Monday, January 12, 2009

An Old Pillow Cover


When I was gathering things up before Melissa came the other day, I took some pictures of the things I had put on the dining room table. This is a pillow cover that does not have the pillow form in it. It is done on yellow organdy and the ruffle and trim on the dress and bonnet are black on yellow polka dot organdy. I just love the embroidery and the color of this. Found it in some antique store in Overland Park, I think. Whenever I find something like this, I wonder about the woman (probably was a woman) who made it and about what thoughts she was thinking as she stitched this sweet little piece. The flowers are just precious - and so is the little kitty. Sorry, think it is actually a little doggie. (Click to enlarge)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Carol - I just LOVE this (I'm really into embroidery these days...). Sorry, but your new way of posting only allows me to be "anonymous" :-<. I need to figure out what I am doing wrong...Julie

Kathy M said...

Hi carol. I hope this works. 15 x 21 for the challenge. Kathy

qltncarol said...

Sending myself a comment to see if I can figure out what Julie is doing.

Kim said...

Mmmm, I love things like this too. I have a decorative box filled with "found" items like doilies, hankies, and so on that were embroidered or crocheted. Garage sales, thrift stores... you never know where you'll find the next treasure!