swedish christmas embroidery


Look at this absolutely beautiful vintage Swedish Christmas embroidery I saw at the home of a friend today. It was her mother's and is very old. I loved the colours and the simple stitching. God Jul!

11 comments:

Marigold Jam said...

How lovely! Those colours are so subtle yet bright aren't they?

Alison said...

that is just beautiful! I read somewhere that St Stephans Day is celebrated on 26 December in Scandinavia, and that there is a tradition that St Stephan was a stable boy, hence the images of horses...

Gina said...

How beautiful!

Sue said...

Aren't they gorgeous? The blue background has obviously faded but I don't know about the threads. It's a lovely combination, anyway.

Sue said...

Ah, that's interesting, I didn't know that. I must ask my friend...

Frances said...

Yes, Sue, that is very lovely embroidery. I do like the softness of the colors of the fabric and the stitches. Aren't those horses fine? Now I will remember what Alison has written about St Stephen's Day, too.

Thank you all very much. And a very Happy 2016, too. xo

Toffeeapple said...

How lovely, Darlana horses!

Sue said...

Ooh, Darlana horses... going to look that up... X

Sue said...

Happy 2016 to you too dear Frances X

rossichka said...

This is absolutely adorable! The colours are so bright and the horses are so sweet. I like the variety of stars! I have such embroidery treasures from my grand mothers and I keep them with love.
Happy New Year, dear Sue! I wish you lots of laugh, health, inspiration and happy moments with your family! xox

Sue said...

Oh Happy New Year to you too,Rossi dear, and to your beautiful family xxx