Retro bambisDeer in landscape cross stitch, made in Australia c.1960
Bambi planters, made in Japan c.1960

My son [Gen Y] likens cross stitch to ‘pixel art’ and I can see his point. I have teamed this rather impressive cross stitch of deers in their natural habitat with two Bambi planters. Together they make a great ensemble.

The Bambi planters can – indeed- hold plants or utensils, etc and they are in good condition. The cross stitch- by some unknown pixel artist of the 1960s, is framed and ready to hang- and likewise is in good condition.

This ensemble is for sale: $AUD95

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English rose

Retro English rose coasters1950 cross-stitched coasters, made in England

How about these coasters? Cross-stitched rose garlands are mounted in a plastic frame; super labour-intensive and super-kitschy.

“Made in England” is embossed on the back- so you know they are authentic English cross-stitched rose garlands. Many people collect coaster sets. They are easy to store, being smallish in size, and can be still be used for their original intention. And who doesn’t need a coaster when consuming a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage?

I have teamed this collection with a ceramic pixie in keeping with the 50s theme.

This set is for sale: $AUD30

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