Thursday, 5 November 2009

Vintage Thingies 45 - Tatted Lace Tablecloth

It has been a while without Vintage Thingies Thursdays for me, but now I'm back again here too. It is time to show our vintage treasures and share the fun through Suzanne's blog.




My entry this week is a little table cloth with tatted lace and embroidery. Great Auntie Saima, who else, tried her hand on tatting as well. You can click the picture to see the details.




I wanted to show her knotting shuttle, too, but (because my sewing room in the cellar is such a mess) couldn't find it just now. Maybe later, on another Thursday.

Please visit all the blogs showing Vintage Thingies this Thursday, the link list is on Coloradolady's blog here.

20 comments:

  1. mmm more lovely vintage linens I am a sucker for them!

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  2. Hi Ulla!

    Pretty table cloth.

    We spent a summer in Haiti and the Haitian ladies in the area where we were were amazingly skilled at doing this style of needlework. They would pull the threads out in those open areas of the design - - - and some of their designs were very ornate. I was amazed.

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  3. Beautiful work. I am loving all the white vintage linens I have seen today, this one is so pretty. Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

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  4. My Mom knows how to tat. It takes much skill and patience. Beautiful!

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  5. So delicate and pretty. I love the insets in the cloth.

    I think a small child could get lost in my sewing room at the moment!

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  6. I'm crazy for vintage linen as well! The work is quite impressing.

    Thank you for sharing

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  7. That is a beautiful treasure! I'm so glad you shared this. Your Great Aunt Saima was an awesome tatter!
    I ♥ vintage linens and I ♥ ♥ ♥ tatting even more! I have a blog on tatting which you are more than welcome to come and visit anytime, if you would like!

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  8. Hi Ulla!'
    What a lovely keepsake!
    I laughed at your description of your sewing room.....you were describing MINE! I can't find anything in it, as it is so cluttered! Nothing like a good laugh over my morning coffee! thanks! Paulette

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  9. So funny that you posted this! I recently was reading an old book with direction for tatting and I was thinking - where in the world would I find a shuttle??? And when I read your post I realized they must be around!

    I never realized how this kind of edging was done - I have something edged like this. I thought it was crochet until I saw it in the book. I was floored that this was really a sort of knotting.

    Tracy

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  10. I was in Goodwill last week and there was a colorful bag of "thread" that caught my eye. Turns out it was tatting thread. I wondered what tatting was and hadn't gotten around to looking it up. Now thanks to you, I know. Very nice work.

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  11. I love how your Aunt would have a go at anything. I think she was a remarkable lady.

    Lovely tablecloth.

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  12. Lovely! This is such a pretty design. I am intrigued with your sewing room in the cellar. I am back to VTT too.

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  13. What a lovely keepsake,it's just gorgeous. So much handwork went into that piece,I know you treasure it.
    Happy VTT ..have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. lovely to have you back! Were there any gymnastics required???

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  15. It is beautiful. tatting looks so difficult to do yet delicate. thanks for sharing.

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  16. What a lovely tablecloth your aunt made! I can't even begin to understand how tatting is done. All I know is that I'm sure I wouldn't have the patience for it!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  17. Such a cute tabelcloth Ulla. It is seldom to see this beauty anymore!

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  18. Beautiful! Something I'd like to learn how to do. I have my Grandmothers tatting stuff.
    thanks for sharing!
    Robin

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  19. I love your Aunt Saima more and more and wish she could be here today! Beautiful tatting.. I know from experience how much time that took.

    And VERY nice to hear this about your sewing room.. makes me feel much better. :-)

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