Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quilts, Linens and Needlework

Today was the day to unpack the walk-in Linen Closet at the home I am helping to set-up for an Estate Sale. This family has so many amazing treasures. Just look at this stunning Victorian Crazy Quilt. Near Mint condition.

Heavily embroidered and the fabrics are well preserved

Amazing detail ~ I just love the Victorian Fan

I unpacked many intricate tablecloths ~ perfect for Christmas ~ tatting, lace and linen

There are many Cheticamp rug hookings

The little purse is made completely from felt ~ raised floral detail and vibrant colours. It reminds me of a Lenci Doll Dress (they have lots of raised petals and florals).

Now who does this remind you of ? It certainly looks like Cider to me.

Then I found this amazing needlework of a small grey kitten ~ so cute! It reminds me of my cat when he was small.

I do hope I am able to buy some of these wonderful items. The sale isn't until the middle of November. Maybe I will make my Christmas wish list now : )
I have been too busy to participate in the Bloggers Friday Flea Market so I will be taking a break from that for a while. I will still leave the FFM link up on the side of my Blogroll. There are many wonderful sellers participating every week. It is a great way to shop for the holidays.


TattingChic said...

Oh, look at that tatted tablecloth. Is it rectangular? How big is it, I wonder? It looks like it was made in China from it's mix of tatting and crochet (crochet around the round motif).
That quilt has a lot of work on it. Isn't it amazing all the lovely works of art people make with needlework. It's so fascinating to me.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Tatting Chic, I was hoping you would visit :) I will measure the tablecloth the next time I am at the house. It is oval and quite large. We haven't measured them yet. I am guessing it would cover a 72 inch table. I will also check for the crochet . . . I thought it was all tatting. What is the best way to tell vintage handmade from Made in China? You are my tatting expert :) ~ Karen

Nancy said...

Hi Karen...Oh my...everything is so beautiful. Love the Crazy Quilt...very beautifully done. Amazing pieces of work.

Hugs, Nancy

BJ :) said...

Karen --

Makes me REALLY wish I lived near you .... sounds like it will be an excellent estate sale!!

BJ :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh how I laughed when I saw that tatted tablecloth. Guess who I thought of...Not surprised to see her name first on your comments.LOL! That quilt is gorgeous!! Laurie

Nicole said...

That victorian quilt sent chills up and down my spine...just beautiful!! WOW!

~*Jenn*~ said...

That is the most gorgeous crazy quilt I've seen in a long time, it actually look my breath away! I guess it's a good thing you're in Oshawa and we're in Burlington because my husband would be a very annoyed, and alas, a very poor man after that Estate Sale!

I'm so glad I stumbled onto this blog!

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TattingChic said...

Do you still have that tatted tablecloth?