Friday, October 16, 2009

It is time for Pink Saturday!! Vintage embroidery and other needle art. . .October 17,2009

Welcome, dear friends, to another fun Pink Saturday so graciously hosted each week by Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound". Thank you, Beverly, for making our pink fun possible each week!

I do not sew or do any kind of needlework, but I have the greatest admiration for those who do. I wanted to show some of the vintage embroidery work and other needle crafts I have in my home. First, meet Miss Tilly Kitty Cat with her pink paisley tummy. Isn't she a cutie pie? She was lovingly handcrafted in England by Kitty Blossom. You can find Ms. Blossom here:

The next three pictures show some vintage embroidery in my home: hearts, blue birds, and a Southern Belle.
The sixth picture shows a beautiful sachet that hangs in my bedroom. It was crafted by my friend, Jil, of "Say it with Roses". You can find Jil here:

You will also see a bouquet of roses from my cottage garden this week. I took these roses to the school secretary at the school where I tutor twice a week. And last, I always love to close with a vintage image.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here at Bunny Cottage today. I love to have company. Enjoy your beautiful autumn weekend and please visit all the other participants, including Beverly, to see the interesting and lovely pink posts. You can find the participants here:

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what sunflowers do!" Helen Keller


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Vicki,

I always visit you first to see what sweet pinkness you have to share with us. You have never disappinted me yet. Love all of your pretty embroidery.


Connie said...

Ya had me with the 3rd and 4th photo of that embroidery work, sugar!! Gorgeous! I'd love to have that.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki, so very beautiful! I especially love the one with the blue bird... but they are all precious... the vintage Halloween picture is adorable! Bisous... Julie Marie

koralee said...

I adore embroidery...reminds me of my sweet grandmother....I am still using some of her pillowcases! Happy weekend to you and thanks for sharing!

Say It With Roses said...

I love, love, love, vintage linens and embroidery! I like to use it too, rather than keep it hidden away in the linen closet! Everything is so pretty!


Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
I love all your pinks...but "Miss Tilly Kitty Cat with her pink paisley tummy" just melted my heart with her cute little tummy and sweet little face. She is simply purrrrrfect. :-D Thank you so much for sharing. Have a beautiful Pink Saturday.

Tons of love,

Dogmom Diva said...

Vicki, great blog today, I too love hand embroidered items, yours are stunning..I did some simple embroidery as a child, my mom and I did, simple things like bibs, etc..nothing very intricate, I should try again!

Julie Harward said...

That is such a work of art..hardly anyone does it pretty! Your roses..oh, how I miss my last home I had 39 rose bushes all different kinds..had roses all through my house! Where I live now, they don't do so well here..miss them!
I love that saying too..but when I think of it I think.."Be like the little sunflower and keep your eyes on the (Son). Love ya..come say hi :D

Sares said...

Learning to embroider is on my things to learn this winter. My Nana is going to show me. Your things are fabulous! Especially your sachet, she does beautiful work. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

Pauline said...

Dear Vicki, what gorgeous linen!! It's such a lovely collection and I'm so pleased you shared them with us :o)
Hope you have a blessed weekend.

Regina said...

Hello Vicki. Another lovley creations.
Wonderful pink post.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Fairy Footprints said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love your post today. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Wow, Vicki! Uou have some very nice embroidered pieces! I don't sew all all but I have done some cross stitch an embroidery in the past. ♥

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a wonderful collection of beautiful needlework. I love embroidery, but I can't sew either. My sisters can though and I enjoy their work.

Happy Pink Saturday, Karen

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Hi Vicki
Wonderful creation. I love it. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend

Tami said...

Vicki..the needlework is just so beautiful!!! What little treasures you have. Thank you for the visit today!! Have a lovely pink day..xo Tami

Atelier de Charo said...

Hello Vicki, your embroidery work is amazing!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Anonymous said...

Boy, you got my attention!! I am a Vintage Embroidery Addict!!
One word... "Beautiful!!"
Have a Great Day!

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

So much pretty pinkness! I especially love the beautiful roses from your garden. I have just planted some for the first time (it's Spring here),can't wait til they start blooming!

Happy pink saturday, hope you have a lovely weekend : )
Sheryn xox

maría cecilia said...

Hello my Vicki, this is why I love roses, there bloom period is so long that we can enjoy them almost the whole year... your roses are so beautiful, as well as your embroidery, they are gorgeous, your sachet is lovely, the vintage image so sweet... and everything in your blog is a warm and sweet experience.
Thank you so much for your so sweet words in my blog.
María Cecilia

Tanza said...

Hi Vicki,
Gosh, what beautiful handwork designs you have collected over the years !! I too, just love and adore any type of hand stictched treasures.. I keep alot of mine in a large glass cabinet that I can always see and look into to admire.. So much work, love, and passion of some wonderful lady has gone into each lil' treasure.. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pieces of art.. Have a happy hopefully fun day !!
hugs ~tea~xo

someplace in thyme said...

Hi sweet Vicki, I love it when someone showcases the work of others. Jil and I are email buddy's that first met on ebay. She is a wonderful friend and a very talented person, her work is gorgeous. All your items displayed today are beautiful, I love the linens, so very pretty. I hope you are using them so you can see them daily, Happy Pink Saturday sweetie, Char


Everything is so beautiful! The kittey, the little shoes, the pillow... all of it! I will be sure to get your name on the give away list!
Happy Pinkness!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Everything is so lovely. I cross-stitch but don't do embroidery. All the pieces you have are exquisite. Beautiful cottage roses and wonderful vintage image too. Wishing you all the best for your weekend. :) Tammy

Catharina Maria said...

So charming. I love it.
Happy pink Saturday and nice weekend.
Love Rini

Mary said...

Hi Vicki,
Very beautiful pinks this Pink Saturday!
Love all the linens and the sachet is gorgeous!
Have a beautiful day, Mary :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your pink inspiration and delicious treats..Happy Pink Saturday.

Mary said...

The pinks you've chosen to share with us today are lovely. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

rosechicfriends said...

Absolutely Gorgeous...I so am in LOVE with those Hearts!!! Its so neat to see these. I am just like not do needle work but LOVE the time others have spent to create these works of beauty! I have many pillow cases from my 95 year old grams that she had done many years ago and they ARE treasures!!!

Happy Pink,..Lorena

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Vicki, your collection is just to die for!!!! I love each pieces :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Vicki!!! I love all of your stunning vintage linens! I see once again how much we love the same things! Have a great pink Saturday and a fabulous weekend!

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

hello !!
querida bom fim de semana!!!

June said...

Your roses are gorgeous and make me miss mine. That sachet is so pretty as is all the other handiwork you have about your home. I sew but I do not stitch anymore. I kind of miss it.
Your photos are so lovely Vicki.

♥Mimi♥ said...

As usual, I am not disappointed with all of the pink goodies I get to see on Pink Saturday. With fall in the air and the days getting shorter, Pink Saturday is going to be more important than ever to bring a little sunshine into my home.

Your post this week was extra special!

Wishing you a weekend filled with good food, good company and much l♥ve.

Fairy Footprints said...

Thanks for stopping over today to visit me for pink Saturday, and your lovely comments towards Destiny, she had a good time. I sure do like the kitty embroidery you have made, its darling.


Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Everything is so pretty. Lovely pinks!

Elena@EPtreasures said...

A lovely post with lovely things for pink saturday. Have a great week Vicki.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Such a lovely collection. Lucky you!

I'm still, on Sunday, visiting PS posts and wishing you a wonderful week.

Maria said...

A lovely collection of crisp cotton, delicate crochet trims and sweet embroidery!
I love vintage...and have even ordered table scarves and hand towels from eBay sellers. I was actually thinking of posting some photos of them...Maybe I'll join you all on Pink Saturday sometime!
All the best Vicki ... and thanks for these moments of sweetness and beauty.
~ Maria

Kathleen said...

Oh my! That embroidery is soooo lovely. I love your blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Grace said...

Hi Vicki, thank you for visiting! I am so in love with your beautiful embroidery...Happy Pink Saturday Grace

Leslie said...

Hi there, I'm just now making my Pink Saturday rounds. I LOVE all of your embroidery but I think my favorite thing about it is Miss Tilly! Please come visit my blog-I'm doing a giveaway through Friday, 10/24. Hugs, Leslie