Monday, March 10, 2014

Vintage Embroidery, Smocking and Lace

Vintage Pillows

I am addicted to vintage pillows and have an extensive collection.  
I have some that date back to the 1800's and some as recent as the 1950's.
I just found the big fluffy round one.  It's so big and cushy.
I absolutely LOVE it!
I adore vintage embroidery........  and the smocking is to die for.  If that's not enough.....  it has an outer row of  3 inch lace all the way around.
Quite scrumptious!

I love Southern Belle's.
I have dresser scarves, pillows, sheets and pillow cases with the cutest embroidered Southern Belle's.  I made the Southern Belle pillow from an old damaged pillow case.  There was only one....  not a pair....  so this seemed the best way to salvage the embroidery.
I love it.

Wishing all you lovelies a wonderful week!

Sharing with
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My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!


Meg said...

ohhhh...the smocking is simply gorgeous, and thank you for your comments on my bridal headpiece collection...I have decided to take
pics of the whole collection so stay tuned!! xxx

Createology said...

Your vintage pillows of lace and smocking and embroidery are exquisite. Blissful...

Victoria said...

It's been far too long since I've visited here Elizabeth! Your pillows are gorgeous, I love all the stitching details:) Hope you're doing well!

Alessandra said...

They looks marvellous! Those pillows are such romantic, very beautiful. The embroidery is perfect and just gorgeous.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my they are all beautiful. Such wonderful needlework. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

living from glory to glory said...

Hello There! Where have you been?
I enjoyed seeing these, they reminded me of my Grandmothers collection. Come visit me soon, missed you!
Blessings, Roxy

Donna Wilkes said...

I can never pass up a piece of embroidery. Love your Southern Belle collection - that pillow is gorgeous!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Oh, my goodness...that round pillow is absolutely exquisite! Any woman who loves such beautiful vintage items is someone I want to be connected to, so I'm your newest follower! I invite you to visit, and perhaps follow if you like what you see (I have a few posts with vintage tablecloths I think you might enjoy.) :) ~Zuni

Susan Clayton said...

Drooling here! Love them all!

LV said...

I have a lot of crochet and embroidery linens. They were inherited from family estate. Some have the same designs as one of yours.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

All so beautiful ! I buy needlework whenever I see it, can't imagine anyone giving it away.
Happy Pink Saturday !

Betty Young said...

Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I love all your beautiful items in your shop.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your pillows are just gorgeous! I visited you Monday and drooled over that fluffy round pillow...pinned it to my Pinterest board...and should have left you a comment then, but got! Have a wonderful week end...hugs, Penny

Marti McClure said...

Oh the embroidery work is so beautiful! I just live the colors. Happy St. Patty's Day and Pink Saturday too! Xoxo. Marti

Paulette Adams said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I adore all vintage embroidery and treasured finds!
Thank you for sharing all your lovelies.
Happy St. Patty's Day!