Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Many is Too Many...

I have an obsession, well...a few obsessions, but one is with Victorian needlepoint & tapestry purses.  I started collecting them years ago. Who knows why we're drawn to certain things.  All I know is these little purses intrigue me.  I counted 25 in my collection.

I'm always on the lookout for unique ones that I don't already have.  I'm especially drawn to petit point because of the fine detail.







I also love the tapestry purses for their beautiful scenes.  The earlier tapestry bags were sometimes remade from earlier pieces of tapestry hangings.


My obsession with needle/petit point and tapestry doesn't stop here.


Needlepoint chairs and pillows are another weakness of mine.

How much is too much? 
I say more is always better!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Joyce
  

5 comments:

Diana Leitner, Donna Cedergreen, [CGM-chief golf maven] and Debby Uppinghouse, [BG- best grandma] said...

OH JOYCE, I KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG WHEN I SPOKE WITH YOU ON THE PHONE THE OTHER DAY. I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT SISSY! MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOURS. LOVE AND HUGS-DIANA

Bohemian said...

Yes, More is never enough! *winks* You and are were cut from the same mold. I have many obsessions and among them is the collection of needlepoint Treasures... those that are unfinished I often make into my Bohemian Carpetbags. You have a magnificent collection, I'm swooning! *smiles*

Thanks for stopping by with kind words to my recent celebration of life Post... Mom is having some good days as well as the bad, so we just celebrate her Life during those times when she's most up to it and can still enjoy being on this side of Time and Eternity.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Bohemian said...

Oops, guess I should proof-read before I post... I meant "you and I"... good Lord, I sounded like a Pirate with that "you and are" bit! *LOL*

Dawn... The Bohemian

lvroftiques said...

*swoons* Oh WOWSER BOWSER!! They are fab!...And girlfriend you have a longgggg way to go before you have too many! (Keep posting them and I'll tell ya when you've reached the too many mark ok?) *winks* I too have an obsession with needlepoint, aubusson tapestries....can't get enough! And your chairs are killer too!! Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Well Joyce my red headed sistah twin I had to come back and re-visit your beautiful needlepoint bags. You really do have a most stunning collection! And on a completely different note, I'm soooo sorry again about your Sissy. She was a gorgeous girl! I wish I could've met her...Vanna