I have started on some of these table runners which I can make in any length or width on request. The trims and fabrics will vary , of course, depending on what I find at the markets and vide-grenieres here in France.
I love the French name for these “chemin de table“!
This old hand stamped trim and the vintage cotton lace is sewn onto a new runner so a practical item too.
It’s gorgeous. he referred to it as a chatelaine piece, which I liked
As it is in excellent condition for it’s age, I would like to non-invasively hand sew a backing on it and use as a cushion cover. The width is perfect.
I found these in a dirty and dessicated state at Couiza VG for the princely price of a whole euro.
Cleaned, hand painted with authentic motifs (including the open flower, one of my favourite symbols) then waxed and polished I am now in love with them.
Trev’s eyebrows suggest slight approval also……………..