Friday, July 20, 2012

Cross Stitch

After a night full of thunder and lightning, I felt this morning like my brain needed a re-set. I sat down without a clear plan of what I wanted to write about today. When the writer's block didn't evaporate, I headed over to etsy for some inspiration. Its been a long time since I browsed just for the fun of it... I typed in the words "cross stitch" and selected the "vintage" category. Lo and behold, I found 195 pages worth of listings!

Antique linens, marked true to the fashion of the time...
Lovely old samplers...
Vintage table cloths...
Even printed mattress covers...
And inserts in leather portfolios...
Pre-printed kits hailing from yesteryear...
Lithographed tins...
Vintage kitchen samplers...
Victorian perforated paper tokens...
Even a vintage Saks Fifth Avenue shirt printed with a cross stitch pattern... and for only $10... I'd be buying this one if I was a size small... anyone?
By the time I got to page 30, my eyes had started to cross, and I decided I had better go find another way to re-set my brain... Perhaps some weed pulling will do the trick.

Nah.

By the way, click on each picture to be re-directed to its listing on etsy, and tell me if I helped you find a new treasure! Happy shopping...

3 comments:

marly said...

I had several beautiful beige linen tablecloths with scalloped hems - HUGE! - stamped for stitches and still in the bag. Napkins and tablerunners too, all vintage from Progress. Gave them all away.

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