Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday


I love Vintage and Vintage Style Advertising - and here's a few you might enjoy! I love the one below - It has the vintage flavor, with added humor of modern day thoughts!!!

The item I've chosen to include today is something very unique and delicate - a hand embroidered pillowcase. A simple item, commonly decorated by women of yesteryear to feather their nests during baby's nap time, or while watching a favorite soap opera....

This design is of lotus blossoms and lilly pads - the colors remain bright and the stitching is all intact - I spied it at an old re-sale shop. It seems a shame to put a price tag on the time invested creating this work of art!


Flawless stitching, so painstakingly created! She added the lace edging by hand, and even the hem was hand-stitched ever so carefully!






Here is a view of the back side of her labors - she even stitched a tag with initials inside. Was this for a home economics class? A County Fair exhibit? Or for her own use at home? Simply lovely!





For more postings of vintage items, please visit our host, Colorado Lady, where you'll be certain to see some very unique items! Happy VTT to You!

29 comments:

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Espresso and free kitten....love it! xo -C ^..^

Coloradolady said...

I agree...Such workmanship to be discarded. I love them too, I guess you could tell by my post today. This one is very pretty, and I love the colors and design...but the initials is such a sweet bonus. Have a great week and Happy VTT.

Miri said...

Love your signs! Useful Junk...that's for me!
The pillowcase is just lovely! The hemming is beautiful...I just embroider on purchased pillowcases-she totally made the pillowcase too!

This simple Life said...

It seams that pillow cases are popular today, yours is very nice. I love the feel of vintage linen.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

I love Vintage Advertising! The child one is ADORABLE! Yes...I believe the pillowcase MUST have gone to the County fair...surely a Blue Ribbon Winner! Happy VTT!

Elizabeth said...

The embroidery is so perfect, I always have bumps somewhere in mine.
I am hosting a bunch of giveaways this week. It ends Friday night. Hope you'll check it out.

foxxy said...

Love love love vintage pillowcases. I have several that my mother embroidered. I also pick some up at yard sales. Great post!

SueLovesCherries said...

Did you and Suzanne collaborate for today! LOL! They're beautiful. I feel if someone took the time to do the work, then someone should take the time to display them - glad it was you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your old advertising sign. I just wandered over from Penniwig's place and fell in love with your blog. I'll check back often. Watch out for that flail!?! Sally Hackney sjhackney@yahoo.com

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Your signs are great and the pillow case is just lovely. Such beautiful handwork.
Molly

Sarah said...

What a beautifully embroidered pillowcase...almost a lost art now. Really enjoy seeing old advertising...even the updated ones!

Jan Ely said...

Love the children's sign! Thanks for the chuckle!

LV said...

I love all linens and have several old ones. Maybe one day, I can show mine.

Chatty Crone said...

That pillowcase is fabulous. Some one took a lot of time and love with that.

Free cat and expresso - that will keep the kids off!

And tell me - 'some items' get more valuable with age - do we?

Susan said...

Someone sure took pride in their work--these pillowcases are lovely. Loved the sign. I started drinking coffee when I was a little girl. It was always brewing and my mother would give me a cup of half coffee and half milk. I love coffee to this day.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. look at the pillowcase! i love them.. thanks for sharing & have a nice day! happy VTT

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Chatty's asking a good question...we value everything old it seems, but our aging selves!
Aging women, especially, get pushed to the back of the line, traded in, and devalued in oh so many ways.
Love your signs, and those pillow cases are exactly what I look for at yard sales and thrift shops. Always love seeing them! Makes me think of Grandma, from Bay City, Mi.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Monica...if we ever do the western coast of Michigan tour in the rv, to see the lighthouses, I'll contact you, for a meet and greet, OK?

shopannies said...

I love old advertising pieces as well

Marie Reed said...

I love the bread ad! That would make my kind of sandwich! HUGE and yummy!

Amy said...

yes I too love vintage advertising, do you ever watch the tv series "mad men"?

Ruby said...

Thanks for dropping by, the signs are just adorable. And your pillowcase is gorgeous. Amazing what they found to embroider. I never took to coffee but remember it as a special "treat" as a child. It was always with half milk. They would tell us young'ns it would turn us black inside. :0

Ruby

Donna said...

Great stuff!!

Bea said...

RMS did a lovely job on the pillowcase. Love old linens. Glad this one found a home with you.

CC said...

I love the advertising..little boy with the thought of a kitten is adorable..but oooo, that pillowcase!! It's just beautiful. Like you, I can't imagine someone discarding it. It's wonderful that it has a new home with you..

farmlady said...

Love those old signs.
Do you ever think about all the skills we lost when T.V. and computers took over our minds. Those embroidered pillowcases are beautiful. I have quite a few of these lovely vintage cases but I wouldn't know where to begin to do that kind of hand work.

mannequin said...

Why would someone do that, toss aside all that love and work? It's sad to think of who and why..
but it's lovely to know that now it is loved :)
And the ads are cool too!

Dawn said...

HOw beautiful--I have a friend who doesn't like to embroidery because it looks messy on the wrong side (eye roll!) But that looks just as beautiful!

Dawn said...

How beautiful!