Thursday, June 12, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Peonies
Today I am sharing one of my favorite vintage table runners.

Table Runner
My mom found it in an antique store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and gave it to me a few years ago.

Embroidery
It has beautiful embroidered flowers.

Trim
Along with a colorful crocheted scallop all around the edges.

Peonies
And last but not least, some peonies that my mom picked up at the store yesterday. I have never seen peonies before, so I was very excited. The scent is amazing and fills the whole kitchen!

Thank you for looking at my show and tell and have a wonderful weekend!



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55 comments:

Dawn said...

That is such a beautiful table runner! And the peonies are gorgeous.

nannykim said...

Ilove peonies!! We used to have some just like that where I grew up in CT!!!!

Barbara said...

Hi ,
what a beautiful embroidery....
in our garden these flowers are growing too...love them..have a nice weekend...
KIsses Barbara

Ruthie said...

What beautiful embroidery. We don't see much of those things anymore.

Found your site through Charlottes and thought I'd like to participate in Show and Tell Friday.

Smiles.

Jewelgirl said...

Gorgeous table runner! The pink
peonies are beautiful! Lots of
storms and rain and floods here,
so I am hoping to have some pretty
things growing in my garden this year!

Mam said...

Kelli, that runner is fabulous. I can't believe the edging! You must get some peony roots and plant them. They should grow beautifully in your climate! I even grew them in Alaska.
Nancy

Muum said...

Your table runner is great, I esp love the colorful trim work. And peonies are one of many brief spring pleasures!

Gattina said...

Your table runner looks very nice ! the embroidery is beautiful !

DeNiece Barnes said...

Your peonies are lovely, and so is the table runner. I love all the embroidery on it, I just look forward every Friday to see what you are going to post for show and tell Friday, it is so fun to see the different things that our bloggers have in their homes, everything is so beatiful.

Mica said...

where do you keep all these things?? I just love your shares... everything is always so perty !!! Hugs, Mica

Tammy said...

Beautiful work on that table runner!
And it sounds like you have a wonderful mom! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

What a beautiful piece of work on the table runner Kelli!

Very pretty.


Have a great day dear lady.

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli,

I've been trying to grow peonies for two years and this year I'm finally having great success! This is probably one of my most favorite blossoms.

And I just loved the woven colors in the border of your table runner. Thanks for hosting.

Constance said...

Growing up in Missouri, Peonies are very popular, I haven't smelled their intoxicating fragrance in years! Your runner is beautiful, I especially like the scalloped edge running along it. People don't stitch like this anymore! It used to be so common for women to do needlework but it has lost its popularity due to "busyness" I suppose. Thanks for sharing this week, I really liked seeing it on your table with the flowers!
Connie

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

This is so very pretty and the flowers add such a wonderful touch!! The details are so dainty!!
...Did I hear a rumor about a sugar cookie cake??? I will have to pop back in to see if you post the recipe!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Judy said...

I love the embroidery on it. Very pretty. I can't wait until my peonies are bloomed. They are almost there.

Tracy said...

I wrote just this week about being envious of peony owners. I still am! The table runner is beautiful, too.

Julie said...

My MIL has peony's in her yard. They are beautiful. I love your runner, too. The detail is so pretty. Have a great weekend. Julie

JanMary said...

Very pretty table runners. Love the peonies.

Jodi said...

Kelli ~ I don't think I have ever seen a scalloped border with the colorful threads woven in like that. So beautiful and unique! Your peonies are nice, too. :o)

Kimmie said...

Good morning Kelli! The table runner is pretty, I love homemade things to make a house cozy.

The peonies are beautiful, isn't God amazing!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

A Hint of Home said...

The table runner is very pretty. A lot of detail and work went into it. Everything looks great on your table.

Barbara H. said...

That table runner is so gorgeous! I love the embroidery and especially the scalloped edge. And the peonies are pretty, too!

Schotzy said...

Dont we treasure our heirloom linens. The loving hsnds that worked so diligently to create. Your table scarves are so lovely and demonstrated a family heritage that instills pride, love, and, and a keen sense of the past so we can look to the future with good expectations. Peonies are a favorite here, also!

Simply Heart And Home said...

What intricate and beautiful needlework on that runner! Everything has a story to it. Don't you ever wonder who made it and where it once lived? :)

Gina

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Kelli,
The table runner is so pretty. And the workmanship. I am so glad your mom found it and rescued it.
So many lovely things like that are not saved.
I have to run and pack but I did post a photo of the new house.
Have a great weekend.
Blessings,
Sherry

Grand Life said...

I love your vintage runner. I looked for years for one for a table but yours is much prettier than mine. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I made friends with an old gentlemen one day when I accidently drove a different route to the post office and passed his house. He raised obscure and hard to find Peonies and gave me several starts. They are beautiful. Have a great week.
Judy

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

pretty stuff *U*
I love antique aprons, teat towels, etc. all things "kitchen-ey"!!

Emily said...

I love your decorating Kelli! The tablerunners are so beautiful!! I love peonies too... I wish I could have them here. Maybe next year I will have to plant some! :)

Wanita said...

Kelli, what a beautiful table runner. And the peonies look perfect sitting on your table.

Have a lovely weekend!

Kim - Happy @ Home said...

What a beautiful runner. Somebody did a lot of work on it.

The peonies are lovely too.

Enjoy your weekend,
Kim

The Passionate Housewife said...

I found your blog and have been enjoying it very much. Your delight in making your home beautiful is inspiring.

I adore your little pond, and can't wait to see how your sunflower house turns out. I wanted to grow one of those for my daughters this year, but didn't get it planted in time.

However, I did make a very cute little fairy play-house for them, you might like to take a peek at it on my blog.

TJ said...

Kelli your runner is beautiful! I think the peonies looks so pretty with it.

I didn't have time to post photos of my linens, but will someday.

flmom said...

It's lovely - wonderful embroidery work.

Charlotte said...

I love the table runner. And the peonies are beautiful. Too bad the smell doesn't come through the computer. I wouldn't be surprised if that doesn't happen sometime in the future.

The Romantic Portuguese Daughter said...

Mine was a recent post about my childhood.

I hope you'll enjoy it!

Susan
Pink Portuguese Roses

AllyJo said...

I love peonies too. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday. Everyone shares the most beautiful things. I've been wanting to play for so long, but school was holding me back. I have more time now because I will NEVER be teaching in a high school co-op again. Ugh! Yea! Life is good now. I can't wait to see what others have shared.

God bless you Kelli.

Jada said...

Very pretty! Looks great on your table and with the peonies. My parents have a huge peony flower bed in pinks and whites.

Gena said...

My neighbor grows peonies and I just love them. I want to plant some for myself next year.

The crocheted edging on that runner is beautiful - I love the colors.

Down on the Farm said...

The only time I have ever been the actual presence of a peony was when I lived in Danbury, CT. They are absolutly intoxicating! As for the table runner, it would be lost on my table a good share of the time. My table is the most convenient thing to lay whatever I have in my hand at the moment. I DO have many vintage doilies here and there around my house. I enjoy them, both because I enjoy the old fashioned things along with my antique furniture and because most of them were made by my mom and my grandmother.

Danielle said...

I fixed it.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Love it all! What a beautiful show and tell! Your table runner is so very pretty, the embroidery is lovely! You and your family enjoy a beautiful weekend!

Smiles...

Beverly

Sarah said...

Hello!!!
I am sarah. I have been looking at your blog. It is so cool. I love fairies and belive in them to. Wow you have the cutest fairie garden. I love your blog.

My blog is poetry I have writen. I hope you check it out. My blog is: theworldanditsroses.blogspot.com

From,Sarah
P.S
Where did you get all your cute fairies stuff?

Rebecca said...

I can't believe you still have peonies!! Mine all bloomed (not near as many as in prior years) and that's it! About a week's worth. Beautiful runner too!

Pam said...

Love that runner! Such beautiful colors!

Farrah said...

Peonies are my favorite flower! :-)

ohiofarmgirl said...

Do you believe that I have a table runner that is very similar to yours...LOL I think that is so neat.
Thanks you for sharing your treasures, it's so much fun to see. Dianntha

Lori said...

Love that table runner. It is so pretty.

Hope you are enjoying summer.

Stopping by to say hello and let you know that I am back home and not working anymore. I hope to be blogging more now
Hopefully I can participate in Show and Tell sometime soon.

Jennie said...

That is beautiful and so skillfully crafted. I love the Paeonies too - I have a deep pink one in my garden flowering right now.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

I don't know why that little smile is always by my name but oh well! I love peonies, mine are just about to bloom too. the ants are working like crazy to make them come out in this cold weather!!!

Lora said...

Beautiful runner! I LOVE vintage linens, I can hardly resist them in the antique malls. I have a couple from my grandma and they are probably my favorites. The gorgeous handwork that women did back then is just amazing. It's practically perfect!

Monique said...

Such lovely peonies and I love the table runner, it's beautiful !!

Love Bears All Things said...

I did my post on Friday as a delayed post and forgot to link it. I hope you'll all come by and check it out.
The table runner was so well done. I love looking through the linens in the "antique" stores.
Mama Bear

Joy said...

Beautiful flowers and table runner. Love your dining room too.

ilovepeonies said...

Just stumbled onto your blog. I love peonies too! As a matter of fact, my website is called:"ilovepeonies.com". I started growing peonies commercially because peonies just make dramatic floral arrangements.

Love the show and tell items as well. My home is a combination victorian, eclectic and cottage so hey, all these stuff work for me. I'll be posting some of my creations soon. Thanks.