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Texture Tuesday

February 10, 2015

FebruI came across five of these ornate little hand stitched squares. I found them at a thrift store, as I rummaged through the linen. I think they are fascinating.

DSCN3404I’d like to know the history behind them, who actually did the work, and how are they to be used. They are so pretty, I’d like to display them in some way.. I am linking to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday.

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  1. February 10, 2015 4:28 PM

    They are beautiful, as is the tea cup. I love old linens. I know small pieces like that were used as doilies, maybe under a dish, a lamp, anything.

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  2. February 10, 2015 4:41 PM

    Beautiful. It’s nice that they have found a new home where they can be valued. 🙂

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  3. February 10, 2015 5:35 PM

    I have a couple of pieces like this that my mother made in her “hand work” class in school. Can you imagine — hand work classes? I think they might be a good addition to the curriculum, actually.

    We used to make handkerchiefs with one corner embroidered like that. That’s how I learned how to make French knots. 🙂

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  4. February 10, 2015 7:30 PM

    They are lovely … Mum used to have something very similar. 🙂

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  5. February 10, 2015 7:58 PM

    I have a couple of square doilies from my husband’s aunt. I would think they’re to be used like doilies like your other commenter said. Yours are exceptionally pretty with the embroidery. Quite a score.

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  6. February 10, 2015 9:06 PM

    Those are really pretty, and look nice with your teacup, too! Good job snatching those up!

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    • February 11, 2015 4:09 PM

      Thank you Patti! I am working on still life photography so am needing props..Watch out thrift stores here I come.. Lol!

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  7. February 10, 2015 11:22 PM

    WOW! Fascinated me, so beautiful. Thank you dear Roberta, love, nia

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  8. February 11, 2015 1:22 PM

    Pretty handwork, and I love your teacup ❤

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    • February 11, 2015 4:05 PM

      Hi Sarah, I admire it too and thank you! I am having to practice still life photography and I find that shades of blue always seem to look good…

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  9. Ellen permalink
    February 11, 2015 3:14 PM

    Very nice! I love embroidered things…

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  10. February 11, 2015 9:47 PM

    Wonderful find. Great photos. Your photo reminded me that I have a couple of hand stitched tea towels that my mother made. I’ll have to find them. Thanks.

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    • February 12, 2015 9:20 PM

      Thank you very much! I was happy to have found them. I hope you find the towels.

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  11. February 12, 2015 5:26 AM

    Truly beautiful. Amazing , isn’t it, the infinite range of creativity the human mind can come up with?

    Shakti

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