Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Vintage peacocks


Here are the peacock doilies that I found at Salvation Army recently. I'm not really a peacock person, but these are just so lovely. Someone who was a peacock person obviously put a lot of time and energy into these, and I think they deserve to be in a loving home again.
The first one is smaller than the other, and the tail is done in a varigated thread of spring, or Easter colors.

The second one is done in more neutral colors on the body, with the tail in ecru. It is the same pattern as the smaller one, but the thread used is larger (thicker). The body is the same size in both.

I think either of these would be extraordinary as the focal point of a peacock crazy quilt, perhaps stitched down on a velvet center block, with beads and embroidery enhancing the crocheted "eyes" of the tail, and with cq blocks with peacock colors and motifs all around them. I might even be tempted to part with one of them, if someone comes up with a great project idea they want to do.

8 comments:

Gerry said...

Oh, these are soooo lovely. What a great find!

Amy said...

The peacocks are just wonderful. What a great find.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Janet, what treasures you found in those vintage peacock dollies at the salvation army..Super great find. They will be a great addition to a project. Hugs Judy

Allison Ann Aller said...

Beautiful!!! I wonder if someone could dyepaint these....

piney cq said...

Goodness, you find the treasures!! How kewl!!

Maddie Can Fly said...

I LOVE thos peacocks and would love to find something like this myself. Have you seen Pam Kellogg's peacock quilt? That's what springs to mine to me with these great treasures.

wilma said...

What a wonderful find, never seen such dollies before!

sammy said...

What a great find you have there! I am so glad they went to a good home that will love them....