Thursday, May 30, 2013

Εmbroidered linen and Sunday's breakfast

Be satisfied with cleaning and tidying up crowded drawers 
and cupboards, it maybe happens…
but taking photos that’s a real, real fun! 
A new one! So, when I had to put the linen tablecloths  in order,
I thought that it would be interesting to get some photos of 
this stuff intriguing myself with its presentation.
It’s a challenge for me to experiment with my artistic nature 
in a sector still unknown for me…creating beautiful photos. 
Anyway, I’m trying and I 'm learning from you.
So, I’m showing you here a specimen of my linen embroideries
 but please I have to make it clear, this work is the hand work 
of my mother and not mine. She particularly loves linen and has 
made a great work when she was younger.
I remember how pleased she was when she offered 
her pieces to us but also to friends. Share is wonderful!

One of these linen napkins was used for our Sunday breakfast,
 which unfortunately was taken indoors 
because of the weather. We have had very windy days 
and were obligated to stay inside, 
no chance of the veranda. Don’t imagine that we decorate 
our daily table breakfast like this, we have just 
celebrated our 11 wedding anniversary!!!

Thank you for being here and
take the time to taste the little pleasures of daily life!

Georges Moustaki has passed away and 
I’m uploading a song  in his memory


  1. Everything is so beautiful. Love your cosy table.

    Have a great weekend


  2. You have such beautiful things. I always love seeing them. I think the tablecloth is my very favorite of all your wonderful linens.

  3. Very beautiful linen! And extra special because your mother made it.
    Greatings from Aleta

  4. Congratulations on your anniversary! Your Mothers embroidery is so beautiful and you have made it look even more special by colour matching it with other beautiful things from around your home. I enjoyed so much looking through these pictures and it must have been such fun sorting out your linen cupboard this time!
    Sarah x

  5. Allereerst van harte gefeliciteerd met de verjaardag van jullie trouwdag!
    En wat een geweldige borduurkunst heeft je moeder! Een prachtig kleed met mooie herinneringen.
    En wat een mooie foto's heb je gemaakt! Het was genieten!

    Lieve groet,

  6. What a lovely post !!..i enjoy from!..congratulations with your anniversery !!

  7. Tijdens het bekijken van je mooie sfeervolle foto's vroeg ik mij af wie die prachtige tafelkleden geborduurd zou hebben...
    en halverwege kreeg ik het antwoord daarop,je moeder verstaat de kunst om zoveel moois te maken.

    Jij laat ze met zoveel liefde en creativiteit aan ons zien,ik kan daar zó van genieten dat deze verfijnde handwerken in de familie blijven.

    Van H♥rte Gefeliciteerd met jullie 11 jarig huwelijk!!!

    Lieve groet en fijne avond!!!

  8. ALL of the pictures look so pretty - they look like they should be in a magazine. Happy Anniversary! M x

  9. What a lovely picture's, my favorite is picture 5, what a lovely combination.
    Verry beautiful.

    Inge, my choice

  10. How beautiful your Mother's embroidery is, Olympia and you have created such lovely vignettes with each and every one! Your table looks so lovely with all your pretty dishes and the beautiful tablecloth. Happy, Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing your lovely linens and dishes with us. You are always inspiring!

    Hugs, xoxo


  11. Very beautiful linen, the pictures look so pretty!
    Hugs xx

  12. Really enjoyed your artistic post showing your mothers beautiful embroidery Olympia, and big congratulations to you and your husband on celebrating your 11th Wedding Anniversary.

  13. Congratulations to your 11 wedding anniversary, I hope many happy years will follow!!!!

    Sending hugs! Ingrid

  14. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

  15. Mi colpisce il tuo grandissimo senso estetico, ogni piccolo dettaglio è curatissimo e ne vengono fuori foto bellissimi ! Tua mamma ha delle mani di fata e le sue tovaglie sono bellissime e preziose, è raro trovare oggi cose così fatte a mano . Adoro questa canzone di Georges Moustaki , mi è dispiaciuto sapere che ha lasciato questo mondo. Ciao - abbraccio.

  16. Olympia, congratulations on your wedding anniversary. You've been together for a long time. Lovely embroidered linen! Your mother has done beautiful hand work. Happy weekend, Olympia!

  17. I'm intrigued with the first photo. What is that? It's beautiful. ;D

    1. Just two little crystal balls in the teacup .

  18. Dear Olympia congratulations on your wedding anniversary,so great,
    Beautiful embrodidered linen,beautiful post!
    Have a nice weekend

  19. Dearest Olympia,
    Your Mother is one of the finest embroiderers one could possibly find! The way you created these photos by bringing embroidery and porcelain to live in combination with real flowers and herbs is incredible. You certainly do have a very artistic eye for beauty. Also the still life painting that you copied in real time...
    Happy belated 11th anniversary. That´s a great reason for setting a pretty table for breakfast!
    Hugs to you,

    PS please do try to change your Word Verification so I can keep your blog on my sideline; otherwise I have to move it all the way to the bottom...
    You can read my tutorial for doing this:
    IF you are afraid of SPAM; check out this for really taking care of it:

    1. Thank you so much Mariette ! I'll check what you are saying about the world verification .

    2. Ha-ha I had to come back to check if I wrote 'world' verification... It is quite simple to take care of that and it makes leaving a comment so much easier.
      Enjoy your weekend!

  20. Hello Olympia

    Your mother's handwork is truly beautiful and how wonderful you have so many beautiful examples of her art.
    I have a passion for linen and have quite a collection. What better occasion to display these pieces than on your 11th Anniversary. Wishing you a lifetime of joy.

    To a glorious weekend my friend.


  21. Bonjour ma très chère amie,

    Quel bonheur que de vous retrouver et de pouvoir admirer vos publications.
    Je m'émerveille devant vos photos et les belles associations des oeuvres remplies de délicatesse et de raffinement crées par votre maman.
    Un petit déjeuner doit être je suis certaine un très agréable moment chez vous. J'aime tous les produits que je visualise sur vos magnifiques photos.
    Je vous souhaite un bel et agréable anniversaire de mariage.
    Gros bisous à vous et merci pour votre très gentil commentaire.

  22. Best wishes on your anniversary !
    Photos are fantastic and what a treasure to have linens embroidered by your Mom !
    They are absolutely lovely !
    Hugs from here !

  23. Your mother's handiwork is so very beautiful! I like how you paired the linens with other objects and created the lovely photos.

    Wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary,

  24. Dear Olympia,

    Love your pretty needlework cloths, and how talented your Mother is - they are all so beautiful.
    Your photos are all so lovely and I like how you have incorporated flowers in your pictures.
    How sweet the pansies are.
    Wishing you a happy Anniversary, Congratulations and best wishes for the future.


  25. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful ... I really love hand embroidery. Greetings.

  26. What a fantastic work done by your mother! :) So beautiful! What a treasure to have. And what lovely photos taken by you. A beautiful combination. :)

    Take care!♥


  27. complimenti davvero di cuore , un blog bellissimo e foto stupende ....felice giornata.

  28. My daughter and I share a love for linens. In fact she has just started a linen line and her designs are influenced by her travels to different countries. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I am very excited to discover your blog and will be stopping by on a regular basis. Happy anniversary! Your linens are exquisite!
    Best regards,

  29. What stunning linen and you have so much lucky you

  30. I adore embroidered linen, and this post was such a delight to see! So much gorgeous embroidery in one place! Wonderful...thank you for sharing these lovely pictures.
    Helen x


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