9.9.09

Forgotten memories

Here´s a nice vintage patchwork-style
embroidered tablecloth I bought (for 1 €...)



























































"We do not remember days, we remember moments.
The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten."

(Cesare Pavese, born September 9, 1908)

Kommentare:

Chris Gray hat gesagt…

What a lovely find!

...a piece of work that took up a number of hours of a person's life...


...saved by someone who cares....

Art4Sol hat gesagt…

Interesting how it is stitched...only a loose satin style.

jude hat gesagt…

wow, what an inspiration! millions of ideas have burst into my little dot of a head.

Chris hat gesagt…

What a deal!

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

The tablecloth is almost like a science chart showing different kinds of atoms.

ger hat gesagt…

A bargain, isn´t it? I´m going to make it into a quilt I think ...

Lucy in the Sky hat gesagt…

Vom Wahnsinnspreis ganz abgesehen ein Wahnsinnsstück - ob das ein Eigenentwurf der Stickerin war, oder ein kommerzielles Muster? Könnte aus den zwanziger Jahren sein - die Zacken sehen nach Art Déco aus, gibt es ja auch ganz ähnlich an vielen Gebäuden, oder an Umspannwerken aus den Zwanzigern - da sollen die Zacken den elektrischen Strom symbolisieren, habe ich mal gelesen. Interessant.

E Marie hat gesagt…

The shapes remind me of Navajo blankets. Very nice!

ger hat gesagt…

Yes... - there´s some wild energy in this, disguised as needlework - whether electric, Native American or...

jackie hat gesagt…

A great find and I like your button bounty too. Some days my 'seams feel frayed and my hems fallen' but sometimes it helps to get out the wool and knock it about a bit. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Elizabeth hat gesagt…

Thank you for giving us some pictures of this unique piece made by someone who loved to embroider, to create. Enjoy you treasure.

suschna hat gesagt…

Maybe this is something very german? I have inherited a few tablecloths in this style. They always make me think of the women sitting there, doing the embroidery. In my imagination these women are always in company, never alone.
I also like the words about the memories and the moments, very true.