"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Monday, March 28, 2011

Milk Glass and Sweet Embroideries

Before I share with you one of my favorite milk glass tea sets, allow me to indulge you for a moment and show the pretty ranunculus that I picked up at my local market.

so sweet in the pressed glass vase and the perfect opportunity to bring out a vintage embroidered table runner.  I adore embroidered linens and these cross-stitch napkins are especially nice with the milk glass tea set.

This inspired me to spend a little time at my sewing machine today.  I created a sweet little embroidered tea towel.

I chose a very delicate design which shows in stark contrast to the more heavily embroidered vintage table runner.

I chose flour sack cloth for the embroidery.  Although it's new, it has a vintage quality to it dont you think?  The less than perfect nature of the cotton lends itself well to delicate stitcheries.

Since I'm particularly fond of this tea set, I keep it displayed on my kitchen shelf along with a milk glass bud vase, two porcelain candle holders, and a blue and taupe set of  embroidered tea linens.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you come again soon.

I am linking this post to Tea-time Tuesday , Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday, and A Return to Loveliness.  Many beautiful things to enjoy.


Shirley said...

I like your pretty embroidery. Of course it is something that I love to do. I like the flowers and wish we would have some more Spring weather instead of the cold, warm, back to cold again. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your linens are just lovely, Vee! Love the bright yellow flowers and your wonderful milk glass too! Thank you for stopping by for tea and enjoy your week.


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Vee
The golden ranunculus looks very pretty in the blue vase.
As a person that appreciates linens, I admire the tea towel you made. Yes, it does look vintage.

Willow said...

Everything looks so lovely and I adore what you did with the tea towel.

xinex said...

Your milk glass items are so beautiful. I also like your blue vase with the yellow flowers. Gorgeous!...Christine

Liz said...

Love the teaset and your embroidery is just lovely!

♥ Miss Tea said...

I love your embroidery! your's so great at it! your teaset is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! have a wonderful day! the flowers are gorgeous too! Susan.

♥ Miss Tea said...

I love your embroidery! your's so great at it! your teaset is beautiful! Thanks for sharing! have a wonderful day! the flowers are gorgeous too! Susan.

Sherry said...

What a pretty tea towel! I love those flowers. I would love to pick up some next time I see them. Thanks for stopping by.

Mary Ann said...

What a perfectly lovely blog you have. I just found you today and am now a follower.

Mary Ann
Handcrafted by Mary Ann Miller

Kathy said...

Hello Vee,
Your embriodery is just lovely! Perfect complement! Love the color of the Ranunculas with the color of the pressed glass vase. Goes very well with the Milk Glass.
Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
You've made it all the more special,

Donna said...

Wow..this is just a beautiful tea post! I'm so glad you signed up to follow my blog. Yours is just lovely! I do hope you will link up with my tea party though it isn't so pretty as yours. I usually do better photos of tea sets than this week. But of course, I'm still recovering from my cold. :o)

I ADORE your embroidered tea towels! I love the cotten texture. You did a lovely job. :o)

Weaving too? I've never met anyone who weaves. I taught myself to make a homemade loom and to weave in order to teach myself how to tie Persian knotted rugs. (I've only done about 4 square inches or so. Ha!)

You sound like a woman after my own heart!

Donna @ Comin' Home

Beth said...

Hi Vee, Your milk glass pieces are stunning! I really love those linens too, and the ranunculus are gorgeous.
Blessings, Beth

Marlis said...

Beautiful embroidery design. Love the airyness of the piece. Perfect colors too. Your milk glass is so lovely. I too am a sucker for all things embroidered, old and new! Thanks for droppin in!

Lynn said...

Your embroidery is lovely. The yellow blossoms in the blue glass vase are stunning and the milkglass is elegant. Such a lovely combination. If you would like to enter my give-away and have not done so yet, please stop over to do so. Blessings.

The ArtiZen Studio said...

I'm so happy I stumbled upon your blog...it is delightful! I also love flowers, embroidery, and oodles of other things.
Thank you for sharing and making my day a little brighter. I will be sure to follow along with you.

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