I bought this Kentucky in the 1980’s
The beaded art holy pictures and embroidery are stitched with loving hands and passion by my DIL’s Grandmother in Kyiv.
My father’s mother, the one who taught me to knit, stitched this saying I have on my wall.
Being covered in glass, the photo is tricky.
My sister sent this elegant card for Thanksgiving.
It looks so pretty with the little stitches in shiny threads.
My sister Mary embroidered this Bert and Ernie pillow when Mark was little. So at least forty some years ago. I found it while going through a big basket of pillows on the third floor. Their faces make me think of Rubber Ducky and Doing the Pigeon.
I’m partial to Ernie. Do you have a favorite? I’ve a knitting pattern for an Ernie sweater but who would wear it?
“Their names are believed to have been drawn from those of two minor characters in the Frank Capra film It’s A Wonderful Life.
According to A&E’s Biography, Bert and Ernie were… the only Muppets to appear in the Sesame Street pilot episode,screen tested to a number of families in July 1969.” -Wikipedia
My sister gave me this vintage apron years ago.
It’s a conversation piece. I don’t know who made it.
Most of my aprons hang inside the pantry door and aren’t vintage. That will be another post.
This half apron is fun to wear when hostessing,
Just lift up the skirt of the dress for the unexpected.
A bit of lace and an embroidered flower. The fabric of the midriff is worn and there is a hole right where the navel would be. Maybe it is one of a kind?
And of course it it all trimmed with good old rick- rack.
The title a bit misguided because of course each and every collection is carefully cataloged and counted.
It was just that there were so many collections.
After going through the museum you felt as if you wanted to get home and start purging stuff. Look around and eliminate the collections in your house.
Lightner Museum in St. Augustine Florida had that effect on my friend Joanne and me.
My favorite collection was the Leonard H. Baer Toaster Collection.
Their website lists the collections.
From typewriters to Tiffany,
Otto Lightner’s collection of fine
and decorative art from the 19th century
is impressive and extensive.
The Museum’s eclectic collection
ranges from a mummy, shrunken heads,
human hair art, cigar labels, buttons,
salt and pepper shakers, to Tiffany glass,
cut glass, porcelain, fine art paintings,
furniture and sculpture all housed
throughout the four floors of
the original Alcazar Hotel.
Dressing Downton Changing Fashion for Changing Times October 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Yes, that’s the cafe in the old swimming pool.
Saturday morning, I hung the ersatz garland up in the front hallway and positioned the ornaments so the fronts were visible. The little embroidered dates on them surprised me. Some of my friends were serious counted cross stitchers (Aida!!) I was more of a dabbler. Focusing on smocking and knitting when time allowed although Laura wasn’t born until ’83 so that explains why there wasn’t a mouse stocking with her name on it.
A surprise gift from my sister from Arundel Ladies Booth.
My friend Joanne knit the tiny sweater years ago
One ornament from my needlepoint phase
“Un Poquito de Todo”
We were shopping for spices. I photographed this wall of beautifully colored thread for crochet and embroidery. The owners showed me a religious blessing ornament made with the thread. I asked if it would be okay to take pictures and they said yes.