Monday, 14 October 2013

COMING HOME WITH MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR.
On Saturday morning I went out on a mission.
A birthday mission.
My lovely friend Miss Mooney Moon was having a birthday.
I wasn't sure what the results of the mission would be.
But my first and as it happened last stop was at Wayward, the wondrous vintage fabric and trimmings shop here in sunny St leonards.


Deep deep down in the fusty basement there was a box full of these beautiful bits of paper.
Vintage french textile designs.


There were so many.
They were so beautiful.
The choice was so hard.


Somehow I came home with more than just the birthday present.


These beauties are the ones that didn't get wrapped up and given a new home.
I think they would make the most amazing embroideries.
It wasn't until I got home I realised there was writing on the back.
Not only writing, but dates.


1865!


And the younger sibling 1899.
Amazing.
Love Nora xxx



9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a find! No wonder you came home with more than just the birthday pressie.

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  2. How lucky you are, gorgeous papers.

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  3. Oh, my goodness me! What a discovery! Heavenly!

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  4. What a fabulous find - lucky you!

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  5. A purchase with a long past - 150 years ago - what a find!

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  6. What a wonderful present to receive. I would love to have a rummage in that shop ... M x

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