Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reviving A Sweet Pillow

On one of my thrift store shopping trips in the past few months I found this pillow.


When I bought this there were sections of the yellow flower missing and it had rusty looking stains and was just dirty.  I took a picture of it when I first bought it but when I uploaded it on to my computer is must have been misdirected and it is not to be found.

First, I soaked the pillow to remove the stains.
I then redid the missing embroidery work.


I love the creative detail work on the corners.


The little buttonholes are hand stitched.


It is nice to take a piece of needlework, clean it and find it a new "home".  This sweet little pillow now has a place on my bed. 


Linking to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

13 comments:

  1. Thats so pretty ,great find .

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  2. What a find, those are the things that have me skipping out of thrift stores!!

    Carol

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  3. What a great find and it is so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love old needlwork and hate to see it cast aside, I am so glad you brought this treasure back to life, it's beautiful.

    Nonie

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  5. What a pretty little find and so wonderful that you could mend it yourself. That tin of treasures was fun to go through too. When both my in-laws died, we found an old sewing tin filled with photographs. My MIL didn't have much on display or decorate her home, she was very simple with her decorating, and I was so shocked to see so many black and white family photos. Treasures indeed! Wishing you a warm and wonderful day. Tammy

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  6. Just beautiful...and you repaired it perfectly! Very talented gal!

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  7. Such a gorgeous pillow! I'm a pillow lover as you probably know by my recent series of pillow posts. I just love how pillows dress up a room.

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  8. That is so pretty and I always think of the person who did all that needlework. Lovely.

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  9. I love the fact you took someone else's tossed object and made it into a keepsake. A great job and you made it your own!
    Deb

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  10. That is such a sweet pillow! I am so glad you took it home and fixed it up. I always think about the person who spent hours working on something and then it ends up at a thrift store.

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  11. The pillow is precious!! I kick myself sometimes for passing things up and when I get home thinking "I could have done _______" and it would have been so pretty!!

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  12. WOW Sherry what a great job! It is a lovely pillow, and that you could fix it is great. I, like some others, think about the original owner...all the hard work they put into it and now you finding it and giving it a second life is wonderful!

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