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I am a mother of two girls and live in a two hundred year old house in a Dorset village. I love to bake, knit and sew. I love social history and collect vintage everything, I sell the overspill on Etsy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Stitch in Time, London 1952

14th May 1952 to be precise

My clever mother embroidered this remarkable tablecloth.
Bordered with Scottish Thistles, Welsh Daffodils, Irish Shamrocks and English Roses

Each corner has a Coat of Arms

And in the middle is an embroidered map of London and various historic locations.

Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and Hyde Park Corner

I love the giraffes at Regents Park Zoo

And the serpent in the Serpentine.

This is an Heirloom, a work of art, yet many would dispute this as it is an embroidery created by an ordinary housewife. All I Know is that I will never part with it. It is a little piece of English History. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do

1 comment:

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Wow lovely piece. Clever mother. Joan