Saturday, May 17, 2008

Vintage Linens ~ Show and Tell Sunday

Hello and welcome to another Show and Tell Sunday ! This week's theme is Vintage Linens (a personal favorite of mine !) Thank you Cerri for hosting this week's theme. To see the other participants, please visit Cerri's Blog at Little Pink Studio .

A Linen Press or linen holder is a wonderful way to safely store and protect your favorite linens. Isn't this green "linen keep" a beauty !

I often look for absolute treasures that need a bit of TLC. I happen to have the perfect match for this antique red embroidery thread. A few stitches here and there to replace the lost threads and it will look as good as new. This is an oldie ~ home spun linen.

I love luncheon size tablcloths with lace detail or crocheted inserts.

Matching sets are always nice ~ linen tablecloth, napkins and a bun warmer.

I look for linens that are a bit unusual . . . like these lovely butterflies.
A nice change from florals and great for Spring decorating.

Cutwork , embroidery, linen and lace has a stunning impact !

Embroidered Linens are a personal favorite.
It must take so much work to complete !

Table Linens from the 1950s are wonderful.
There are so many themes and colors to choose from.

This tablecloth is all weather-vanes.

Roses are so pretty !

Raised Crochet ~ Cabbage Roses are even better !

Pretty Linens make your tea set look wonderful !

I hope you have enjoyed some of my favorite pieces. I have many beautiful linens available in My Shop . I will be having a store update on May 20, 2008.

I am participating in the Cottage Charm Blogwide Giveaway ! Please see the post below to sign-up for my giveaway. The draw is on May 31, 2008.

Thank you for visiting ~ Karen.


Nancy said...

Your pieces are just so beautiful Karen...I love the pink embroidered piece. Just so lovely.

I think I may just spiffy up my little mats in my giveaway...see if I can find something a little sweeter.

Hugs, Nancy

Joanne Kennedy said...

You sure do have some lovely things. Lace is my favorite so those were the ones that got me to ohhhh and ahhh as I looked at them.

What kind of cleaner to you use? I never know the best way to clean my finds.


Michele said...

Gorgeous!! I especially love the butterfly one and the cabbage rose one!! They're all so beautiful, though! What treasures!


Mya said...

I love the cabbage roses and the westher vane table cloth. You have a great collection. Thanks for sharing.

Beverly said...

Karen, each one is more beautiful than the next. Vintage linens bring such a sense of charm to everything.

Thank you for always sharing beauty.

just being crafty said...

Your linens are just Wonderful, the detail on them is Beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.


Counting Your Blessings said...

I just love vintage linens in all their various forms. At the flea market yesterday the sellers were all so concerned about "there are some stains" or "this one has yellow spots". But since I use a lot of them for projects, I don't usually mind a bit. Your pieces are lovely! Blessings... Polly

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful linens. I love, love those crocheted pillow cases!

Margo said...

OMG - I'm drooling over your collection! And thank you so much for the cleaning tips too!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oooh, you have some beautiful pieces here! Wonderful collection!
Thank you for sharing with us!
~Cerri xo

sherry said...

I love vintage linens, and yours are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Adrienne said...

I love beautiful vintage linens, too. Yours are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them with us. ~Adrienne~

Lori said...

Karen, your linens are so gorgeous!! and your pictures are delicious:) i love the piece with the raised roses, how lovely!!!

Lisa B. said...

The pink roses are beautiful!!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oooohhhh I love that little green linen keeper. What a beauty!

LOVE your linens so so much... I have been admiring your collars on your website. Just GORGEOUS! what a wonderful collection you have shared today. :))

xo Heather

Charmingdesigns said...

Your linens are just beautiful!! I like your suggestions for words, thanks. Laurie

Alisa said...

All of your pieces are so delicate and beautiful... love them all!

Carla said...

How nice that you're able to restore the threads on some of the older pieces. I like to "rescue" old things too. Your lacy linens are pretty to see.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful linens!! Love all of them!

kari & kijsa

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Karen!
Wow, you have amazing linens, I love the pink tablecloth with the weathervanes on it, my favorite!
You find gorgeous things!

Hope you had a wonderful day today!
Donna Lynn

The Apron Queen said...

Pop on over to Confessions of an Apron Queen to check up on the $50 vintage apron giveaway. There's a consolation prize. Woo Hoo!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

So pretty, and the care you take with them really shows. I love your linen keeper. And those rose pillowcases!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Karen, these fine lines are just lovely to look at..thanks for sharing.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!
I'm drooling over your linens!! They are sooo beautiful Karen. I LOVE to come see the incredible collection of linens you have. They are all like little children with their own personalities. Thank you once again for sharing such beauty with us!
Hugs, Sherry