i can't help myself

as i'm browsing the textiles department of the local thrift shop, to cool down a bit from renovating and preparing to move (labeling boxes* for a safe journey to wherever), i am not in the least prepared for the above find. okay, i occasionally come across a gobelin that makes my heart beat faster, but here now i am caught unawares of the treasures oozing out of a frank plastic box on floor 1. bell will simply go mad, for there are not a few tableaus, but simply tens. and tens! so many, in fact, i can unashamedly do away with the naff dog heads, and the kitch horses cutting through the surf. i settle for some seven scenes varying in colour, size and inkling. unmounted they come as well, so all they need is a spin in the washer, and.... now, what box did i wrap my beloved sewing machine in?

[*the new, old house not being in the least finished nor basically comfortable, i have to send off boxes and furniture to different corners of my small world. i will only just be writing, and hopefully making a few pictures, next couple of months. my studio will be running from late spring time off. keep those battered fingers crossed. ☻] more vintage treasures on herlibraryadventures

15 comments :

  1. how very cute! It would be hard to resist buying these, a great find indeed, each embroidery is an artwork!

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  2. What an amazing find, you lucky thing ( :

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  3. wat een vondst! Heb je wel verdiend ;)

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  4. just divine. i love hidden finds!

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  5. Love learning new words - gobelin. Very nice!

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  6. Oh! Oh! I go for these too and make new cushions!! WHAT a find!!

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  7. Glad you love them! All that work deserves to be loved by someone!

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  8. What treasures! The water scene with the boat (looking a lot like Florida), and the flowered panel, are my favorites. And I'm glad you got a little time to rest!

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  9. Nadine I love that floral....just dreamy!

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  10. AAAAHH geweldig!! En een beetje jaloers!!!

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  11. Prachtig warme kleuren,ben benieuwd naar je creaties.
    Verhuizen brengt toch altijd wel een soort chaos teweeg waarin dan achteraf weer orde kan geschept worden,en ondertussen hopen ideëen zich op....
    Dus wel goeie handcrème gebruiken want er is nog werk te doen.
    We duimen!!

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  12. The whole concocted idea behind moving and packing is to find more things that are irresistible that scream..Pack Me! I understand finding treasures when you swear you will not find or pack another bauble or piece of fabulous cloth. What else makes the world go round and the husband nuts!?

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  13. Absolutely stunning! I hope that you manage to get settled soon.
    x

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  14. loving your new header especccially. Thanks for visiting my place.
    Good luck w the moving. There is never enough words on the outside of boxes "WHERE IS THE KETTLE!!!" good luck.

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  15. Wow such a great haul of embroideries! Look forward to seeing what you make with them. x

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