Sunday, 19 February 2012

Vintage charm

 I recently unearthed some old tablecloths with amazingly intricate fine crochet work on the edges and some old doilies.  Having neither the patience nor the dexterity needed to use such fine thread or make it look anywhere near as neat, I decided to come up with a modern take on this vintage style.

These coasters are perfect for adding a touch of vintage charm to any living area.  The beads provide some extra details to a beautiful style.  Who said practical couldn't be beautiful too?

With a variety of styles including hexagonal and square, neutral colours and black, and beads in a variety of styles and finishes, there would be something to suit anyone.  Commissions gladly taken to create the perfect set for any decor and for any occasion...

I love the millefiore beads as the colours and designs are so varied and provide a truly unique item....

I am also a great fan of unearthing treasures and revamping old items and these look great on my 'new' old table.  Kirstie Allsopp really has a lot to answer for but there is something so rewarding about breathing new life back into things.  Everytime we use our oak dining room table, I have the satisfaction of sitting down on a chair that I made a custom fit seat pad for with a bargain piece of fabric.  Perfect!  I will have to find a new project to revamp as think I can get to enjoy this.  

Has anyone else made any great vintage finds that they're proud of?  

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