The Thursday Three- Passementerie, rings and heraldic motifs

cross stitch linenAll vintage today.

Substantial cotton bobble fringing.

Old but very clean metal curtain rings- I have been looking for a quantity of these for a while as I want to hang as many curtains as possible on traditional French style fittings.


These may well be utilised with bamboo curtain poles in the tulip room and hallway.

I haven’t settled onĀ  a purpose yet for this huge, heavy linen tablecloth, expertly embroidered in cross stitch with classical and heraldic motifs. The shades of pale grey, stone and taupe brown will work well in either the cave or the dining area. Possibly seat cushions for the bench Trevor is making to sit opposite my bergere backed, soon to be painted and waxed, dining chairs.

The foams on these have been crushed due to storage and I hope they will recover in warmer climes.

I find that I do.


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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7 Responses to The Thursday Three- Passementerie, rings and heraldic motifs

  1. Gabriele says:

    Sometimes we have to be guardians of the past and then become endowers of the future. Some things can call to us not to be just another possession but a personal bit of the past that we honor with the space we give it in our lives.
    Something such as the tablecloth represents the investment by a person of not just time and skill but of who they are. To most people, it’s an attractive bit of needlework. To others, it’s a window into someone else’s life.
    Sharing that, whether through photos and blogs extends its contribution to the culture of its day and to ours.
    And if in time it needs to bring its charm to someone else’s life, then that’s part of what you do.
    I remember reading the Lovelace mystery series (and later seeing some of the tv programs) I loved the idea of someone being a ‘divvy’…
    I think some of us have this to a lesser degree because sometimes we see or touch something and we know it’s special…not by our ego but by another way of feeling.
    To not respond to that is to deny that small gift.


  2. I have to be honest and far be it from me to say this but are you sure you don’t already have enough material in your possession?

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  3. Osyth says:

    It sure as hell isn’t warm here at the moment …. the sun is being extremely coy!!


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