From the glory box of my bisnonna…

Francesca Carrozza initials

The initials of my great-grandmother, bisnonna Francesca Carrozza, hand-stitched onto this linen pillow cover in 1920s Calabria for her glory box that was to end up in 1930s Australia. I didn’t fully appreciate these linens when I was young but they have since become precious to me.


Filed under garden + vintage linens, inspiration + history, italy

6 responses to “From the glory box of my bisnonna…

  1. I love these things, so precious.

  2. So pretty! A beautiful link with the past…

  3. Exquisite! I love the term ‘glory box’- I talk it that is the Australian term for hope chest?

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