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.