The sign that hung outside the store...

The sign that hung outside the store...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Good things come in small packages

When you go into a thrift store, what is your shopping method? Do you first have a walk through and then go around again, to look up or down?  I do. 

Yesterday on my second circle of one of my favorite thrift stores, I found these really wonderful small needlepoint pieces. 

The delicacy and detail is amazing, and they were professionally framed. If I had been in a hurry and not circled around again, I would of missed them.

They were done with small needles, so compared to most needlepoint I run across, they are exceptional works of art. The framed piece is 9 1/2" by 8 1/2 " on each.

They are framed in a shadowbox type frame, so the glass does not touch the matted pieces.  Do you like them?  

As much as I would love to keep them, I think I will put them in my Etsy store.

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Happy Thrifting! 



The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great find! I always look up and down in antique stores. So nice to meet you, I am follower #5 YEA! Welcome back to blogging!


The Pink Geranium and Jan's Place said...

Carol, I so appreciate your comments, and becoming follower # 5, thank you!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're so sweet and the detail is amazing. They were probably very expensive to frame. Thanks so much for sharing.

The Pink Geranium and Jan's Place said...

Thanks for coming by, and I agree the frames seem to be expensive. I really want to keep them!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

What a cute little Dutch couple! Lovely frames too. I agree... sometimes you have to make two trips around to see what you missed the first time! :)

The Pink Geranium and Jan's Place said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment..and following, I really do appreciate it!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I find I have to give a quick 'run through' the aisles getting what strikes me first. Then I go through a second, third or fourth time and really look. Your pictures are lovely -- I remember when my eyes were sharp enough to do cross stitch on 22 count fabric!!!

The Pink Geranium and Jan's Place said...

Your description of your thrift store process sounds very familiar! I can't imagine being able to do needlepoint that small!

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment!


Maureen said...

I have done quite a bit of cross stitch, but like Lauren, it's getting harder and harder to see. The smallest I think is called Petit Point; my mom did some beautiful pieces but I never went that small a stitch. Those pieces are very nice! Love the frames too!

I too do several trips around the Thrift Stores. I usually begin with a quick run, starting at my favorite spots in the store. Then I go back around a second or third time, looking up and down and behind... especially going down an aisle from the opposite direction will cause me to spot something I overlooked the first time.