Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vintage Loveliness

I was having a little rummage around in one of the local charity shops this weekend and imagine how my heart skipped a beat when I found this lovely piece of vintage embroidery tucked away in a basket of pictures and frames.
Isn't it just adorable?  It's stitched on linen.  The linen has a few stains, but I'm hoping that I might be able to find some help online which will advise me on a way to get it cleaned up without doing too much damage.  Any one of my lovely blog readers have any tips?
The majority of the picture is made up of cross stitch with a few long stitches on the cute little blue birds.  It's been shoved in a clip frame but hopefully I can get it cleaned up and put in something a bit grander.
At the same shop I picked up these two unusual box frames.
I'm planning on removing the dried flower arrangements, and probably painting them and then I'm thinking I might work on a couple of new embroidery pieces of my own to fill them up with.

Before I go I'm going to tell you how much I spend on these 3 lovelies .... you might want to sit down for this......... they set me back a grand total of £1.50.  Can you believe I got that embroidery piece for 50p, unbelievable really when you consider how many hours work will have gone in to it.


Jane said...

You've managed to find some bargain treasures there. I never seem to find anything like that.

Linda said...

What great finds Angela. I love the frames.


Kate North said...

You have a good eye for charity shop finds - a lot of people seeing those frames in particular would just write them off because of the dried flowers, but what potential!

Veronica Roth said...

Fantastic, fantastic! I bet your embroideries will suit those little frames beautifully. I love finding great things in the thrift stores too. Most of my photo props are thrift store finds. Well done Angela. :)