I love to work with old linens and admire the beautiful hand work done on them. Most of the time I find them, clean them up a bit and sell them. But every once in a while, I'll come across something I really like. Then I KEEP it!
This gorgeous single pink rose pillowcase is expertly hand embroidered. I wish you could see the tiny even stitches this master embroider did. The leaves are done in slightly different colored greens that gives this such a life-like appearance. A beautiful pink and white hand crocheted trim goes all the way around the opening. And the cotton fabric is bright white with the most luxurious soft feel to it. I love it.
I can't remember where I found these adorable Days of the Week dishtowels. There were only 4 days out of seven in this set, but I didn't care. I HAD to have them when I found them. They are of little angel girls doing house work in the sky, among clouds, stars and the moon. There is so much detail in each little scene! I think they're simply adorable!
When I lived in California, I loved to have tea parties (I'm still in the process of finding friends here in Texas, so I haven't had any here yet.) This is a set of four Wilendure rose napkins which I LOVE to use with a very soft pink cotton tablecloth (also looks wonderful with a white tablecloth). It adds just enough roses to make everything so sweet and pretty. Trouble is, often times, my guests are reluctant to use them. I remind them that linens are meant to be used. Why have them if you can't enjoy them? (And besides, I can usually get out any stain that may pop up)
This is a very old piece that I love and treasure. It is a sweet little doily that is done with hand made lace. Can you believe that!? I was trying to learn the difference between newer lace and the old hand made lace, but I could find anything in real life to compare. So a very dear friend, gave this amazing piece to me. This was done with tape lace that is arranged, folded, sewn and hand attached to make up all the pretty details.
I wish my camera and I did a better job of capturing the details. This is so dainty and delicate, but amazingly sturdy. I can't even begin to imagine the love and patience it must have taken to make this.
Wallace Sleigh Bells
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