Friday, January 30, 2009

Cool!



I love looking at old samplers and I'm always on the lookout for familiar names. So I was pleasantly surprised to find this pair of English samplers with my last name THORPE!!!! One worked by Eliza Thorpe and dated 1822, depicting Ticehurst Asylum; the other worked by Charity Thorpe and dated 1834, depicting Queen's Palace.

7 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow, I love antique samplers! Where did you see these?

Deborah said...

It was on a geneology website. You can find lots of great ancestor photos on some of those sites too.

Anonymous said...

somehow i can't see my last name on a sampler! LOL!! i think that's so neat that you found these tho! pretty cool!

joann in tx

Maren said...

I love the intricate detail on these old samplers.

Kathy A. said...

Well, that is just too cool. No wonder you liked them

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that you were able to find your own family name samplers. They look like gorgeous examples too.

Mylene said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day weekend!

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