Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rambling Rose Settee






I just couldn't resist!  With only some background to complete on my firescreen, this weekend I couldn't help doing the embroidered chippendale settee cover.



The coral pink silk, the red roses and the turquoise blue borders 


A pair of small embroidery scissors for scale




The colours are really vibrant against the dark wood







This photo reminds me to start planning the rug (and replace my broken daylight lamp!)


A little glimpse into the parlour on a Winter's evening, with lovely warm candle glow



Jonquil

28 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, love the colors you used!

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    1. THey just sort of 'happened' - totally based on what I had to hand, but will hopefully tone-down the bright blue of the parlour wall!

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  2. Hello Jonquil,
    I don't think you could of picked a lovelier pattern or a better color scheme. It is just wonderful...sod elicate and beautiful. I love it. I swear I would go into that room today and just sit by the fire.....it looks so warm and peaceful.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Ohhh, Giac, if only I could shrink you!

      I have to say that is my aim with this house, a nice quiet place to take refuge in (and no toddler mess!)

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  3. Just lovely, beautiful red roses. Did you do all of that in one weekend?!?!?

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    1. Ha, ha, yes I did - thank goodness for the football season, it means I can sneak off and do some mini-ing while man of the house watches the sports!

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  4. OH, Jonquil! Is ALL VERY BEAUTIFUL. What PERFECTION! The picture number 4 has a zen atmosphere.

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    1. thanks - that's certainly praise coming from you ; D!

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  6. What lovely needlework you do and I like the sneak peek through the window - very effective.

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    1. I am very fnd of a peeing tom shot :)... And when I turn the House lights on, something magic happens, I swear!

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  7. Very lovely embroidery, Jonquil! Can't wait to ee the rug. Mini hugs, Natalia

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    1. I can't wait to see the rug either, ha ha - I wouldn't hold your breath, it's not even at the planning stages yet ;)!

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  8. That is lovely! I have a very similar piece of furniture, but I know I couldn't do that in one weekend!

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    1. Sure you could Alice - all you have to do is bolt your door, stay in your pyjamas and not answer the phone!

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  9. ¡Es un trabajo maravilloso, me fascinan tus bordados! Además, el mueble es precioso, queda de maravilla en ese salón tan elegante.

    ¡Un abrazo enorme y enhorabuena!

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    1. muchas gracias - pero sólo puedo ver los errores! las fotografías no mienten!

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  10. Hi, Jonquil. I am your partner in Christmas swap by Caterina. Please, e-mail me your address to scarletsails@live.com. Natalia

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  11. The embroidered seat is wonderful! ;)

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  12. Beautiful, amazing workmanship, lovely colours, all combined to make a stunning piece for your room, congratulations! I absolutely love it!

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  13. I was absent for a while, you know, so I am reading on many blogs! Now I see I missed this one, I am sorry.
    This is fantastic embroidery work, Jonquil! Love the warm colors.
    Hugd, Ilona

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