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Object of Desire: Hand-Embroidered Table Linens

Spotted (and admired) on Instagram: hand-embroidered table linens from Oeuvres Sensibles in Marseille. Owner Sarah Espeute is a French artist-designer who uses “everyday imagery to tell familiar stories through functional yet aesthetically charming textiles,” as she says. Using traditional methods of embroidery, she creates personalized trompe-l’oeil table linens that “recall poetic and convivial scenes of shared meals.” Pieces are made to order and take a minimum of three weeks.

Here’s a look:

The Table de Potager features antique linen and cotton hand embroidered with black cotton thread; €590.
Above: The Table de Potager features antique linen and cotton hand embroidered with black cotton thread; €590.
The design features “four plates, one cabbage, one baguette, one butterfly, one bottle of wine, and one snail.”
Above: The design features “four plates, one cabbage, one baguette, one butterfly, one bottle of wine, and one snail.”
The Table de la Mere features “four Béarn plates with two oysters, two whelks, two mussels, two clams, one crab, one baguette, and one jug”; €650.
Above: The Table de la Mere features “four Béarn plates with two oysters, two whelks, two mussels, two clams, one crab, one baguette, and one jug”; €650.
A detail of the Table de la Mere.
Above: A detail of the Table de la Mere.
The Table du Potager, with cabbage and fennel fronds as decor.
Above: The Table du Potager, with cabbage and fennel fronds as decor.
The Table de Printemps includes dragonflies, butterflies, one fly, and dozens of spring blooms; €850 (includes four napkins).
Above: The Table de Printemps includes dragonflies, butterflies, one fly, and dozens of spring blooms; €850 (includes four napkins).
The Chemin de Potager runner is €290.
Above: The Chemin de Potager runner is €290.

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