There is something to be said about our Grandmothers home making
I remember mine using the most beautifully hand embroidered pieces
for the most ordinary everyday things.
Carving the roast on Sundays
A beautifully hand embroidered place mat was placed under the
meat plate to stop the drips from soiling the table cloth
This meat plate is one of 3 I inherited from my mother
It is Royal Doulton
The cloth and meat fork and knife I bought thrifting
It is embroidered,white on white with a carving knife and fork
and a floral border at the top
Another white on white piece I have in the laundry
Note the beautiful satin stitch on the leaves,and the corded
Another on my jug and bowl in the bedroom
Flower baskets were popular like this one on a hand towel
I love cream linen too with the coffee coloured embroidery
and all the painstakingly stitched scalloped border on this
Set of cream napkins with the lacy corners
A collection of creamy doilies
My Grandmother used to crochet her lovely fine ones
although sadly these aren't hers.
Back to the ironing, I so love ironing all my linen pieces.
They get so creased in the linen dresser,so I occasionally
take them out and launder them all again,a little job I enjoy.
I have a good sort through and sometimes part with a few,so that I can buy more. :)
I am visiting some lovely linky parties this week
The links are on my side bar
I hope you are enjoying your week
Happy Australia day to my Aussy friends