Sunday, February 06, 2011

Vintage Finds

The two vintage embroideries below are from Peppergreen in Berrima. If you like this type of stuff and are in the Southern Highlands in NSW it's worth a visit. They also have great antiques. You can spend hours in there!

I went to the Wenthworth Park Antique Markets today and found these great vintage embroideries and linen (images below). They were quite cheap. Several stores had antique embroideries at different prices. Some were are bargain and some were a rip-off! It's only on once a month so probably worth a look each time.
The blue one is fully hand-embroidered. There is also some embroidery on the back which is the same as the front. Apparently it is a Vintage Polish Kitchen hanging. A rough translation of the words are "Where love and understanding- you find a happy place". I am not sure what I want to do with it yet but I thought that it was beautiful so bought it. It is quite large and has two sides so for $30 was a bargain!

I bought the vintage striped linen in the photo below from the same girl. I think it's a table cloth which is about 1.8m x 1.65m. Got it for $25 and will not keep it as a table cloth but rather use to to make things and embroider on. I also got some ribbon and ric-rac.

Jamie really liked the doggy one so I got that. I thought that Rach would really like the little bird. I actually had another two good ones in my hand but put the down (silly me) to look in another pile and some woman snapped them up and bought them before I got a chance! Should have kept them in my hand!!!

Rach- This is the market that I wanted to take you too. You would have loved it!!


  1. Hi Sas, great buys! Wish I could have come with you. I actually love the doggies!

  2. Gorgeous finds, can't wait to see what you do with them :o)

  3. Hi, I have just discovered your blog and I really like it!

    The blue embodiery is vintage Polish as you have written. Smilar to this one was hanging at my great grant mother kitchen. There was also beautiful one in my grant mother kitchen with lovely girl on it, saying that smile and good manners make a wife wonderful wife :-)))
    I love those old kitchen hangers :-))) And I am happy that you can enjoy them too in distant Australia.
    All the best!