April 28, 2012

Bunting Bounty Hunt Brings Bountiful Discovery!

Summer bunting

A mystery solved! Last month, I blogged about a captivating image of embroidered bunting that floated across my Instagram feed. I contacted Linni, who posted the image, to see if she could tell me who made them. She quickly wrote back that she didn't know -the image was found on tumblr.

So, by saying "I don't know where this image came from but I'd be interested to know" sleuthy stitchers started searching. And the original project has been found!

The photo and project was made by Mary, aka The Vintage Cottage, and originally posted on Flickr. Flor asked Mary about the project:
As for the idea of the bunting, I have enjoyed sewing in all forms for many years now, and had a stash of vintage table linens with all sorts of bad blemishes, but couldn't bear to throw them away. (You know how it is when you have something that will "come in handy one day"). Then I had a eureka moment because my daughter is having a vintage inspired wedding and wanted lots of bunting. So I took my scissors to the embroidered bits and cut the pennants out, then because I like to embellish, thought I would add the ric rac to give an extra vintage twist. Et voila! I could go into business making similar bunting due to the requests I get, but there wouldn't be enough old linens to go round!
Mary credits Jenny, aka The Custards on Flickr, with the idea. And it's clear that Jenny is the source of a lot (a lot) of beautiful bunting. A bounty of bunting. Okay, I'll stop.

Doesn't it feel great when you know you've gotten down to the source of things? Curiosity can't be quelled.


  1. I love these.  They are so pretty :)

  2. I've had these on my Pinterest board since you first posted it. I'm so happy to be able to leave more information about it. I just love it to pieces!

  3. Raggle Taggle Gypsy GirlApril 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    I am so glad you tracked these down, they are absolutely stunning, I have been wanting to make some bunting for my place......Feeling very inspired.....

  4. Love all those puns in your title!  I've just discovered the fun of making bunting, and I have heaps of damaged embroidered linens that I can't bear to throw out.  Thanks for posting this information and gorgeous photo!

  5. Wow that cotton bunting looks great, thanks for posting.