Thursday, August 14, 2008

Embroidered Placemats


These extremely cute placemats were a find one year on holidays by the beach, actually the same opshop where we found these. As I recall they were $1 each!

The parasols are just perfectly perfect vintage and I love that each placemat has a different colour scheme, which roughly seem to fit into the seasons.

We have spring

Summer





Autumn




Winter



and a funny green and orange combination where I am guessing the stitcher used her leftover threads? Not being an orange person I have to say this is my least favourite of the lot. But surfing on lots of vintage and creative blogs has given me an appreciation for orange I never expected to have.

I must remember to use these placemats more and not leave them in the drawer. I love them.

16 comments:

Hill upon hill said...

I love how they show the seasons.

Charlotte said...

Love embroidery work. The little umbrellas are so cute.

Amy said...

Gosh how beautiful! Someone must have put alot of work into making them :-)

sista #2 said...

They are so pretty!!!
I love the different colors :)

peace
#2

Beth Ann said...

I made a vow to bring out my good china and real napkins (not tearing a paper towel in half like usual) and the nice bowls and serving spoons. It really makes dinner more special- so yes- use these and enjoy!

Coloradolady said...

Those are just as cute as they can be. I love the work that went into making these. Great find indeed.

eileen said...

These are truly beautiful. Too nice to mess up with food. Thanks for sharing them!

Jennifer said...

I really like those placemats. Those would be a great collection framed.

ellen b said...

These are so sweet. I love each seasons colors. Fun...

Threeundertwo said...

I think I would keep those out somehow just to admire. What fun color combinations!

Jamie said...

Oooh! I love those! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! I love the fall one.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing! I think winter is my favorite!

The Apron Queen said...

I *love* the fall ones! Thanks for sharing. :)

Carrie said...

Those are very nice embroidered placemats. It so good to see the charming patterns used on vintage linens.

Jewelgirl said...

Love these! The seasonal color variations are pretty! Great find
and you do need to use them they
are lovely!