Vintage 1950s Jane Snead Sampler - Hey Diddle Diddle Embroidery Nursery Rhyme
Hey diddle diddle | The cat and the fiddle | The cow jumped over the moon | The little dog laughed to see such sport | And the dish ran away with the spoon...
This famous nursery rhyme, Hey Diddle Diddle, was first made popular in the 1700s by Mother Goose, but it is speculated that the history of it could extend all the way back to the 16th century when certain elements and catchphrases of the poem were found in various illuminated texts and poetry. Some scholars believe this poem was
In 1955, Philadelphia embroidery company, Jane Snead Designs began producing an array of embroidered poetry kits for crafts and wall hangings that mirrored 18th and 19th-century samplers, which was when this one was created. Featuring a floral edge, the complete alphabet, marching toy soldiers, and characters from the rhyme, this piece of embroidery is in the same style as samplers created by girls in the 1700s and 1800s. Delightful in so many ways, with its colorful threads, aged cloth, and engaging art, we love it best for the smiling dish and spoon of course.
Fun for that little nook in your kitchen where you keep the high chair for your little eater, this vintage embroidery would also make great wall art for a kids room or play space area as well as a display piece for children's parties, baby showers and the good-time, fun-time table made just for kids during holiday feast days.
- Colors include navy blue, black, red, marigold, pea green and gold
- Embroidered on linen fabric that has aged to a light tea color
- large size
In lovely vintage condition. No rips or holes. All stitch work is tight with no pulled or loose threads. The fabric contains some light staining on one side near outer edge.
Measures 16" inches (width)x 14" inches (length)