Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thrifting and Sewing.

This post is a bit of everything today. Brace yourself!
Lovely linens have been on the line today for a freshen up and a bit of sunshine.






My latest thrifty finds - a stunning single bed quilt! No single beds here - but layering on the sofa on those cool winter nights - just perfect.


 More vintage linens...nothing like embroidered blue birds...love them!


Looking through my Mums Lutterloh pattern book from the 1950's and wondering how the heck she learned to sew from these patterns.


I guess she was inspired by these very elegant and classic styles.





I suppose I could make any of these patterns up if I tried. Just not inspired enough I guess, or purely because of my poor time management skills. :)



I am more inspired at this moment in time by
flowering trees in the backyard. I could look at them forever.





 Wishing you a happy week full of inspiration.

Pam x





10 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful images. We've had pretty gloomy weather the past couple of days but I can the sun trying to shine today. Your linens on the line look ever so lovely and such beautiful blooms. I never learned to sew, but try my hand at some simple hand sewing ever once in awhile. :) Wishing you a great new week. Tammy

jeanetteann said...

Hi Pam, this is all very me. Love the lace,the vintage patterns and the gorgeous quilt. ooooh love shopping for vintage in the op shops. I mean can I say this,yes why not?It's like a drug to me.
xx jeanetteann

Liz said...

Love the linen photographs, especially the piece with the little birds embroidered on it.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh I am sooo jealous of your linen stash, especially that lovely little bluebird..swoon!
Lovely lovely photos as usual and lots of lovely inspiration there...especially bluebird inspiration!
Have a lovely week,
Kiss Noises Linda

Sarah B said...

Oh I just love those fashion illustrations! As you say, so stylish :)
Have a wonderful week x

polkadotpeticoat said...

Pam what a divine post all these vintage pretties and that book of fashion......Have a wonderful week friend!

brismod said...

OMG! That pattern book is brilliant!!

Carmel's Closet said...

Oooo, I do love a bit of linen on the washing line. Sweet little bluebird. Enjoy your winter snuggling with your super quilt find!
Carmel

simmone said...

Love the bluebirds,thank goodness for some sunshine the laces look lovely,we have one of those trees as well.Our neighbours enjoy a better view of our flowers than we do sigh!

iheartsunnydays said...

Love the little bluebirds and your flowering trees look beautiful :)