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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tea Party Chic

I was soooo excited when I found this vintage 1960 dishtowel..........................................................
                        I love the colonial motif and the colors  are so popular today....pale to medium shades  of
pinks, colonial red, soft browns........and  it lends itself so easily to become a small tablerunner.
It just cried for some hand-embroiery to make it pop!

I hand-embroidered the the leaves with a satin stitch that wove around the candle and throughout the design

I used a myriad of daisy stitches to create the flower petals by the spoon
and I outlined the Grandfather Clock

It needed a finishing touch, so I found a matching rickrack for the ends of the runner. It's the perfect colonial brown.......................................................................
This would be soooo pretty on a tea cart or table all accented with a pewter or ironstone teapot and floral teacups! A fluffy coconut  cake,  hot buttered scones, fresh baked shortbread........the menu could go on.

This TeaParty Tablerunner is available. If you're interested just leave me a comment or e-mail me at melody@brownginghamcreations.com

Don't forget to join everyone at How Sweet the Sound for

And, Southern Lady's Vintage for

Vintage Love Saturday
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Hope to see you there!

10 comments:

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Thank you for joining in Melody! Love the tea towel! Hope you are doing well!!

Annesphamily said...

Sweet tea towel! I am happy I stopped by. Happy Easter to you! Anne

Daniella said...

YOU are amazing! I can't sew a hem! Really amazing!!
Hope things are well with your parents!
HPS!!!
xxDaniella

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I love this dishtowel! Happy Easter! Twyla

Cinderella Moments said...

I love the colors of the towel and how you finished it with the matching detail. Happy Easter!
XO,
Caroline

Cottage Touch said...

Pretty treasures..
Thank you for sharing ~ HPS & Happy Easter~

BrushedByAnAngel said...

Melody, the tea towel is so sweet. I love how you embellished it with the embroidery -
Brenda

Judy said...

Great find! That towel is pretty!

Thanks for sharing!

Char said...

Vintage Tea towels are the best, love yours with all the pictures, Char

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Melody!
Love that tea towel, so cute!
Hope everything is going peachy in your neck of the (soggy) woods. haha

I was without internet for awhile during the move, and feel sooo out of the loop. Hope your parents are doing well. Take care!

Kimberly