Sunday, 11 October 2009

"Come and hold my hand I want to contact the living..."

Hello lovelies...
Here ... a gorgeous vintage box... containing these pristine, linen, embroidered serviettes.....
Sharp intake of breath, as this is what I have done with them today ~

Now to those of you who have not run away screaming.....and I know there are a good many of you out there that would accuse me of .... well, a travesty. I paid the money for this box of delights and I wanted to make these beautiful pieces of fabric into something that can be enjoyed and used in another form!

Although I say it myself, I think they are far more enjoyable made into something sweet and pretty, rather than sitting at the bottom of an ironing basket for months on end, and getting all stained by inconsiderate Spag Bol eaters!
Change of fabric...
The purse below, made today from a pair of curtains, (no longer in use ;-)) Sanderson's Little Chelsea. Subtley aged, with a slightly faded air of elegance to the fabric...just like me ;-) I wish.


Well, I hope I haven't offended your sensibilities and thank you all so much for leaving such great comments and taking the time to stop by. x

ps. last post entitled "you make the moon a mirror ball" by the magical 'Elbow'. The most beautiful of love songs, in my humble.

39 comments:

Jackie said...

Such gorgeousness.

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

I just wanna FEEEEEEEEEEEL real love nanananananaaaana
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Pretty pretty things! Can you make gorgeous pretty purses like these even if you're having a bad day btw?

Cowboys and Custard said...

Robbieeeeeee!

I love your sense of vision Viv.. you see the potential and beauty of these materials and make them into something most covetable and memorable..

Michele xx

Gina said...

I think what you have done to the serviettes is a vast improvement. The purse is beautiful.

Wild Somerset Child said...

Oh so beautiful - the originals of course, but so much enhanced by what you have done with them.

silverpebble said...

My sensibilities are not offended at all. This is simply some beautiful repurposing. As Gina says, you have improved them and I believe they will be used more now, in purse form.

Corinne Phillips said...

They are beautiful Viv. Enhanced by your gorgeous creativity! xx

Kayla coo said...

I adore pansies,so beautiful.x

PICCALILY & BLOSSOM said...

Gawjus as ever!!

Love the post title... but then always had a bit of thang for Mr R Williams.

X

bad penny said...

Bravo !

Clare said...

Utterly lovely!!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Viv, so true about them lying at the bottom of the laundry basket for months, because that's just what would happen (in my house anyway) and they look so pretty as purses. My favourite though is the Sanderson rose print! Lesley

Margaret said...

I'm delighted to see these lovelies being given a new life, much better to be out there in the world than sitting at the bottom of a drawer, inspired! I do love your curtain chick the most tho, fabbo! Mxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

I love a bit of Hanky Panky! they look brilliant as purses, in fact I think ...."I can feel real love" in them, tee hee

Love Sarah x x x
Ps Whilst I hate to admit to it did you see Robbie on the dreaded Factor! I thought he was a little strange?

lemonade kitty said...

I love thing's from yesteryear that are given a second life, and those napkin's made into purse's are so beautiful I'd love to own one especially the one with pansie's on... love Lucey x

lemonade kitty said...

BLUE pansie's lol Lucey

myvintageparty said...

One word... GORGEOUS!
Laura x

cocoa and blankets said...

lovely...I cant help falling in love...(Elvis) with your purses...mine is my absolute favourite only for special occasions purse.....hope you are well...love and hugglets H of the bare and echoing wardrobe...

Eileen said...

WOW, Viv! These are GREAT!!! You have enhanced their beauty!

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com

HanneC said...

That´s the way to do it.
I think those napkins are much more appreciated now that you have given them a new life :-)

libbyquilter said...

wow~!~what a beautiful way to re-use these wonderful vintage bits~!!~
your purses are just gorgeous and always make me smile no matter what you make them out of~!~

:)
libbyQ

p.s. i so admire your courage in cutting them up and using them . . . i let fear stop me and when i see your sweet art i do feel a bit more courage to someday cut some bit of vintage beauty up of my own . . . you are right; they are now being used and appreciated which is wonderful~!!~

karen said...

beautiful hankies and beautiful wordas from Robbie! Be still my beating heart.

lilylovekin said...

Just lovely, and so much nicer as a purse then in the bottom of a basket-you did Good!

lemonade kitty said...

Just to let you know there's an award for you over at my blog. Hope you don't mind me linling to you Love Lucey.x

Lajoni said...

yaaaaaaaaaaay I found you .....I saw your purses a few months ago and then forgot where I had seen them...they are stunning love them soooo much am going to look to see whats for sale xxx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh yes! They are much nicer as pretty ladies' purses. Still too nice to use though! :o)

You're the best xx

Sal said...

Gorgeous,Viv!
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog when I was ill...very much appreciated!
Love,Sal ;-)

Victoria said...

I think it's wonderful how you give new life to old objects!

Kitschen Pink said...

those napkins have been waiting all their lives to be made into your purses! well done you! t.xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Wow you're in Sewing World! Congratulations well done you. I really must find a copy, none of local country stores have a clue what I am asking for tee hee.

Love Sarah x

paperbird said...

I received my pretty little quilt I bought from your etsy shop- I adore it. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work.

Kickcan and Conkers said...

beautiful work!

mansuetude said...

i just have to say they are adorable, but the title knocked me over. where did you get it!?

mimilove forever said...

Beautifully recycled...much nicer than being used for wiping messy chops! x:)

Donna said...

I adore them Viv, what a wonderful use for something that has, up until now, lay useless! I am so looking forward to seeing your beautiful things at the V&H fair in a few weeks x

Cathy said...

You have created wonders with the purses, and I had to laugh about the spag bol.

whitney-anne said...

oh absolute heaven, what a wonderful thing to do with such a find!!

Clare said...

Hi Viv, yes we are next to each other again at the fair...looking forward to seeing you there with all your lovelies!

Fleur de Boheme said...

The purses are gorgeous!! And so is your garden studio!!! I haven´t seen the picture before - is it new?

Bye Kirsten