Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Vintage Linens

I stopped at an estate sale a week ago and came across a shoe box full of small embroidered linens.  After just a slight negotiation, I brought home the whole box of 21 linens.  I don't know why I'm drawn to these, but I always love the richness of the fabric (even if slightly marred) along with the handiwork and time that has gone into each piece. A bit nastalgic, but they always remind me of my grandma who, with  much love, would embroider the collars of my white blouses that would be worn under my plaid jumper school uniform for elementary school. Oh those were the days - lol!

When I come across linens like these, I tend to visualize them being used in new creative ways. Here are a few fun ideas....

( idea compliments of craftgawker )

( idea compliments of pinterest )

( idea compliments of pinterest

The next step... to actually create!!!

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