Hello blogging friends and
welcome to Tea In The Garden.
I have heard some different names for vintage ladies that are embroidered on old linens: sunbonnet ladies, crinoline ladies, etc. I have a definite passion for them! Last week I sewed a piece using different linens that fits on my bench and it would also fit on a deep mantle to form a large scarf.
As you can see I put the biggest lady in the center as focal point:
I also recently found a fun apron someone had embroidered but never finished.
All I had to do was sew on the pockets.
I don't crochet but someone sure could
when they made this basket doily:
Our nights have turned quite cool and we have had more
rain than usual all summer here so that is nice.
As you can see, I have some tea towels
and runners with Sun Bonnet Ladies.
I also have 3 cups and saucers with the ladies on gold filligree backgrounds.
Perhaps you have seen some of these from the 1930's - 1940's?
Please pour yourself a cup of tea!
Later note from 2022: As I look back at these
old photos I see many items - such as the teapot
that I no longer own!