The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Sunday, 17 July 2011

From a Vintage Nursery.




 I have a real love for Vintage Children's clothing, Textiles and of course toys! (see my other blog if interested in old toys!)



Recently these beauties came into my possession. A collection of hand embroidered items that must have graced a child's bedroom or nursery at some point in time...


I love the simplicity of this one.



 A pair of ubiquitous Dutch children. A motif that was used a lot in the past. These 2 are stitched onto little draw string bags just big enough for a toothbrush or facecloth.


 I am guessing these date from just before the 2nd World War. These absolutely gorgeous  kitties form part of a pyjama case which has the words "Good Night" embroidered on it. I have enjoyed these for a few weeks, but sadly I cannot keep everything that comes my way. They will be accompanying me to Ardingly Antique and Collectors Fair on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday the 20th. Might see you there!

17 comments:

Fading Grace said...

Hi Lizzie, it was great to see you too, such a shame about the rain.

I hope you had a good day, I must of just missed you at the house sale. Left looking like a drowned rat!! Well see you around , i'm sure!!
Sophie xx

Hesta Nesta said...

They are absolutely adorable Lizzie, I love the kittens in their night attire. Hope you do well at Ardingly.
Jo xx

marigold jam said...

Did you go to Shepton today? Wasn't the weather awful - we decided not to go and to hope for better wether in August! Love the little embroideries pity you can't keep them all!

Elegancemaison said...

Oh such lovely things as always Lizzie! So sorry we could not get to Shepton (no transport due to the car being recently written off). Therefore certainly won't get to Ardingly either, but very interested in the kangaroo embroidery as you might imagine. Will email you. Cx

delia hornbook said...

awww those are lovely, it always amazes me how well these items live for they look like they were made yesterday. I love the 3 little kittens and the 4 kittens with their candles at the end very sweet. Good luck at the fair. Hope your well, have a lovely week, dee xx

Vintage Jane said...

The little kittens with their candlesticks are soooo sweet. M x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your lovely comments. Shepton was very busy yesterday despite the appalling weather. I am really hoping it will improve for Ardingly tomorrow... fingers and toes crossed please everybody! xxx

The Cloth Shed said...

Gorgeous! I love the little kittens in nightdresses on their way to bed. Hope you have a good Fair at Ardingly and the weather is kind for you.
Julie x

A Treasured Past said...

HI Lizzie, what great finds. I have added you to my blog list so that I can track the fairs etc on our trip. Thanks, Tamara x

ted and bunny said...

glad Shepton was good/hope Ardingly is better :))
xx

Liz said...

Love all those little embroidered linens! Beautiful!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Love the JR!
Fingers crossed for good weather at Ardingly!
T xx

mrs cheese said...

Lovely little embroideries, so sweet.
:-)

Louise said...

Hope all goes well for you at Ardingly. I used to regularly visit as a buyer, but in the job I am in now, I have to work on a Wednesday, and impossible to get any odd day off! Maybe when I'm allowed to retire? x

Kelly-Marie said...

These are so so lovely! Especially the candlestick Kitties. x

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for all your comments. I am now back after 2 very busy days at Ardingly. Amazingly the sun shone (despite the weather predictions) and droves of lovely customers came to spend! Lizzie xxx

BusyLizzie said...

PS Liz, I cannot seem to be able to comment on your very funny post.. maybe I am "spaced out" after too many days working!