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Wrought iron embroidery hangers. A Scandinavian tradition.

In the Vintage and supplies section of my Etsy shop I sell embroidery hangers I find at flea markets. I especially look for hand made, wrought iron hangers in the Scandinavian klokkestreng / bell pull tradition. These kind of hangers are charming, they match … Continue reading

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‘Klokkestreng’ bell pull tradition in the Nordic countries

Originally, ‘klokkestreng’ (= bell pull) refers to a thick, decorative cord attached to a lever and a bell which you could ring by pulling the cord. It was used in manor houses, country houses and bourgeoise homes to call servants … Continue reading

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Bell pull embroidery hangers

Bell pull embroidery is a traditional home decoration in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, England and Scotland. Old style hardware are the most charming option, but they are hard to find these days, as they are hardly produced any more. At times, … Continue reading

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Vintage embroidery hangers

Here is a fantastic pair of vintage embroidery metalwork. I found them at a flea market in Norway. The pair is quite wide, 31 cm, thus matching a large variety of textile wall decorations. These hangers are in very good … Continue reading

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Whimsical home decoration: A Modern klokkestreng made of fake fur fabric

Originally, ‘klokkestreng’ (= bell pull) refers to a thick cord attached to a bell which you could ring by pulling the cord. It was used in bourgeoise homes to call servants. Later on the cord developed into a narrow cross-stitching … Continue reading

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Vintage home decor for sale: Norwegian ‘klokkestreng’ bell pull embroidery wall hanging

I found this ‘klokkestreng’ (=bell pull) embroidery wall hanging at a flea market in Norway. The item is in nice vintage condition. This cross stitch pattern is somewhat unusual in the Norwegian bell pull tradition dominated by ornaments. This bell … Continue reading

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