I am so in love with this pile of vintage linen and lace,my heart is all of a flutter.
If someone had given me a diamond,I wouldn't have been as happy as when this little pile of treasures was handed to me as a gift.
The house next door was bought by an investor who has been renovating for 3yrs
He has finally finished and has sold the house.
My hubby and I have become quite chatty with him as he worked away.
Yesterday, I was cooking in the kitchen,when hubby came in with this armful of treasures.
He said that the man renovating next door had handed it too him.
He had said it had belonged to his mother and thought I might like it.
He said to throw it out if I didn't want it, throw it out,is he crazy?
Can you believe it. I feel like I have won the lottery.
I haven't even started to launder them at this stage and they were still gorgeous.
After sitting on the floor drooling for a while, I was in the mood to give them a good wash and iron.
I just love this, especially when it is so cold. Nothing warms you more than a couple of hours ironing. I was in seventh heaven, as each tablecloth and napkin took its turn on the ironing board.
I slowly plodded through it, not rushing,savouring every moment. I marvelled at the beautiful workmanship and the hours that had gone into creating such beautiful pieces.
Who had sat at the table that this cloth graced. What food did this lady lovingly prepare for her family or friends.
This beautiful cut work brought back memories of my school days
when I had attempted cut work in sewing class.
This cloth,I don't think has been hand embroidered but is still beautiful
This little round one is hand crocheted.
There is two more beautiful lace edged cloths,one of which has some wear holes
I will post another time on what I am going to do to that one.
These are the lace curtains.
I hung them from the shelves in my sewing room
This one is at the other end of the shelves
I left this straight to hide my printer
I'm not a lover of modern stuff.
The little vintage baby dress and Christening Gown
are 100yrs old and were given to me by an elderly lady a few years back.
The ones in behind the curtain are ones I made.
I haven't seen crocheted granny rugs with this perfect pattern
There are two of these.
There are 3 white damask tablecloths too and
2 sets of napkins and an everyday pale green cloth
Also a circular cream and beige floral cloth.
This is the cloth that has wear holes in the centre.
I have an idea what I will do with it.
I'll show you another time as this post is getting very long.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my treasures. I know you all love linen and lace as much as me.
I will be joining my friends at the following parties this week.
French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home
Trish's Heart and Home
Kathe with an E
My Romantic Home
The Thrifty Groove
Faith Grace and Craft
Ivy and Elephants
A Stroll Through Life
Have a daily cuppa Mrs Olsen
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
The Farmhouse Porch