torsdag, mars 14, 2013

Lucky find



Yesterday we went for a drive. Along that drive we happened upon a cafe. Along with the cafe there happened to be a lovely shop. In that shop there happened to be this lovely vintage crochet cover that I happened to like. And as it happens the cover came home with us.



Initially I saw this pretty coverlet as a tablecloth, come summer, on the garden table; just the right size and weight (no light breeze will blow this one off the table, as tends to be the case with lighter weight tablecloths...)



But of course summer is still just a dream, as the temperature insists on staying well below zero, even during the day. Despite the bright sunshine the snow does not seem to be going anywhere in a hurry...



Yet I can't bear to 'hide' this lucky, pretty find in the linen cupboard while I wait for spring. So for now it will grace the spare room bed, where it does indeed look very much at home (maybe I'll have to rethink the tablecloth bit...?)

42 kommentarer:

MeMeRose sa...

Oh your crochet cover is divine! I love it... I am also so in awe of this kind of fine work... it looks completely wonderful in your home x

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

Oh so pretty! :) :

Meggie sa...

I loved your post today. Waht a wonderful find...for the bed or the table. I also checked out the cafe menu...yummm!

thriftwood sa...

Ooh it looks perfect on the bed!

Fab find ...

Love Claire xxx

Susan sa...

Just beautiful! I have a crochet tablecloth that my grandmother made and it's a cherished item, XOXO

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea sa...

How lucky indeed! I can't believe it is below zero...I am complaining because it is in the 60's here in Florida.

Blessings and I hope you stay warm,
Amy Jo

Sharron sa...

Oh you are so so lucky to have found such a wonderful item! very jealous indeed x

gabraj sa...

Oh so pretty!

made-and-found sa...

Mia,that is so beautiful.What an amzing find.Too beautiful for a tablecloth but perfect on a bed x

Twyla and Lindsey sa...

Oh, that is absolutely gorgeous! I am so glad you found it! It is too beautiful to be hidden away, so yes, when not on the table it should be on the bed! Enjoy your day! Twyla

Geli sa...

Hello Mia!
So beautiful! It fits perfect to your cushions and blankets.
Happy time!
With love,Geli

Ruths datter sa...

Dette var bare så fint. Tenk så masse arbeid det har vært på dette. For ikke å si vakkert arbeide. Nydelig Mia.
Klemz

Sommerhuset i bakken sa...

Åhhh, så fint! Herlige bilder!

Ha en super kveld!

Barbara sa...

Some very fine handwork went into that cloth - so beautiful!

Plain Jane sa...

So beautiful - and completely belongs on that bed x Jane

Samantha Roberts sa...

Isn't it wonderful when beautiful things happen? Gorgeous spare room!!

Custom Comforts sa...

So sorry that it is still soooooo cold there. Makes me think our 30 degrees F isn't all that bad.
Love your new tablecloth/coverlet. It is just beautiful and I imagine whatever you choose to do with it will look lovely.
Cindy

Frances sa...

Mia, you've truly found a crocheted treasure. Can you imagine how many hours of skilled, patient crocheting were invested in this beautiful creation

I once crocheted a bed cover myself. My work began while watching seemingly endless television coverage of what became known over here in the States as the Watergate hearings into the doings of the Nixon administration.

Eventually, I did finish that bedspread, complete with long fringed edging. Sometime towards the end of the "last century" I donated this work to a neighborhood thrift shop, and still hope that someone came along and saw it and recognized its unique value.

xo

Betsy sa...

Such a beautiful, beautiful treasure you found. I'm a crocheter and can only imagine the patience in making such a beauty.
Blessings,
Betsy

by Teresa sa...

Gadzooks! That was a lucky find.. did it cost a lot? I have a beautifully crocheted lace tablecloth on my table, I think it might be a bedspread, but it can be used for both. I've got photos of it on my blog, you're invited to come see it if you'd like. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

wattle_girl sa...

Great find, Mia. I just love the serendipity of your adventure. Julie

Jak sa...

Indeed a lucky find, beautiful!
Jak x

Anonym sa...

This is so beautiful! I do understand that this piece of handywork HAD TO come home with you. Especially, since you are a person to appreciate the beauty and the work.

Thanks for sharing,
Andi, Cologne

Helen sa...

Love it !

Happy week-end :)

Jana sa...

What a great find. Lucky you!
Cheers, Jana

May Kaardahl sa...

Nydelig, Mia!

LaurenceM37 sa...

Marvellous ! LaurenceM37

Bego sa...

ohhh!!!
Que bonita.
Bego

Anonym sa...

Kjære Mia!
Kan du gi meg e-post adr. din? Jeg får den ikke frem. Min er:
bestezte@hotmail.
Hilsen Britt

Mac n' Janet sa...

How absolutely gorgeous! The time it must have taken someone to make this beautiful thing, it would be a shame to ever put it away.

Simple Living sa...

Your crochet find is a real treasure.It is so beautiful. I love the lace edging..so pretty:)..hmmmm, inspiring me to start a new crochet project!!

christine sa...

Superbe cette nappe en crochet qui devient dessus de lit si on veut. Bon dimanche.

Anonym sa...

Vilket underbart virkat fynd,så ljuvligt Mia! :)
Kram/Nettan

Cosy Times sa...

So beautiful, what a find! I love your colourful blog xxx

Landcharm sa...

Vakkert funn! Håper alt er bra med deg. L9816enge siden nå. Jeg er i live, selv om det ikke ser slik ut på bloggen min.

GardenofDaisies sa...

That is the most gorgeous lacey crocheted coverlet!!! Perfect either as a tablecloth or bedcover.

mittlilleparadis.123hjemmesider sa...

Hi Mia
I am new to this blogging business and you are the very first one I comment on so hope this goes through...
Like the atmosphere in your blog and the way you make rooms and furniture "yours". Inspiring.
Spring is my favorite time of year with so much new life appearing as well as uncovering "useful debris" to potentially become new life.
Have a sunny weekend. Eva in paradise :)

Joanne sa...

Oh yes! Great find- so 'you'- just your style. And mine too, I might add!

Annette - MyRoseValley sa...

Wow! That is stunning. Is it handmade really? If so, what a work of art. Bless the woman (or man...I hardly think it is a man but you never know...) behind this wonderful and delicate creation. Lucky you!
Annette
My Rose Valley

Anonym sa...

I want to thank you for sharing the pictures of the gorgeous table covering you found. I am attempting to decipher and recreate the design for myself, so your many photos are much appreciated, especially the close up ones. It's a really beautiful piece.
Fiona
Edmonton, Canada

Irene sa...

It really is a lovely find!

Angela sa...

Wow! What a lucky find indeed!! It's gorgeous, think I'll try my hand at coping it, thank for sharing. :)