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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Old Linens

I'm participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday hosted by Colorado Lady. Go visit and see who else is posting their vintage thingies.

I love vintage linens and I have many. Too many! I thought I would show you a few of them.

Here are some of my embroidered pillow cases.


I just got this recently, I think I paid 25 cents for it. It is a small embroidered table cloth with red flowers in each corner.


I had an old table cloth of my mothers. It was in very bad shape and had holes everywhere. I made a teddy bear with it, now I can look at it every day and think of my mother. This is better than storing it away in a drawer and never seeing it, don't you think?


I have also made tote bags out of old table cloths.


Here are two I love. The one on the left is a dish towel and the 'poodle' one is a table scarf. I am amazed at the work people put into these.


I also like old hankies. If you have a lot and can stand to cut them in half, you can make these pretty angels out of them.


I hope you enjoyed looking at some of my old linens.

19 comments:

  1. I have quite a few embroidered pillowcases and I have picked up more items at antique booths. Most items I pay about a quarter for. I do like the tote bag you made.

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  2. I like all of your things, but the poodle is my favorite.

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  3. Just love them! Have a few things, but not many, from mom's stuff when she downsized to move to her apartment. Wish I'd have kept more of them.

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  4. I DO LOVE Linens!
    Love the teddy bear that you made and the TOTES, one of these days I want to make one, and the angles..very sweet!
    Warmly,
    deb :)

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  5. I am with you, I love, love, love vintage linens. Oh, and that poodle is just the sweetest! I loved that one the best...but all your goodies are so pretty! Have a great VTT!

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  6. The teddy bear and tote bag are marvelous ideas. This is a great way to put them to good use. I may be using some of these ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. happy vtt

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  7. You are absolutely right about repurposing your linens - much better to see your teddy bear than have it hidden away.

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  8. I belong to your linen club. I love them and have so many. It does not matter I still would buy more if I could. You have a nice assortment and using them in such neat creative ideas. I participate in Pink Saturday. Our hostess, Beverly, suggest we introduce a new blog friend each week. I would like to feature your blog this coming Saturday.

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  9. I just recently started seeing the tote bags made out of tablecloths. Such a great idea. There are so many great tablecloths out there that have gravy stains or something in the middle, but the outside (where the decoration is) is perfectly fine.

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  10. Janet,
    I loved seeing your things. Love everything vintage too. Takes me instantly back to my mom's house in the fifties and sixties. A place I'd love to be right now.

    Thanks for sharing. You cannot have too many! Never say you have too many.

    Blessings - Barb

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  11. You have a lovely collection, I have a few things myself. Some have stains and will be made over into something else. I just love the teddy bear, and you're right, it so much better to have it in view than stuck in a drawer.

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  12. Oh I love love love vintage embroidered pillowcases and tableclothes, etc... I might just have to run right over to WV and snitch these from you! ;-) Earlier this week I had a giveaway with embroidered pillowcases... Anyway, I am your newest follower! Come by and visit sometime! Now I am off to see some of your older posts.

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  13. Stopping by from Vintage Thingies Thursday. What great ideas to use linens! Love the bear. You have such a pretty collection!

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  14. I love embroidered pillowcases and vintage hankies too but the pillowcases are an all time favorite of mine! blessings, mrlene

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  15. Hi Janet, I absolutely love your pillow cases and I love them myself too. The tablecloth is great too and I have a hard time passing up vintage items like these. Aprons are a favorite for me as well as little handkerchiefs :)
    Amy at Verde Farm

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  16. I loved seeing your vintage linens, Janet! Those pillowcases are so pretty and I love your Teddy bear idea! What a sweet way to remember your mom!

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  17. So pretty! When I see them in shops I always think of all the work someone must have put into them. I think I like your poodle one the best. Great post!

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  18. I have a few things. I do love them. My mother began making a bed cover when i was a child. It is finished, but it is very light. I would love to make something of it, if I could just figure out what.
    Love those angels, too!!

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  19. Love them all! I have some embroidered stuff from my Mother-Granny-and Mamaw-I sooo treasure them.

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