Sunday, August 19, 2007

More New, Old Things

Several weeks ago, when I was helping my mom de-clutter, I was given several boxes of "stuff". This was back when I showed the stereo and girl scout sash, remember? Well a box got left in the van and I found it today. In it were more fun things. Lots of red glass, a 25th wedding anniversary picture of my parents, a milk glass split tray, and this...Pretty cute, huh? The part that appears white, is actually sheer. The pink gingham was used to do cross stitch designs on the apron..very clever. I love aprons, though I do not wear them. I have a couple of my grandmothers aprons and a pretty sunflower one my mom bought me. I do wear that one on holidays to protect my "fancy duds".
This was also in the box. I don't know why I like this so much. I just really do. I am going to use it to set my iron on in my sewing room. It looks "quilty" to me instead of "kitcheny". It is like plaster of paris with smooth stones set in it.

With fall just around the corner, I am thrilled to have this table runner. With my new love of stitchery, I am very happy to display someones talents. I do not know the people who made these things, but my mother does.
(I left it sideways so that way so you could get the effect.) Here is a close up of the leaves. The stitching is exquisite!
Finally, here is something that looks like it is custom made for my table. They are my colors and I really love it.

My mom thinks an old neighbor's mother in law made it. Beautiful workmanship and I know the effort that went into it and will treat it as such!

Well those are my new, old treasures. Thanks for taking a peek!!

11 comments:

Karolee said...

Wow! The time spent on all those stitches. What beautiful things to have as keepsakes.

CONNIE W said...

Such great "stuff" to have and enjoy!

Linda said...

Fancy leaving them in the van... They are lovely and look like it involved many hours of work. Enjoy your treasures.

atet said...

Oh my you have been a busy bee while I've been trying to catch up with my blog reading! What great treasures from your Mom and such other wonderful goodies in the mail. As for tying quilts -- I got a needle awhile ago that really helped with the last couple I did. It's been awhile, but if you think you're going to be tying one agian I can look for the info on it!

ann said...

What great treasures! It's so nice to have things that have a story to go with them.

Belvie said...

That table cloth looks perfect on your table. I love the old embrioderies like that!

Hope the first day of school goes smoothly...and the kids have fun!

Joni said...

You definitely got some treasures there. Isn't it interesting how much more stitcheries are treasured when you begin making your own!

Libby said...

That is quite a treasure box that was still out in the car *s* Enjoy!

Solstitches said...

Oh wow! I would be in heaven to receive a box full of goodies like this.
The apron has to be my favourite but the mosaic plate thingy is very interesting and the table cloth is just gorgeous.
Enjoy these lovely things. It will be nice for them to be used instead of stuffed in a box.

meggie said...

Those are lovely old items. I especially love the tablecloth. You have just reminded me I got some doilies at the weekend, & put them in the laundry to be washed, & had forgotten all about them.

Rose Marie said...

What treasures you have! Those embroidery pieces remind me of home growing up. We always had tablecloths that those around.