I love it when an opportunity presents itself to share my passion with others. In fact, it’s exactly what I do on this blog. And it’s just how this one-of-a-kind event came to be… A special group of enthusiastic and talented women put their heads together and planned a unique gathering, stitching together two of their passions needlepoint and the Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show.
Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite homes I’ve ever been in. But more importantly, I adore the people who live in it.
It was truly a perfect spring day, and the most delightful setting to showcase eight one-of-a-kind needlepoint pieces. Each piece was locally stitched and donated by many contributors including Village Needleworks, Ginger’s Hangup, and a handful of stitchers who love the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show! These pieces will be auctioned off at the Show in September, unless they are purchased at a Buy it Now price beforehand. All proceeds will go to the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show!
This little Mini Bloom Dahlia (SOLD) was hand stitched by yours truly, and is finished with a darling high gloss, striped, inner fillet frame.
I think this one is my favorite of the bunch. Remember Amber? From my recent needlepoint post featuring the Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint dining room chairs? (If you missed it, it’s worth going back to see, here) Amber stitched no less than three of the pieces in this collection, and this is one of them. Chelsea Eccentric Garden was finished as a box pillow with the iconic Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric.
Rose Posy is from the Repeating Roses Collection, and is paired with a fun leopard print fabric… Beautiful pastels on a black background. SOLD
Poppy and Butterfly, (SOLD) another 9″x 9″ Mini Bloom, is framed beautifully… I adore the butterfly.
The speakers for the 2018 Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show were discussed, and their books were all available for purchase. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Show, and our featured speakers are Miles Redd, Steven Stolman, and Matt Stamp.
💜 To find out more about the Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show, visit their website here.
💜 If you are interested in purchasing any of the needlepoint pieces you see here, please email me here.