Vintage pair of cross stitch embroidered pale blue pillowcases or shams.

$32.93

Shipping to United States: $34.06

A beautiful pair of fine vintage cotton pillow shams or cushion covers, with hand embroidered cross stitch work in a floral design of roses and other blooms, scrollwork border and drawn thread cutwork trellis details.
I think these items are English, as they have the rectangular shape common to most UK pillows.
The pillowcases are powder blue in colour with deeper blue scrolls and flowers in pinks, yellows and oranges. I date them probably to the 1930's or 1950's from the style.
Each sham is backed with a fine plain white cotton with an overlapping flap closure. A few stitches have come undone on one case. The blue front is hand hemmed.
Size approx length 75cm at outer edge, 65cm inside, and width 50cm outside edge, 44 inside. They will fit a small UK size pillow and would be plumped up with a larger pillow.
One pillowcase has two tiny iron spots, see photo.
The price is for a pair of pillow cases, two items.
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