Thursday, 6 December 2012

If I had to choose just one thing....

Posting this in haste as realise that my last post was a 'Moaning Mini' post and quite not necessary and I blotted my giveaway with my gripes. 'Normal' me will be back soon I hope.   I have a very good proper job/s so Fairs etc are a nice little extra - I take on board all of your suggestions and will make 2013 a year of decision! Thank you for that.

Still no joy with photos so this is a post that I wrote a while back.

The obvious  aside what would be the one non-living  thing (photgraphs not included) that you would save from a disaster ?
Along with my Desert Island Disc choices this is something that I frequently mull over.  I have a top ten - all of little to no value but special for the memories that they hold.  Something that I come back to is this:



This is a large felt and embroidered picture that I bought when I was 18 (a while ago then Jenny...) from a junk shop.  I find it just marvellouso.  I made it into a cushion cover but now thinking of framing it as I never cut the outer fabric (just folded it over around the cushion!).  It is dated 1948



What I particularly like is the way movement is captured and also the detail on both of the women's coats.  Often I have found that embroidered faces are difficult to do well - but these faces are just lovely



Along with the ones on my previous Christmas card posts this is an image that features on my "Vintage Christmas Cards for You" line.  I am considering a range of mugs and calenders....

Hey - who threw that snowball...

You pesky kids!

Sauce

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    1. Thank you kindly - wish I could claim it as my own work but I can pretend!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. What a wonderful find! I've never seen felt used like that,the coats are truly cosy. I love the hair and hats too.

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    1. Thank you - I do love it so and wish I had one of those coats!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Just lovely ... and so festive ... the detail is gorgeous ... Bee xx

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  4. Absolutely wonderful, it's so joyful. It would make me smile every time I looked at it. Lucky, lucky find!

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    1. Indeed - it was when I used to have lots of spare time to rummage in junk shops most weekends!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. I think I would have to grab as many vintage sheets and rolls of wallpaper I could....then rush out with the Christmas tree I've just made balanced on my head!
    Love your cushion, the detail is wonderful! :)

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    1. YOur tree is lovely Ada - I would be grabbing that too!

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  6. What a fantastic winter's scene: full of detail, movement and joy. Oh to have such a wonderful imagination and skill to make something like this. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    If I had to choose one thing from my home it would be a lap quilt I made for No. 3 Son. The colours remind me of bluebell woods and it was based on a quilt that appeared in a Lassie film from many, many years ago. I just love it.......he on the other hand screws it up, stands on it, tosses it down the back of his bed and does many other uncherishing things with it. I can only assumes he likes it too. Philippa xx

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    1. That quilt sounds lovely - do you have a photo of it?
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. You might like to see my article on Christmas cards on www.savistamagazine.com
    I love old Christmas cards and seeing as I've been married for 48 years, I wish now I'd kept the early ones from when I was first married in 1964 - they'd be vintage, too, now (a bit like me, har, har!)

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    1. Thank you for link - so you are an author? Interesting article - many thanks
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. You should definitely grab that lovely ice cream sign from your wall as well.
    I think I'd take a little wooden horse on wheels and a very old child's abacus.
    Your cushion is really special.

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    1. Oh yes - I will have to keep a screwdriver with me at all times!
      Your choices sound lovely
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. I to have thought about this and I think it would have to be all my photo albums of my girly taken over the past 12 years of her life for sure!
    This is so joyful, showing the true spirit of Christmas, thank you so much for sharing with us xox Penelope

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    1. Ooops I have just realised you said "photographs not included", well then it would have to be a couple of precious bits of jewellery that have big sentimental value for me x

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    2. Ah photos - they are just irreplaceable so are a given I think!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Thank you kindly Dorothy
      Best wishes
      jenny

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  11. Everything and every detail on this picture is absolutely fabulous - I should have it framed and hang in centre stage.....especially at this time of year :)
    x

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    1. thank you dear Barbara - mmm - I shall have a think about framing it
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. I love felt pictures, I have one my mum did in the fifties
    Julie xxxxx

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    1. Oh - do you have a photo of it - I bet it is lovely
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. Aw, I've never seen anything more beautiful in all my born days!! The colours are lovely and such thought and detail that has gone into it......priceless. Lucey x

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