Vintage Picks of the Week – needlework for spring

Vintage Picks Of The Week

It’s time for our series, Vintage Picks of the Week! We scour the internet looking for just the right piece of vintage to add to our decor, and include ideas on how we think these pieces could be used.

The Picks this week are brought to you by Laurie at NextStage Vintage.

Handmade lampshade with vintage needlework

What I Like About It: Judy Lake of the Etsy shop Lampshadelady has married the beauty of a vintage needlework with modern materials to make a lampshade that is pure charm.

How I Would Use It: I would use this as a small statement piece with a simple base, perhaps on a bedside table.

needlepoint lampshade


Recycled needlepoint pouch

What I Like About It: Everything. Designer Ella of the Etsy shop EllaOsix in the Netherlands hand makes lots of cool things from recycled needlework. This piece is all about the colors, the style and pure cheerfulness.

How I Would Use It: In my bag everyday to control all my unruly charging cords.

needlework pouchVintage embroidered linens collage curtain

What I Like About It: Beata from the blog by Rosehip has created an original curtain from vintage dresser scarves and guest towels and other small pieces. Often vintage linens were used and loved and have stains or wear. Using the best parts of those pieces to make something new both respects the original maker and gives the pieces creative new life where they should be, out where everyone can enjoy them.

How I Would Use It: As Beata uses it here, on a single window. The look is wonderful but is best used sparingly to maintain it’s decorative statement.

embroidered curtain

So there you have it! My three favorite vintage picks for the week! Make sure to check back to see what items are on the Pick List next week!Hand pointing right | Antique Design Illustrations

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  1. What charming picks, Laurie. The curtain collage is a great example of artistic recycling and would look great in my powder room window. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I LOVE that curtain! And wouldn’t that curtain and the lampshade look lovely in a young ladies dressing room! The pouch would be mine as well – to control my messy pocketbook. 🙂

  3. Thanks for including me in your picks! Love your other choices, too Laurie. I agree, the window curtain is a super cool idea to use odd pieces of embroideries. That might be just the idea for all my scraps that are too odd to make lampshades.

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