Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blog-a-Thon......Tea Stitchery

Since Sweet Remembrances is designated as a 'public eating place and drinking place', (personally, I refer to it as a Tea Room) certain official documents are required to be on display. Fortunately, I have the perfect location to display these important papers and at the same time, am able to tuck in amongst them a touch of handmade stitchery. These old post-Civil War row homes have a bit of personality with hidden storage areas and little doors, where I store my dried herbs and spices. Located in a small passageway between the kitchen and the dining area is a tiny section of wall perfect to hang the important documents, but not glaringly so.
And hanging around the official documents are small framed tea themed embroidery pieces.

A special thank you to Jerry Reid, a long time family friend, who presents these little treasures to me each holiday season. Each piece is initialed and dated, and adds a personal touch to an otherwise important but cold wall. Jerry, a retired Nurse, is active in our local Mechanicsburg Museum Association. She keeps busy as a volunteer for the community, and in the evening is stitching her projects for the coming year.

13 comments:

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

What a lovely way to greet guests. Those little round frames are especially charming!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

That does make everything so much less sterile and far more inviting. I'd love to visit your TeaRoom one day!

Carrie said...

What a charming series of embroidery. How wonderful that your friend gifts you with one each year.

Charli and me said...

Very pretty. What wonderful gifts.

fireflynights said...

What pretty little embroidery pieces and such a nice friend to do them for you.

ellen b said...

I love the little framed pieces!

Linda said...

This is a very nice way to display your required business certificates. Beautiful work by your friend.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How clever to display the needlework with the documents! Very pretty!

I finally posted mine!

Katherine

Kathleen at Set to a Tea said...

Nancy, It's so nice t get a glimpse of your tearoom.
And a very clever idea to make the docuements guest friendly by arranging them with those wonderful tea themed needleworks.
Thanks for sharing!

Grace Yaskovic said...

beautiful!!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

I love the cross-stitched teapots! Thanks for sharing!

La Tea Dah said...

Each of your tea themed cross-stitched pictures are beautiful and framed so sweetly. I think they make a lovely addition to the wall of certificates and business licenses at your tea room. I also love the herb-themed cross-stitches made by your mother. I'm sure your guests enjoy them very much. Thank you for sharing with us!

LaTeaDah

Miss Sandy said...

I just love your sweet little stitchery pieces and how precious that they are presents from you beloved friend!