Saturday, March 28, 2020

Embroidered Dogs on Parade

Good Morning!

I wasn't sure what to post today but I feel like I should share something.  I'm used to working at home but I have been checking the internet much more often due to the anxiety of the times. 
Scout is annoyed with me right now because it is raining which means no walkies.  She is convinced I control the forecast.  

Today I thought I would share some different images from my vintage linens collection and I'm calling them embroidered dogs on parade.  It's just a little cheer up for you and me.

This and the image above was from a 1940s or 50s tablecloth pattern.  

Sailor themed patterns were always popular but perhaps more after WW 2.  This particular piece was from a bib.

This is from a baby quilt during or shortly after World War 1.  I chose to include it because clearly the dog likes to pull on her leash like another dog I walk.

 I think this baby is cute!

A circus dog from a coverlet that features a variety of different blocks.

This quilt was given to my aunt and is from the 50s or 60s.  I think the embroidery was done by a child.

2 cross stitch dogs from an antimacassar, unsure of when it was made--probably in the early 1960s.  

Do you know what antimacassars are?  They were placed on the backs of chairs and on cushions etc, to protect the upholstery from Macassar oil that men used to apply to their hair in the early 20th century.  When I was young, Brylcreem was a popular product for men to use to style their hair and my grandmothers always protected their furniture from the grease.

I have strayed from dogs so I best get another cup of coffee and start the day!  Stay safe and healthy!

Dog with pot of joe from 1950s-60s tablecloth.


Julierose said...

So cute!! thanks for the smile and trip down Memory Lane )">>A little dab 'll do ya") you gave me smiles--thank you for that;)))
~`~ ~ ~ waves from Julierose;)))

Bits of Stitching! said...

So many lovely vintage embroideries, thanks for sharing!

LA Paylor said...

awe I love vintage embroideries! With dogs! I remember the brilcream days, ewwww. Milo is stir crazy, it's snowing here again today. Dad's working here, so that's driving poor puppy crazy, here but no playing!

I was watching the great british pottery throwdown, and up came a show you'd like, great british gardening show!