I have a collection of vintage linens, needlepoint, embroidery, and other handwork. Because in the past June was traditionally the most popular month for weddings (now it’s August), I decided to share a few of my pieces that illustrate weddings. How I appreciate the time that was spent on these special pieces. It would be fun to frame some in some way.
This is a series of dish towels that depict the wedding day. Here is the bride coming down the stairs ready to wed. Some of these vintage patterns are still for sale so it is difficult to determine what is vintage and what is not but I don’t care. I just really love the visuals.
The bride with her flower girl.
The flower girl but it looks like it wasn’t finished.
The Bride and Groom.
Cutting the cake.
Another dish towel series depicting a courtship and marriage. Here is the proposal. I love the background details.
The formal wedding portrait.
Off to the honeymoon. Love the details on the clothing.
Now a family and on a walk. Love all the details here. I really should use all these dish towels but I don’t have the heart to, at least not for now!
This is a small square tablecloth with wedding related images in the four corners.
These were used sometimes over small tables set for card games or tea parties.
These small guest towels aren’t wedding related but they are fun to share. I put them out sometimes for guests.
This is a fun hankie that depicts the different traditional gifts given for each wedding anniversary.
An unusual humorous hankie that illustrates a marriage game with circles for the scores. This may be from the late 50’s or early 60’s. I love the bold colors on this one. I bought all these items at antique malls or on Ebay. I don’t collect anymore, I have run out of room!