Thursday, 15 September 2011
Patches, pictures, pots and boots.....
A star patchwork cushion cover, a 1940's embroidered cottage garden picture, a large Emma Bridgewater serving bowl and 6 tiny, hand painted plates provide a bit of colour this morning.
The bowl is from the E B Collectors Club collection with pretty sponged hearts on the inside and also around the outside....lovely for salad or pasta.
These little French plates have a sweet, naive quality with their quick brushstrokes of blue and red..... 1920's with a printed mark...Atelier Primevera.
A typical 1940's embroidered picture on fine linen of a garden with a terrace and steps leading to a lily pond. The flowers are all done in different stitches.
And a patchwork cushion cover, beautifully made with diamonds pieces creating a star pattern.
At the other end of the colour scale and in the muted corner is this quirky, 1940's embroidered picture of girl, waggling her finger and the words......
Oh no John...NO!
The mount and linen are quite foxed, but I still think it is a great piece.
A pair of the tiniest little child's Jodphur boots, well worn, but oh so cute....I can just see a little one on a Shetland pony.... Thelwell style.....
And another patchwork cushion cover from the same hand I would think...this time, hexagons in muted colours
The inside of these cushions are quite a work of art.....
For someone to be able to cut out and sew these scraps of fabric into a pattern is admirable and gets my approval every time, whether it is vintage or modern patchwork.....I just wouldn't have the patience.
Enjoy the rest of the week...I am getting ready for Rheged on Sunday....pricing, packing...the usual preparation before a Fair. Boring....I much prefer the set up and display!