Sep 9, 2016 · 5:59 pm
Another piece from the chest of drawers containing linens sewn by my grandmothers… since it was last a picture of my Italian great-grandmother’s initialled linen pillow cover (or pillow sham) from 1920s Calabria, it seemed fitting this time to take out this doily with embroidery hand-stitched by my Australian grandmother, circa 1950s in Brisbane – mezza italiana/mezza australiana
I currently have it on top of a duchess, as in furniture (now there’s a term that possibly makes me sound Iike I’m about a hundred years old!)
Jul 7, 2016 · 9:10 am
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
Tagged as 1920s, antique linens, Calabria needlework, carrozza, embroidery, glory box, hand-embroidered, hand-stitched, Italian embroidery, Palmi Calabria, vintage linens