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!

12 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

samia hussain said...

nice post