French Vintage Inspired Framed Embroidery Art

Breathe new life into vintage embroidered linens that may have seen better days with this simple + beautiful framed embroidery art!

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I am so, so excited to be sharing this simple + beautiful framed embroidery art with y’all today – not just because it’s oh so lovely, but even more, it was inspired by my sweet friend Jamie’s new book


I’ve been inspired by Jamie’s lovely blog for years, soaking up all the dreamy french country decor she shares there!


And so, when I heard she was hard at work compiling her own French Vintage Decor book, you better believe I begged her for a copy!


When it arrived in the mail, I couldn’t resist flipping through the pages right away, and oh my goodness, this beautiful book was even better than I’d imagined (which is saying A LOT because Jamie’s SO talented, I knew it would be ahhhmazing)!


There were SO many projects I wanted to try, but when I came across this simple needlepoint art, I knew just what I’d be whipping up first…


You see, I’ve had these old embroidered pillowcases lying around for ages.


They’re threadbare + stained and have seen better days. But with such lovely embroidery, I’ve just never been able to bring myself to get rid of them. When I saw Jamie’s beautiful framed needlepoint art, I thought it would be a brilliant way to breathe some new life into my old embroidered pillowcases!


So, I gathered them up (looking for some of your own – there are tons available on Etsy!) along with a beautiful barn wood frame I had laying around and got right to work making my own French Vintage inspired art…


It took just minutes to make and I’m so happy that I’ve found a way to display those beautiful old pillowcases I loved so much!


There are SO many other projects in Jamie’s book that I can’t wait to try!


If you want to pick up your own copy of the French Vintage Decor book, you can snag it here. I know you’ll love flipping through the beautiful photos and DIY inspiration just as much as I do!

Framed Embroidery Art

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!


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14 thoughts on “French Vintage Inspired Framed Embroidery Art

  1. Great inspiration! Question….I have 2 tobacco baskets that are pretty dark & wish they looked more like yours. Any suggestions on achieving that look. Thank you!

    1. So happy you loved it Sherry! As for the baskets, I’d try a simple whitewash to lighten them up. Just wipe on some watered down white paint with an old rag adjusting the colour with more or less water until you get the effect you’re looking for. Hope this helps!

    1. There are SO many projects in there that I can’t wait to try and most of them look to be pretty easy actually! So happy you enjoyed this one Laura!

  2. Kristi, I love what you have done with your antique embroidered pillowcase. It’s so pretty! I’m going to do this with some of the ones I have from my Grannie. I love these old pillowcases with the embroidery and crocheted lace and use a few of these on the bed in our Guest Room. How cute a framed pair would be in there! I ordered this book a week ago and can hardly wait to have it arrive! Have a great week!

    1. Oh good! I’m SO happy to hear this left you feeling inspired to try it yourself with your Grannie’s! And you are going to LOOOOOVE this book Mary-Ann! Thanks so much, wishing you a wonderful week as well my friend!

  3. Love your antique embroidered pillowcase project – so sweet. Your website has some great ideas – I don’t spend much time on here though as the pale color for font, embellishments, etc are really difficult to see for those of us with ‘mature’ eyes!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that you find the print difficult to read, but thank you for brining that to my attention – I will definitely work on getting that fixed up! And I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this project! Thanks so much!

  4. I love this idea. I have some embroidered tea towels from my Grandma I having been trying to figure out a way to display. Thank you!

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