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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Home again Home again

I spent a very happy time last week visiting family, we were very lucky with the weather and were able to get out and about.
DH went back to work today and I am just about getting back to a routine.

One highlight of the trip, was passing a charity shop and spotting this embroidery in the window, I could only see a corner and a label saying
£2-50 As Seen, I wasn't even sure if the label belonged to the embroidery as things were all piled on top of one another,
When I asked to look at it the woman announced 'you have it as seen' which made me think for that price it must be in bits, I didn't mind I thought I could chop it up, but the only thing wrong is where someone has washed it and some of the colours have run, but I don't care, I love it



I had a job to take a picture as its 48" X 34" above is a close up



and this is half the design as it is mirror imaged, and below is the reverse side which is just as lovely, I was so excited at my find I think I need to get out more :)

10 comments:

arlee said...

I had to laugh! You sound EXACTLY like me----i need to get out more too--and when i do, it's that kind of thing that gets my juices going :}Beautiful, inspiring, use-able and a bargain!!

Guzzisue said...

I've got a similar embroidery with red border and black background liberated from a car boot sale for £4 has lived on the back of our sofa for years, love it

Sue B said...

Wow Carol, what a find! I wouldn't have been able to pass that up either.

verobirdie said...

You have been a lucky hunter! This is beautiful.

Helen Cowans said...

Its beautiful! What a find :)

Sue said...

Goodness me, lucky you! It's so lovely, and a total bargain. You'll enjoy ownership of this, whatever you decide to do with it.

Purple Missus said...

Ooh you jammy old devil - and to think I go past that shop all the time. That'll teach me to keep my eyes open *LOL*

Celia said...

obviously a lot of us like to rescue ill-treated and unwanted textiles. I have a lovely tablecloth which just has a few faint tea stains on it, from a charity shop. Of course I never use tablecloths ...
Celia

Angelcat said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful treasure you found, I can see why you love it!

Jackie said...

Very lucky! How could you resist it , at any price!