Happy Thrifty Thursday friends!
Ever since I was a wee little thrifty rebel, before I can even remember (so my mother tells me), I’ve been enamoured with flowers.
When I found this large 60″ x 80″ vintage hand embroidered tablecloth and 8 napkins set I was completely and redundantly totally helpless… and didn’t even try to fight it.
The cost? A rather shocking $5 for something so beautiful.
I could not believe it.
I fell in love and had to have it… even though I know I will probably never use it.
Because pretty linens and 16 daggered feline feet are simply a recipe for disaster… if you want the linens to stay in tact that is.
Even though 12 of those feet are quite well behaved… they still roam the house at will, leaving miniature puncture wounds in their wakes.
I didn’t even want to risk opening it up and putting it on the kitchen table for a photo… because new potential puncture victims are just too enticing for some… not naming any names mind you.
(Miss Cutie Pie Pixie)
But then I decided to pretend to be the boss for a few fleeting moments and I locked all four felines and their 16 feet in the living room while I took a quick pic.
Alas, the plight of a cat lover. lol. (They really didn’t seem to mind too much).
I do love our cats (our best finds ever)… more than tea towels, blankets, curtains, bedspreads, and even tablecloths… or any other linens that might capture my thrifting heart.
But while very willingly and also quite happily living in this house of rescued felines I can still enjoy beautiful things like this amazing work of art, and marvel at the talent of the unknown person who so lovingly created it.
Here you can see the same area as the previous photo… the main flowers are appliqued, and the rest is most definitely hand done.
I am in awe of the talent and patience.
I’m keeping this set until I feel like I can let it go. That might be next week… or it might be never. 🙂
One never knows. lol.
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!