Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Market Finds


I don't know what I am going to do with these gorgeous cross-stitches that I found at the markets this morning.  I always end up buying these precious handmade lovelies when I see them. They get me every time! Ready to be framed or incorporated into original handmade items.

For the time being, I will just add them to my collection....... which is definitely growing!


 



 A huge Italian brass frame with a romantic courting couple on silk fabric.



Well...alright...there was two actually...


More hand-worked stitching.




Fossicking for treasures at the local markets on a Sunday morning is something I love to do.
Bringing home loads of the sweetest cherry tomatoes and the best fruit loaf ever, all I need is a coffee and the sad Sunday paper and my work is done.

A day for relaxing ahead,  as my weekends are very precious these days.

(Letting you know that I have extended my  giveaway  for another week, so if you haven't entered - just do it! Drawing the winners Monday PM AEST 12th September)

25 comments:

Deb said...

I don't understand how someone who has done all that work can bear to part with it. Lucky for you though!

kit and nancy. said...

what gorgeous finds. love my cross stitch! happy sunday. x

Blondie's Journal said...

The brass frames are lovely! And you have quite a collection of embroidery...I'm sure you will come up with a wonderful way of displaying your pieces, Pamela!

Lovely post!!

XO,
Jane

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Gorgeous market finds Pam! Those cross-stitches would have got me too! And the flowers in your garden are delightful! Happy Spring! xo

The Pink Poodle said...

lovely finds Pam....

enjoying your part of the world until tomorrow!!

xx andrea

Rose H (UK) said...

I always think how sad it is that someone spends hours to make these beautiful handcrafted items and they've been cast aside...good job there are folk like us who rescue them! I'm head over heels in love with the 'cats' - it's so unusual, gorgeous :o)

Tiff said...

What awesome finds! I wish I had a good market nearby! X

Paint Me White said...

Great finds Pam, gotta love the Sunday markets. Sandy x

Liz said...

What a lot of work has gone into those! They are lovely.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Hello my lovely, nice to see the thrifting Gods are still with you...Great finds, can't wait to see what you make of those!!
Spring has sprung and the days are getting longer Yay!!
Have a great week, chat soon,
Kiss Noises Linda

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous finds. Lucky you!
Anne xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Fingers crossed, what treasures these are works of art to me...I always wonder who the woman or man was behind such intricate work lots of love for sure!

Sarah B said...

What fab finds! Lots of florally goodness :)

Deb H. said...

Great handiwork finds. I have a whole stash of doileys that my mother did as a young woman. She said most were done when she had to watch the cattle feeding along the roadside, can't imagine it.

Stylish Settings said...

Great finds. Needlework is such a labour of love. They are very special. Love the frames too.
Kylie

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Pam..It amazes me that you find those gorgeous things around! I am glad you are giving them a good home where they will be treasured.

duchess_declutter said...

They are just gorgeous - I can see why you fell for them!

BeachVintage.com said...

Such precious treasures, i am sure you will find a new purpose for them.

delia hornbook said...

What beautiful finds love those cross stitches how pretty. I would love to see what you turn them into. Have a wonderful week, dee x

Barn House Antiques said...

Great Finds!

Vintage House said...

Hi
Very nice finds you got hold off...
Thanks alot for your comment:)
have a great day!
Love
sandra

Natasha in Oz said...

You found some wonderful goodies and I'm sure you will find a beautiful way to use them!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha.

vintage mum said...

Can't wait to see what you do with them, such lovely work.
Cate x

Delisa said...

Hi Rose, you found some wonderful pieces! The needle work is so beautiful and intricate. I hope you have a lovely evening. Delisa :)

Miss Mary Elliott said...

ohh pretty! hi, just found your blog :) I'm moving back to brissy in the new year (from the UK) so thought I'd say hi!