Monday, January 18, 2016


I have a sewing area down in
 our unfinished basement.
 It's nothing you would show
 photos of as it isn't in a lovely room.
 I do like it that the messes can be left
and walked away from without it mattering.

I was doing some reorganizing and
thought I would take a few photos
of some of the lovely vintage  buttons
 and embroidery and crochet pieces 
that I have found lately. 

Also, I love using Susan Branch's
large blotter sized calender
in the basement where I sew.
You can write on it noting all your
projects and plans for crafting
or whatever! 

  Sorry though - what a tease
as I forgot to take the photo.
The cute little quilted wall pocket craft below is 
something I received in a tea swap!

I also have plastic bins where I store
 some beautiful vintage embroidery. I am not opposed
to buying damaged linens for that matter if I think 
 they can be cut up and used on sewing projects.

I thought this runner above would make something
 cute for a baby shower!

You are invited to join my blog party today
 by linking at the bottom
 and please include a link
on your blog to this post!


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Goodmorning Bernideen! Such lovely hand embroidered linens! And buttons. You put it all together so nicely for the pictures, very pretty. I have been thinking about doing a post on some sewing items so I think you just inspired me to do so. Have a wonderful day!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what an abundance on nice needlework you collected. Many pieces remind me to my aunt, which made similarly tableclothes. They are all done with love and ful of wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them. Have a wonderful New Year. I am coming tomorrow for tea!
Best greetings, Johanna

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, some of these embroidery pieces are so exquisite and some are so cute. Just look at the one with the mouse! But what really stole my heart are the vintage buttons. They are so unique and I know that their quality is often also very high.
Thanks for hosting BTTGG!
Warm regards,

Antiques And Teacups said...

I have a collection of too good to discard flawed needlework. I think of all the work that went into the little pieces of art. You are especially good at creating something from them! Love your teacups too, of course! Thanks so much for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen, thanks for invitation. I didn't realise that this is your new tea time event. Glad to join in.
Best greetings, Johanna

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Vintage linens are a weakness of mine....I can't seem to pass them up! You have some lovely linens in your collection. I have bought soiled ones for craft projects too...hugs...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely collection!! It's all so pretty.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, everything is so pretty! I love all the lace and the linens and imagine the memories they hold. You have such a lovely variety of them too. What fun you must have creating something beautiful from all your pretties. Buttons also appeal to me but I don't sew. Thanks for sharing with us and have a delightful day.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, I'm swooning over your pretty vintage treasures! You certainly have a wonderful assortment.
Thank you so much for hosting your lovely party. May you have a great week!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Lovely linens, laces and buttons! So love all of them and am always on the lookout for some. Thanks for the party!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I am also a fan of Susan Branch calendars - and especially her books...I just today pulled out her Sweets to the Sweet and Love books for a Valentine vignette. All of your linens are so sweet!

Mrs.T said...

How pretty are all of these lovely bits and pieces! I wanted to say that I have that exact same dark red button -- the one to the right of the second photo down, right next to the gold buttons on a card. I also have some smaller navy blue ones in the same type of design. You have some unique buttons and some lovely needlework. Thanks for sharing!

Beth in NEPA said...

I do love vintage linens. I bought some many over the years they really were the reason I had to open an antique shop. I also love vintage buttons and often try to find special uses for them.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I loved looking at your vintage embroidered linens. The detailing is so wonderful. I've taken a long break from doing embroidery and need to return to it.
Seeing your button collection reminds me of when I was little and was fascinated with my mom's box of buttons. They weren't vintage, but I will always curious of them and loved touching them.
Have a great week,

Szara Sowa said...

Beautiful linens and laces. I love them. I'm collecting vintage buttons too.

relevanttealeaf said...

What a wonderful collection of buttons, lace, embroidery, and linens, Bernideen! I loved seeing it. Needlework is a great winter project.

Michele said...

My word you have such a lovely collection of embroidered linens - and the teacups and teapots you chose to showcase with them are perfectly lovely!

I too shared some buttons - just a quickie - today in my post I am sharing with your wonderful weekly meme party. Thank you so much for hosting! ♥ Hugs!

Margie said...

Your vintage linens with the pretty ladies remind me of your crinoline lady teapot! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

doodles n daydreams said...

I remember seeing this style of embroidery when I was a child, tray cloth and suchlike. As a child you think these things will always be around, but no. You have some lovely pieces.


Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

Your collection of embroidery is spectacular. Such sweet pieces and you sure know how to style it all. The vintage buttons are very unique. I am sure a young fashionista would love to get her hands on them.

I have a messy room too. It is my craft room. I am planning on organizing it this year.

Have a great week.


Unknown said...

so much loveliness in all that beautiful needlework! Thanks for hosting us :)

Anonymous said...

The little field mouse is so cute.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, Bernideen, your linen photos are so gorgeous, you're making me want to stop the book I'm working on (which really MUST get finished soon) and sew instead. Maybe sewing will be my reward for finishing the book! These pieces look so happy and cheerful ... I'm glad you make them and even gladder that you share them!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Thanks again for featuring me on Saturday. I do feel special. I love your linens and teacup and I just found that same mini Sadler teapot but mine has chip in the spout but I couldn't resist it. Is the other teapot an Ellgreaves? Love the gold and pattern. Sorry I am late to link up this week. Have a Wonderful week Dear Bernideen! Karen

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh gosh Bernideen, your linens are gorgeous! So much eye candy. I loved each and every photo! Thanks for the party.

Stephanie said...

Oh Bernideen, there is so much lovely eye candy in this post. The linens and doilies are simply delightful :)

You have started my week off with sweet beauty :) Hugs!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh there is nothing like having a play room I call my Studio LOL
I also have a basement and the entire lower level is all my treasures and things i'm trying to create also my sewing room.Well since I live alone the entire house is my play house.
Love your new found buttons I am always on the hunt for buttons and want to attend the next Missouri button conventions?

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I also have a weakness for old linens and vintage buttons. Trying to resist as I don't really sew anymore. You have a lovely collection.

Lady Linda said...

Heh Bernideen-I am still laughing ! I couldn't figure out why I didn't see my comments to you! Trying to get rid of my, heh? LOL . Anyway I love this post and all your goodies! I caught up on all your posts but will not republish all my comments! Love ya lots.

Kim said...

Oooh....I have gone weak at the knees. This post is filled with my favourite things, beautiful embroideries, gorgeous southern ladies, vintage buttons, pretty china......! Lovely old linens.....'tis heaven.

The Charm of Home said...

You have some nice buttons in your collection Bernideen. My oldest son and I used to collect buttons when he was a pre-schooler. It seems like yesterday and now he is all grown up. Thanks for hosting!

Stephanie said...

I am so glad you shared this beautiful post with Roses of Inspiration - thank you :)

Have a delightful afternoon. Hugs!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, thank you for hosting and, again, thank you for featuring my post last week. You have such a beautiful collection of handi-work and will make many beautiful things, I am sure..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are delightful! I am loving all the needlepoint treasures. Thank you for sharing with us!

Come Home For Comfort said...

This is a beautiful post - it looks like it came straight out of Victoria magazine!

Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love vintage embroidered linen. The piece with embroidered umbrellas is my favourite!

quakerhillfarm said...

Your Vintage linens are beautiful! I love the vignettes. Have a beautiful week, Lynn

NitkaDesign said...

Wow your projects are beautiful:-) I do admire you because I never had enough patience to do any embroidering:-(
Greetings from Poland:-)

JES said...

Your images are just stunning! Thank you for sharing with us! :)

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Bernadeen, Oh I agree, it is lovely to have your very own sewing room and as you say, not to have to tidy up, but walk away and leave everything just as it is.
We are peas in a pod, because I love vintage linens, especially embroidered linens and you have some real beauties. I also am always on the look out for vintage buttons, because there are some lovely ones around.
It is a lovely to meet you.
Best Wishes from England.

Unknown said...

Lovely post! you have a great vintage sewing vignettes display.

Annas Nadelbuch said...

What a delightful collection of buttons and embroidered linen, dear Bernideen ! Teacups and vintage motifs, a perfect liason !
I just discovered your interesting linkparty and would love to join it
as a new Follower.
Wish you a happy weekend.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just loved looking at all your pretty vintage linens! I have a lot of doilies but not nearly as pretty as yours. I am always afraid to cut them up but I know there is a lot to be created from them. The buttons are fabulous...I used to have a bunch of the ones you showed. I made a garland out of most of them.

Stephanie said...

Sweet Bernideen, just dropping in to let you know that this beautiful post will be featured at Roses of Inspiration tomorrow. Hugs and blessings!

Connie said...

What a beautiful post! I love all of your vintage hand embroidered linens. They are a treasure:)

Diana said...

Your linens and buttons are just lovely, Bernideen. Thanks for sharing them with us at Vintage Charm!