Thursday, November 28, 2019

Good Things come in Threes

I got this candy cane needlepoint pillow about a month ago in a charity shop and I love it. I put in a new feather stuffing insert salvaged from an old pillow I no longer liked. Isn't it lovely?

I could not believe my luck when I came upon this antique beauty shortly after the candy cane. This pictorial needlepoint with the reclining goat as the central theme was purchased at an estate sale full of quality antiques. The pillow is quite large, in perfect condition, and is stunning in person. I am thrilled with it.

I have had this one with Oak leaves and Acorns, Cherries and other leaves, for at least 12 years, maybe more. Now I can say I have a collection but I don't think I need any others. The seasonal one I shall put away with the Christmas decorations.

Happy Thanksgiving Day. Peace and prosperity to one and all. xo, Rosemary

9 comments:

SuSu said...

Love them all! I have always done well at estate sales and worked a number of them when I lived in Richmond. As a matter of fact, I worked for Heather Beck!

jusaweecatnap said...

You have an eye for pretty things. That candy cane pillow is delightful. Candy cane images can be so overdone and poorly rendered, but this pillow is charming. Love the leafy pillow, too. Hope you're having a cozy, relaxing holiday. Grateful I found your blog!

Rosie said...

I love the beautiful cushions. You have a good eye for op-shopping. I will now look for some christmas cushion covers when I go shopping in my local op-shop. Some months ago I got some outdoor cushion covers in an op=shop which I am happy with.

Content in a Cottage said...

SuSu -- My grandmother was an expert needlepointer and I tried doing a few but never mastered the craft. I lived in Richmond in my college days. I searched Heather Beck on Google Images. You certainly have a wonderful background in needlework and can spot the real treasures at estate sales.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

justaweecatnap -- I thought the candy cane was elegantly simple and charming too. It wasn't standing up quite properly with the lumpy fiberfill stuffing and is transformed and standing proud with its feather one. I had a delightful holiday and hope you did too. I shall avoid the Black Friday crowds today by staying close to home.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Rosie -- I wasn't looking for a Christmas pillow but it found me as did my other two. I find that if I am looking for something specific, it keeps me from looking at and seeing the potential of anything else. It helps to have an open mind at house contents sales and opportunity shops. Good luck with your searches.
xo, Rosemary

lisa said...

I just love your needlepoint pillows, Rosemary. I don't think I could ever master needlepoint. I just don't have the patience, but I certainly admire people who have.

JudyMac said...

Lovely! Like them all, but love the goat! 😍😉

Content in a Cottage said...

JudyMac -- Judy, The goat is my favorite too!
xo, Rosemary