Wednesday, October 10, 2007

White Peacock photos: "Giant Snowflake"!

Barb over at Woof Nanny emailed these images to me, and as she says "Must share - too beautiful to stop with me!" Thanks Barb!

Gina's comment: I wonder if he was hosed down with White King? He is so perfectly white! I've seen white peacocks before, but never as pristine as this.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Cushion cover.

This eBay auction win arrived from the USA today. This picture does not do the stitching justice - the colour and the work is absolutely beautiful.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Another machine embroidered peacock.

This is a pillowcase which I won on eBay from a lady in Australia, but I don't know if it was actually made here, or imported from the USA at some stage. Machine embroidered, as you can see, but such a lovely and unusual colour scheme, it had to join my others!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Beautiful supper cloth.

Nobody can imagine how excited I was to win this auction. A few years ago, a similar cloth was listed on eBay, and I bid for it along with many other people. I was unsuccessful that time, and very disappointed, as I didn't think I would see another one like it again. So I was delighted to see this appear two weeks ago, and I was determined not to miss out on it! I placed a ridiculously high bid on it and sure enough, I won the cloth at a price way below my maximum bid!

Ken said "they don't look like peacocks", so I had to try to explain that an artist's impression of something is not always a photographic image; they have what is called artistic licence...he still didn't get it!

The eBay seller claimed this was the loveliest embroidery she had seen for a long time. I agree 100% - the traditional test (to look at the back) came up trumps - almost as good on the back as on the front.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

More pillowcases.

Another pair of Pillowcases arrived from the USA today. These are machine embroidered, and I don't usually collect that kind of stitching, but these are so beautiful I just couldn't resist them - could you have?

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hand towel or tea towel?

On eBay, this was titled "Hand/tea towel". It could be either as it is stitched on huckabuck fabric, but I would be reluctant to wipe either hands or dishes on it! From the USA as usual.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pair of pillowcases.

Yet another pair of fabulous pillowcases arrived from the USA today! I'm always wondering why it is that most of the embroidered peacock linens originate over there? There are one or two items now and then, that surface in Australia. I'm not including the beautiful embroideries that are done in China, Japan, India, etc. because as much as I admire them, I have to draw the line somewhere in my collecting, so I tend to specialise in what might be termed 'English-style' embroidery. Just as long as you realise I'm not being a racist when it comes to my collection!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

eBay win - lovely table runner.

This magnificent table runner has the same design at each end. The first photo shows the complete design at one end, the second pic is slightly closer to show the stitching. Notice the silver thread used in the urn.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Satsuma Peacock vase

This stunning vase was a birthday gift from a generous friend - isn't it gorgeous!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

A different kind of Peacock for my collection.

I have had this lovely ornament since last year - LeeAnn gave it to me the last time we visited, before Christmas. I have it in my display cabinet, and suddenly wondered the other day why I had not photographed it for my Peacock blog! So here it is in all its glory - thank you again darling LeeAnn and Rob!

Peacock and flowers on a blue background.

I sometimes wonder why people choose to embroider on a strong colour like this blue; don't you think it would look much nicer on white or ecru? The stitching is nicely done, so I was happy to win this little item from the USA on eBay, regardless of the blue cloth!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

First one for 2007!

Nice table runner from the USA. Similar to others I have in my collection; so many artists portray peacocks standing by stone fences and urns!