Saturday, December 21, 2013

Have Yourself a Merry Vintage Christmas!

Here's a glimpse of some of the home-sewn
and vintage items that
decorate the Harper house each year.

I stitched the previous two ornaments years ago.
The photographs don't show the Kreinik
blending filament that's stitched with
the DMC floss to give the
ornaments an iridescent sheen.
I love using Kreinik blending filaments
in my cross stitch projects.
(I also love that they're manufactured
in my great home state!)

This sweet vintage
doily with the three dimensional rose
was and still is a popular pattern
readily available online.
The green thread edging makes this one
perfect for December displays.
This flocked felt stocking came from Grandma's house.
I sure do miss her.

This little girl rests on
a white-worked napkin
which features embroidery, cutwork,
pulled threads, and an inserted filet lace square.

This tablecloth features
grey thread embroidery on white linen.
Pulled threads and cutwork are also included.

Bottle brush trees always help set a vintage scene!

Thanks for stopping by
Threads in the Nest
this year!
I wish you and yours a very
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Trophy Antiques

Come with me for a stop
into one of my favorite
downtown Charleston
This blue and white china collection
always catches my eye!!
 The whole table cries out to me,
"Take me home!  Take me home!"

Here's a little more blue peaking
out of this beautiful cabinet.
Beautiful treasures abound at this
antique store.  The owner has a special
flair for arranging each piece into
gorgeous vignettes.
This pretty doll caught my eye. 
Her dress is absolutely stunning!
Look at the detail of the crochet on the leggings
and the ribbon-worked shoes.
This hand-painted lamp also talks to me
at every visit.
"I belong with you."
(It really does say that!)
Here's just one Christmas vignette.

What an elegant Christmas table setting!
After every visit, I have a huge smile on my face.
If you live near the Charleston area,
be sure to make time for a visit.
For friends far away,

I hope you have a similar shop
that delights just as much as!
Merry Christmas!

I thought I'd end with a picture of
my son in this shop!
His sister called him to come see an item in
the back of the store.  He was so concerned
with breaking something that
this was how he walked down
the store aisle!