December 18, 2018

Pom Pom Embroidery Hoops








I always do a happy dance when I find vintage crewel work at the charity shop.  Especially when it's as adorable as this.  

I could not believe my eyes.  First I spotted Santa, then after a few moments I spotted Mrs. Clause a little bit further down the aisle.

Oh, yes! 
Into the shopping cart they went. 

I did a little bit of searching on the Internet and quickly found out these were a packaged kit sold by Bernat back in the seventies.  I just adore the avocado green  fabric, but what I like the most is knowing some sweet grandma lovingly stitched this by hand, many years ago.

You can see in one of the pictures above what they looked like when I found them.  They had wire garland glued around the hoop and were looking a little bit tacky.   I was able to rip out the garland fairly easy and with the help of a glue gun I added a few red and white pom poms.

An easy fix and a fun way to spend two dollars.

Ho Ho Ho
Merry Christmas!


13 comments:

  1. My goodness me, Beca, you certainly found fabulous treasure. I can't believe you found Mr and Mrs Clause in the thrift shop. They have been so beautifully fashioned by someone with love and care. I love the olive green too. Such a fabulous idea to put these pretties into hoops and then add whimsy with the cheery pom poms. Merry Christmas to you, lovely Beca♥

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  2. Wow! Only $2. What a great find. You've allowed the beauty of them to really stand out with the new framing and embellishment.

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  3. Those are cute and look much better with the pom poms than the garland.

    I want to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment.

    Have a wonderful Christmas ~ FlowerLady

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  4. Beca you updated these in such a cute way . . . you kept the vintage look but gave them a fresh feel. You're so clever . . . Merry Christmas sweet friend.

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  5. Hi dear Beca,
    These are so precious! I love how you added to their cheerful whimsy with the pom poms also!!! Diana

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  6. So cute! The pom poms are a perfect addition.

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  7. Beautiful Beca. They would certainly have gone into my shopping cart too! They look wonderful. I am so sorry I have not been over to your blog, we lost our internet for quite some time after an electrical storm & I am just now catching up on everyone. Xx

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  8. Perfectly cute !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Holidays !
    Anna

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  9. These are so good, so cute!

    All the best Jan

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  10. beautiful...how in the world could anyone give these away. i like the changes you made!!

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  11. Dear Beca ... These are precious. I love finding sweet little treasures that are so affordable. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  12. Oh, so adorable! Such a cute update! Merry Christmas, Dear Beca, to you and your loved ones, and many blessings in the coming new year. xx Karen

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  13. I love how you fix this up and added the pom poms and how nice they look now for your decorations.
    Wising you and your family a Merry Christmas.
    Julie xo

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