January 12, 2011

New Pillow and Very Old Rocker

I recently made this pillow out of an hand embroidered dresser scarf.
Old  linens are so beautiful and I love using them in my bedroom.  My mother and I embroidered pillowcases when I was a young girl.   By the way, if you do machine embroidery, check out the Hatched in Africa website.  They have beautiful designs and some of them look like the vintage designs that were already stamped on the fabric.

I have owned this rocker for 40 years and the lady who gave it to me was in her 90's at that time.  It belonged to her parents who had long been deceased.  A few pieces of the wicker are broken, but for the most part, it is in excellent condition.

Stay warm today, wherever you are.  Is anyone else ready for Spring?


  1. yep, I'm ready for spring! we just got dumped on by Mother Nature..I love you pillow great job

    Marisa :)

  2. The pillow turned out so pretty! I have been thinking of doing this with a few of my vintage linen pieces as well.

  3. I don't know where all my old dresser scarves and table runners etc are, I think probably in the attic, being eaten or used by the mice. Have given most of my doilies away. Dogs, cats and husbands don't respect them.

  4. I love your pillow Sharon! I love those old dresser scarfs. I have a few myself. That is one beautiful old rocker! It is so unique. I doubt it if there are any around like it. It is probably a good 100 years old.

    Have a Great Day!

  5. Love the pillow and rocker.I like older linens also. I put one on my buffet.Have a good day and stay warm.

  6. hi sharon!

    oooooohhhh boy! what a darling pillow and how fun to preserve a vintage piece! i love old linens, too. there is another website:


    who has adorable vintage style designs, too.

    LOVE your chair. what a blessing to have it!!



  7. ps: your corgi's are adorable! have you read the blog



    alicia has a corgi, too.

  8. That rocker is absolutely wonderful. It looks like it’s in pristine condition from the picture--such great color to be so old. I know you cherish it. I love the pillow--it’s beautiful. Can’t beat vintage linens.