from Italia to Australia…

glory-box-calabriaAnother piece from my Italian great-grandmother, Bisnonna Francesca’s glory box… (Cesca in my books). This hand-embroidered pillow sham from 1920s Calabria travelled in the hull of a ship across the world to a new life in Australia and remained tucked away for many decades… a keepsake of another place and life that might have been.


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

2 responses to “from Italia to Australia…

  1. What beautiful needlework & embroidery. These are real treasures crafted by your relatives’ loving hands.

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