo voor de deur... genieten!!!