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Kas 09-16-2011 02:54 PM

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I purchased some vintage linen sheets at a garage sale today. The lady was in her 70's and her mother had woven, sewn and ebroidered them in Italy. Are these Italian sayings? Or are they names? The monograms on the last one are the correct initials, I think. There was also a hand towel with a "G" embroidered on it.

Kas 09-16-2011 02:58 PM

You might need to do the Ctrl + scroll to see the letters better.

Prism99 09-16-2011 03:08 PM

What a purchase!

Have you tried using an online translator? Just Google "Italian translation" to find some options. I'm having difficulty reading the words in the photos, but they look like names to me. Lieli? Sonni?

Kas 09-16-2011 03:15 PM

It looks like Sonni Dozo and Lieli Sogni. I don't speak Italian and the lady who sold them to me wasn't sure. I am guessing they are older than she first thought. If her mom made them, I think she would recognize the names. I have some things that were my grandmother's uncle's. If I didn't know who they had belonged to, I wouldn't know what the T stood for. It was Thomas, his last name. Everyone called him Uncle Tommy.

watterstide 09-16-2011 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Prism99
What a purchase!

Have you tried using an online translator? Just Google "Italian translation" to find some options. I'm having difficulty reading the words in the photos, but they look like names to me. Lieli? Sonni?

that is what i use to talk to some of the women here on the board...great program!

http://translate.google.com/?hl=en

Kas 09-16-2011 03:20 PM

Looks like sonni means sleep and sogni means dreams. It isn't telling me what lieli or dozo means.

Peckish 09-16-2011 03:28 PM

Google translate is your friend.

http://translate.google.com/

Kas 09-16-2011 03:36 PM

It is only my friend if the embroidery is complete! It is supposed to be liete sogni, not liele! It means Happy Dreams! Now if I can just figure out what she left of the other one. Who'd a thunk it. An antique UFO.

denise d 09-16-2011 03:37 PM

lei li sogni can be translated to She dreams them.

I am still trying to figure out the other one

denise d 09-16-2011 03:41 PM

dolce is sweet... could that possibly be the start of dolce


sonni dolce is sweet dreams

Just thinking... I am trying to remember the nighttime songs that I used to hear.

it probably is sonni d'oro- golden dreams

If I remember correctly my Nonna used to tell me buono notte e sogne d'oro


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