Friday, January 11, 2013

Vintage Linens

 Back in November, a good friend of mine brought me a box of old Linens and lace pieces.  I have been so busy that I kind of forgot about it.  I got it out yesterday and went through the box, and to my delight there were some wonderful surprises in the box.
 In that box, there was dish towels, pillow covers, doilies, chair scarfs, dresser scarfs, handkerchiefs and some great pieces of lace and crochet items.  What fun it was to go through it and to know that I could do whatever I wanted with it.  My friend had taken what she wanted from the box, and knew I would appreciate the rest!



 I am amazed at the embroidery skills of the generations ahead of us all, and the trim that someone crocheted by hand.






The trim is so very tiny and delicate on the edge of this dresser scarf.   I decided that this box was not only filled with old linens, but lots of history and love too!

11 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the beautiful linens. Wow what an array of Vintage treasures. It's kind of a lost art.
Best Wishes to you and yours for the New Year too.

okcamp said...

Pretty. I love old linens.
~Diane

Createology said...

This is a treasure box of bliss. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What treasures! many long hours of hand stitching in those.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Jacqui said...

How lovely! I love the fact that someone has painstakingly embroidered these treasures by hand.

vicki said...

Hello--
Ive just loaded your blog in for my Grow Your Blog party --- I look forward to your special post on the 19th. See you at the party!
Vicki

Stephanie said...

Oh what lovely treasures! Thank you for showing us :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

fairyrocks said...

What a gorgeous box of goodness. Ah, the wonderful things you will make with those. Keep smiling and creating

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful collection of linens!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jo said...

oh my gosh!!! what beautiful treasures.

Kay Eyles said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! This is a beautiful mix of linens, I especially like the vintage hankies. You have a very generous friend.

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