Monday, 1 July 2013

Vintage Embroidered Tray Cloth

I found some fabulous vintage embroidered pieces in a charity shop at the weekend.  One is still soaking, but this one is washed and ready to show.  (Why is it that you think something is well ironed till you take a photo of it?!)


 
It is a pretty little vintage embroidered tray cloth.

 
I love the soft pastel colours and the pretty edging.  The embroidery is beautifully worked.

 
It is destined to go on my dressing table - should look lovely.


 Hope you found some bargains this weekend.

Love, Liz

17 comments:

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I didn't find any bargains, but that is so pretty! Suzy x

fabriquefantastique said...

charming.....and I agree about the photos, grrrr

Jo said...

I feel your pain with ironing for blog photos. Gorgeous embroidery though, so it's worth doing :)

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Gorgeous, look at that work, someone was very talented! :) x

gilly said...

So, so pretty - another lovely find!
Have a good week,
Xx

susan said...

Hi there, I have some pretty tray cloths etc my mum embroidered during the war. How do you launder yours to get the lovely finish that you have. I'm scared to damage mine but they need freshening/whitening up. Any info would be great. Thank you.
Susan x
PS I have a lot of lovely china too.

Meg said...

Just gorgeous Liz !

sky-blu-pink said...

Lovely, and especially pretty with the lace trim.

Protector of Vintage said...

Very lovely!

Zara said...

Such beautiful intricate hand stitching. lovely. x

his_girl_friday said...

So, so pretty! I love that delicate embroidery.

Connie said...

Isn't that pretty! What a nice way to start your day looking at that on your dressing table every morning.

Imogen said...

Gorgeous photographs and such lovely embroidery! I wish I could sew as beautifully as that. I bet it will look stunning on your dressing table :) xx

Curtise said...

So beautiful. Funny to think that at one time, everyone had tray cloths and runners and tablecloths and napkins, often hand-embroidered, and now, hardly anyone uses them. I love old linens like this. xxxx

The Green Lady said...

Lovely embroidery! I'd also be interested to know if you have any washing tips Liz. I've just bought some ammonia to try and remove rust from a garment. And I have a fruit juice stain on a vintage dress. x

The Custards said...

I am rather partial to a nice bit of embroidery...very pretty purchases
Best wishes
Jenny

sky-blu-pink said...

I love thinking about the ladies who spent so long creating these. Or gentlemen. I have some sewn by a talented Welshman.