Saturday, 28 January 2012

~Crinoline Ladies~

I managed to buy this beautiful Gibson's teapot for £5 on eBay this week.  I love all things Crinoline Ladies as it reminds me of my Nana B's embroidery projects and looking at things through my childhood eyes...


This vintage embroidered cloth was a car boot sale find last year at Strawberry Fields near Bridlington.  The amount of work in it is colossal, this is just one corner.  It's a lovely heavy natural linen square tablecloth - I absolutely treasure it and need to think about how I could use it - maybe one of my afternoon teas could have a Crinoline theme?

Strawberry Fields Car Boot Sale , Kingsgate, Bridlington YO15 3NG
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13 comments:

  1. Hi Sally, wow I love your teapot, what a relief I expect to get it in one piece too. I've only once bought pottery online and it was broken.
    Your tablecloth find is exquisite, I've never been to the Strawberry Fields boot sale but it looks like it might be worth a visit some time. I had a lucky find this week, about 5 vintage tablecloths & napkins in one shop in Driff, need to wash them before I put on blog.

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  2. Glad I made you laugh with our pet antics! What a great ebay find, and to arrive safely as well - fantastic. Also love the crinoline lady, I saw one made into a bag which looked really good. Happy project thinking..

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  3. That's a really pretty teapot. My addictions are blue and white china and 'crystal' style glasses. Isn't it funny how there's always room for one more piece...?!

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  4. Hi Sally, it could be fun cramming around your dining table all dressed in crinolines!!

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  5. Am sure my Grandma had a teapot like that! Your blog is lovely - am just loving those houseleeks in the teapot and teacups! May have a go at that myself.

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  6. That cloth is fantastic - what amazing vibrant colours!

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  7. You reminded me that my Mum put me in a fancy dress competition when I was about eight as a crinoliine lady tea cosy!! The entries all had to be made completely out of paper and somehow she made my dress completely out of layers of crepe paper and the teapot itself from brown paper.

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  8. Ohh I love everything about this post: wonderful tea pot, gorgeous embroidered table cloth and yay for crinoline ladies. Thanks for the tip off re the boot too!

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  9. PS Love the new blog banner too - tulips are my favourite flowers!

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  10. Just to let you know that I am passing the 'Versatile Blogger' Award on to you - it is for a recently discovered blog that you thoroughly enjoy reading. Pop over to my blog at http://aplacefor-everything.blogspot.com for more details. Congratulations on an entertaining blog.

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  11. Hi Sally, Patricia beat me to it! I have nominated you too for the versatile blogger award.X

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  12. Just seen your blog via looking for crinoline ladies, I was going to add a comment, but notice you don't reply, so I'll leave that part, but maybe you've given up blogging as I pretty much have through sheer lack of followers, pity, I enjoyed it, BTW, I will comment, I love your tablecloth.:-)

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  13. Thankyou Arlene - I appreciate all comments but my lack of replies is due to lack of time not the will! Crinoline ladies - love them, my Nana was a fantastic embroiderer.

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