Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie: watercolor

This is a watercolor page from an illustrated book. I think its Persian but I'm not sure. I bought it at an antique store over 30 years ago and I just don't really remember what I was told...I just love the way it looks. Its like a quick sketch with a wonderful liveliness to the lines and the paint. I just love the flowers.
Now, eat your hearts out ladies...the Ultimate Sewing Tools Collection...
from 17th century Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in what became the USA, as reported in the archaeological report from the 1950s excavation. Just a little sewing history memorabilia for the 4th of July!
Have a Happy 4th of July!
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23 comments:

karenfae said...

I like the painting - so simple and beautiful.
The tools - wow - look how bent up those needles are! but so surprising is that they were found.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Postcardy said...

That's a very nice illustration. At first I was wondering what all those bent things were!

marybt said...

That was kind of mean to show sewing tools from Jamestown and not tell how you came by them!

They are totally cool.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh drool i love those vintage sewing tools :)

Miri said...
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Miri said...

Alas, the Jamestown sewing tools are not mine! The photo is from the archaeological report of the excavations in the 1950s. I just thought it was something nice to add for the 4th of July!

CHER said...

17th century? Wow, love them!!! The thimbles are great!!! Have a blessed day, Cher

LV said...

What neat vintage treasure you have. Great post. Also, thanks you for visiting my post.

Sarah said...

I have had the pleasure of seeing the artifacts from Jamestown. Really amazing!

Janet, said...

The picture is beautiful. Wouldn't it be nice if you did own those vintage sewing tools.

Roslyn said...

The watercolor is charming-but I think I'll pass on the sewing notions!

CC said...

Love the illustration..the colors are wonderful..and oooo!!!!, the vintage sewing things. How I would love to have them.
Happy VTT..have a wonderful and safe 4th.

~~Carol~~ said...

Those Jamestown pins have seen better days! I like the colors of the watercolor. Very cheerful!

Coloradolady said...

Do the sewing tools have a story? Where did you find them? See...you really have out interest up, but none the less, these are great finds and wonderful things to have......

Your watercolor is very beautiful. I love the flowers in the picture.


Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

P.S. Now....I see your response about the sewing tools.....still, great to see today!!

the wild raspberry said...

i love old thimbles!! i have thimbles from my grandmas and my husbands grandmas...very special.
chasity

mannequin said...

Wow, how rudimentary the tools. I cannot imagine! Imagine making a flag and darning socks with those.
I love your watercolor; the simple flowy lines are great, how come my lines don't flow like that?

Bea said...

Beautiful print. Those old sewing items just prove that no matter the condition, vintage/old is still cool.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i like the illustrations too! sweet couple and pretty.. and the sewing tools collection was awesome! super cool!

Joan said...

Thanks for showing us the vintage sewing stuff! I love old tools of almost any kind. Happy 4th!

Vicky said...

Miri, thank you for sharing these great vintage thingies.
have a great week.

Serena said...

What a lovely picture!!!

Ulla said...

Lovely watercolor picture! It is amazing how little thimbles and scissors have changed from the Jamestown times.
I had constant difficulties with internet on Thursday and Friday, and a busy weekend so I'm trying to visit the rest of the VTT blogs later.

Neabear said...

Wow! Look at those old sewing tools. How fascinating!! I love the painting too. I can see why you love it so.