Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Today I am mostly lazing around...


Yesterday I cleaned these old pans.  They were filthy before and only just distinguishable as copper - but now they look like this...


...they're tinned inside, so perfectly serviceable...


...but really too pretty to use, I think


I particularly like the big frying pan...


...which, with its long, black handle, would look great hanging on the wall.


Theyre destined for the shop, where I hope they'll look really good!


I've also been unpicking a beautiful crochet edging from a cloth.  The cloth is prettily embroidered, but the cotton is very fragile now.




The edging had already been re-attached before, and the drawn threadwork border cobbled together where the threads had simply worn away.


The cotton used to make the crochet is very fine - probably about the thickness of sewing cotton!



3 comments:

marigold jam said...

That crochet lace is lovely - so delicate and the pans too look great - wish I still lived in St J so I could pop over to your shop as it looks interesting on the video too. Enjoy the rest of your lazy sunday.

Jane

MarmaladeRose said...

snap, I've been unpicking crochet edging too.

Anonymous said...

the frying pan is in my country (Netherlands) known as a beddepan (bedpan). It was used to put hot pieces of coal or peatturf in and then moved from side to side between the under and uppersheet of a bed to prewarm it in times before central heating. The lid had to be upwards of course. Just to say.