Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lappies

Found these lappies at the carboot sale a while ago - I am not really sure what they are meant to be - there were six of them, but they are way too big for placemats. Tea towels maybe? (But why would you want six of the same?) They are handsewn, and I just love the graphic style of the embroidery pattern - very 70's!

I have draped two of them over cushions. (Don't you just love the WWII camping stretcher?)

8 comments:

Freshly Found said...

Delightful! What a find! And yes I LOVE that stretcher!
I wonder if those cloths were antimacassars? That might explain why there were 6 of them! 1 for each 'headspace' on 2 2seater couches and 2 armchairs?

Heather said...

They are so cool, I lurve the geometric flowers! I think freshly found might just be onto something about the antimacassar idea although these are pretty trendy ones.

Stephanie said...

Oooh - I love these. And that stretcher is too cool.

Mrs.French said...

love the "lappies" and the stretcher...great finds!

kendalee said...

Beautiful lappies and they complement your stretcher so perfectly! Just goes to show that no matter what the source era, good taste combines lovely stuff well!

Anairam said...

freshlyfound - I think you are right! Never thought of that (and haven't seen them for ages)! BTW, I've always wondered where the word antimacassar comes from so I looked it up - see Michael Quinion's site at http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-ant1.htm
Interesting, hey?
heather - I am now drawing a whole series of geometric flowers in my journal!
stephanie - Glad you like them! The stretcher is way cool, I love dozing on it - I can just see the sky & a bit of mountain when I lie on it ...
mrs french - I think they go well together! (But I think it is time to change those brown cushion covers - maybe cream cotton for summer?)
kendalee - You are so right! I've always loved an eclectic look that lends from various styles and eras

up and down town said...

i do, i DO love that camping stretcher. AND those cloths. beautiful.
i don't have a blog roll on up and down town, but i am adding a link to you on my retail recovery blog.
xoxo

Anairam said...

up and down town - Oh thank you - that is very sweet! I like your Retail Recovery blog with its musings on the way we think about what we choose to wear and why. Well, it certainly makes me think!