07 January 2010

The Stool

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the stool

This is the needlepoint stool that I bought on Ebay. I am in love with the bright cheerful pattern. Around the edge is embroidered:

Ruth Emery
Feb 1973
Mulberry Drive

The seller listed this stool as an antique dated 1873. The actual stool I am sure is an antique, the needlepoint obviously on closer inspection is not but the two pieces make a perfect match. I believe the stool is quite old judging from the nails and type of construction...and if I had that Appraisal Certificate I could have my own personal Antiques Roadshow moment.

You can see how inspiring this little work of art is and I think the antique silk shoes purchased from Big Fish Lil Pond, the Etsy shop of my niece extraordinaire, Natalie, complete the picture.

4 comments:

Madelief said...

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I did not do the embroidery myself, but bought it at a fair from a couple who came from Vietnam. It was handmade overthere. My daughter and I both find it very pretty as well! I like the stool you bought at Ebay. It's very colourful!!

Have a good weekend!

groetjes from Holland,

Madelief

Kathy Gillespie said...

Hello Madelief,

Thank you for visiting by blog...don't you just love Ebay...I can never get enough browsing. I love your style and your photos are stunning....I am a new follower!

Stacey Cornelius said...

These objects seem to have a life of their own. One wonders what stories they could tell. Where did it come from? Who made it? What did the original upholstery look like, and what prompted the new, embroidered cover?

It's a lovely piece, Kathy. The slippers are a perfect companion.

loretta said...

What an awesome ebay find!!! Love it :)

I've always wanted to make a footstool out of a stitched piece, but I'm kind of afraid that it will get totally ruined.