My Alpine Home

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Linens and Lace. . .

Hello my friends, I know that many of you like me have a love for linens and lace.

Especially vintage linens and lace, with hand stitched edges!

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I have rounded a few of mine up and hung them from an old trellis.

What once was a support for a climbing vine in the garden is now a display piece in my basement bath for linens.

No windows so it’s hard to get great photos.

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I love the detail of the embroidery work.

Sweet bonnet girls with bouquets of flowers.

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Now let’s take a peek at a few more.  A simple piece hanging over a cabinet door or draped from the top adds a bit of charm.

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Tatted edge on this doily takes it from simple to sweet!

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I always check out the linens and lace at estate sales.  Just bought this one for $1 last week.

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A closer look at my pitcher and bowl.  A recent yard sale find for $3.

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I found this beauty at the same estate sale.  It was waded up in a ball in the sewing room.  I thought it was just a piece of lace.  It was stained, but I thought I could use bits and pieces.  I brought it home and washed it with Biz.  Wasn’t until after that I realized it was a light pink lace tablecloth.

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See how it has a finished edge.  Who knew?  I paid $2 for this sweet thing!

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I have been decorating a guest bedroom in our basement.  I draped it over the bottom of the bed.

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I could not get a decent picture of these gorgeous lace curtains.  My friend, Amanda got them at a thrift shop.  Perfect in the bedroom!

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This dainty pincushion is two small linens laced together with ribbon.  $5 from Fleattitude.

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Let’s quickly walk upstairs and see what we might find. . .

$5 estate sale bargain.

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The many hours spent making that edging.

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My cousin, Betty just made me this darling pillow from a linen table topper for my birthday.  Isn’t it wonderful?

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I had my eye on this beauty at Thanksgiving Point for quite some time.  I wasn’t about to pay $100.

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They had one left at their ‘big’ sale.  Guess who snagged it for $35?

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Nothing quite like linens and lace!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

Knick of Time Tuesday

Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Green Willow Pond for What We Accomplished Weds.

Hope in Every Season for Homemaking Party

The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Common Ground for Be Inspired

Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

38 comments:

pembrokeshire lass said...

It's how things that were valued by one generation are thought of by the next as rubbish! I'm so glad that you are rescuing it. As you said....the hours spent embroidering or crocheting....by candlelight often! Joan

priscilla said...

Love the trellis idea ! You have so many wonderful treasures !

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh what a great idea for using a trellis! I'll copy! :)

Susie said...

Jann, You have so many pretty linens from days gone by. I love looking at the embroidered pieces. Hanging them on a trellis is so clever. How you are having a good week. xoxo,Susie

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Oliva Ohlson said...

Great linen treasures! I'm always on the lookout for linens while thrift hunting! I really like the trellis display idea. TFS

NanaDiana said...

Wow, you have some really beautiful pieces. My mother and grandmother both tatted edging along most of our pillowcases. I still have a lot of them..and the shuttle they both used to tat with- xo Diana

Kathy Moreland said...

I had been trying to come up with a way to display some of my Mom's old linens. Thanks for the idea of using the trellis. I have one, and it's about to have a new job! You're a great inspiration!!

Susie said...

Vintage linens are some of my most favorite things! I always gravitate to them while antiquing! Your's are lovely and well displayed.

Winnie said...

I absolutely adore the pillow your cousin Betty has made for you!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that you shared all these awesome linens! The trellis holding linens is such a great way to display them!
hugs,
Linda

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, I love all the embroidery on the linens and the lace is just beautiful. You got some really good bargains. It must be fun shopping for all these items!
Julie

Jen Jorgensen said...

They're so, so pretty~!
I love lace... That certainly doesn't need an explanation. The trellis is a great idea. At my barn house, in the upstairs hallway, I have an old ladder hanging sideways that makes a great quilt rack idea too!
Love how you think 'outside the box'... Thanks for sharing the eye candy. I could look at old lace all day. It's getting harder to come by~!
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The Polka Dot Closet said...

YOu had me at linens and lace. You have gorgeous pieces, it is one of my favorite things!

Carol

cynthia lee designs said...

I love linens and lace...and your collection is beautiful!!
hugs,
Cindy

Jemma said...

Jann,
Such a clever thought to use the trellis-and with you loving to garden as you do, it is a great expression of you! Love all the vintage lace and beautiful hand stitched goodies!
Warm Hugs,
jemma

Bernideen said...

Jan:
I do love it so- each one is so special! Am I crazy - if I am then so are you! Ha!

Art and Sand said...

Everything is beautiful. I wish I could find such beautiful pieces at such great prices.

Poppy said...

Oh my, what a beautiful collection of vintage laces and linens! I love how you displayed them on that old trellis:)Exquisite detailing of vintage linens...so pretty!Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day! hugs, Poppy

Rose L said...

Ohh, love the round filet crocheted table cloth!

Di said...

Love your birthday pillow and all the linens, of course. What is Biz? If there is a secret to cleaning them please share!

Sarah said...

Beautiful finds. You are wise to rescue these bits of gorgeous handwork. I look at these linens and lace and see all the love that went into making these pieces.

Cynthia said...

Jann,

Wow what a beautiful collection of linens. They look so pretty on that trellis.

Cynthia

Fran said...

So many lovely linens and such exquisite handiwork! I couldn't get enough of your pictures so I went through your post twice! I especially love the tatted doily and your $5 bargain with the crocheted edge (so lovely! it looks like it's linen, is that so?), and I admire the new life that your cousin gave to that table topper. I love the way you displayed everything! :) --Fran

The Farmers Daughter said...

Jann, I never tire of linens! I didn't think I had a lot until recently when I began cleaning out my sewing room. I have box after box of them. Can't seem to part with any of them. Got any ideas for displaying tons of linens? lol
Hugs,
Dru

Angela Ryder said...

What a wonderful collection you have, Jann! I love the trellis idea!!~~Angela

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Jann you could open your own store with all of the wonderful collections that you have! :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love old lace too, especially hand tatted pieces. You have some beautiful pieces! I fixed your link so it reads correctly. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays.

Hugs,
Deborah

Jessica said...

These are all so lovely! I especially love the trellis idea! What a wonderful way to display the hard hours of work put into those beautiful pieces!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Jann
I love your vintage linen collection! Thank you for sharing today.

Wanda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have a nice collection, and, you've got some great bargains. Love the trellis display.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your collection is amazing. I love the red little girl.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, your laces and linens are simply scrumptious! What wonderful finds and so very pretty. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I just adore linens and lace, Jann-love your creative way to display the linen! I will be feauturing your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Jennelise said...

Beautiful pieces! I love the embroidery! Lace is a passion of mine too. It's getting harder to find these days! Thankyou for sharing your collection.
Jennelise

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Great idea with the trellis. I like it better than a ladder. I love pretty linens :)

Jody and Stan said...

Jann, Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love all your beautiful Linens and Lace and how you displayed them on a trellis, so creative!!

Hugs,
Jody

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Pretty collection! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry