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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lacy White Vintage Linens


My recent shopping foray turned up a few irresistible vintage linens to go with my farmhouse pitchers. There are still a few items, when  priced right, that just make sense to pick up no matter how many I already have. Besides loss through normal wear and tear, they make wonderful gifts, or can always be sold. The matelasse coverlet, used as a backdrop here, is one of them. 



Another is the monogram linen hand towel with antique bobbin lace peeking through here.



It's a bit hard to believe that these exquisite hand towels were once used in households every day!





These satin stitch letters appear to actually be satin! "RTM" anyone?? The larger center letter is the one for the surname. . . . But it hardly matters when it's this beautiful.



The white cloth on the right is a luscious woven antique ribbed cotton in wonderful condition. Neither damask nor homespun, a farm style cloth like this one doesn't turn up for me often. Because it's small and plain the price had only been set at five dollars. I'll own it the rest of my life!







Ten dollars got me this vintage flax linen tablecloth in fall colors, and new condition.









And finally, a delicate machine lace runner in ecru, and in fine condition. Yum!!!







The small ironstone farmhouse pitcher in back was my little bonus buy on this trip. It wasn't a good resell price, but this isn't Texas! They aren't on every corner in New Mexico.















Thanks for coming by!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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32 comments:

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

All stunning ... great finds. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Mary @ Redo 101

Salmagundi said...

The brown & white tablecloth is perfect for your brown transferware! You're right - I think all of the antiques are in Texas! Sally

My Little Home and Garden said...

Jacqueline,
All of your linens are so lovely. I have a couple of things I've picked up on trips and need to make sure I use them more. I also enjoyed your post with the beautifully decorated chamber pot (at least, I'm assuming that was it's original purpose).
-Karen

Cozy Little House said...

Ah, lace gets me every time. It stops me in my tracks!
Brenda

once in a blue moon said...

so pretty but i am extra bee happy~

Toyin O. said...

Nice pictures:)

Veronica said...

Verdaderamente bello!
Saludos
Veronica

Elna said...

Great finds. I could use them all:-)

Regards from Sweden
Elna

Sylvia said...

Beauty , Beauty , Beauty ...I couldn't resist such beauty ! Lucky you, girl ! :)

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Pretty. Love vintage linens! ♥

Kelly said...

I love white anything. So of course I love the new linens that you got along with the pitchers. Just beautiful!

Pat said...

You have such beautiful vintage linens. That brown tablecloth goes well too. I started looking for an Esty button, I was sure you must have a shop of linens. LOL!

Pamela Gordon said...

You have such a great way to show your beautiful linens and dishware. I love these photos.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

soo beautiful! your linen collection is to die for! truly...i'm about ready to change my name to "Renee Theresa Moreau" just to claim that piece! LOL! Happy WW! ;)

Olive Cooper said...

I love all monogrammed linens and pick them up too. I found a lovely set of pillow cases with hand crochet this weekend. The pitcher is darling and they are not easily found in GA/SC either!

LizlovesVintage said...

Linens have been my downfall. I just love the simple elegance. Thanks for sharing your collection. Fantastic!
xxx Liz

June said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Antique and vintage linens are my weakness. I have a wonderful source and buy them when I find some I can't live without.
Your's are amazing pieces! And the way you have photographed them is beautiful!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The lace runner is so pretty and charming. I used to have a vintage hand towel collection and put it out every dinner party until one time someone actually used them. ugh. (I had paper ones out on the sink.)

elizabeth said...

All of your lovely linens...I will not covet, I will not covet, I will not covet. :)

Cottage and Broome said...

What great finds, I love the lace, so beautiful. Laura Cottage and Broome

Susan said...

Oh Jacqueline, I am in love with your linens! They look amazing, and I love the way you style them in the photos. Wonderful finds!
Happy WW,
Susan

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous collection, Jacqueline! Hope all is happy and well at your house!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Lilla Kullan said...

It's beautiful.:-) Stina

Faded Charm said...

Two of my favorite things....white linens and pitchers:-)

Love your pics as always.

xoxo
Kathleen

Bella said...

Hi J,
Yes YUM!! Oh a delicious big piece of machine lace, yummy!! The flowers on the bobbin lace are amazing.. well it's all amazing, you have been a lucky shopper lately!!
Hugs,
Bella

loulou said...

Hello Miss J

so pretty and so feminine - I love all the photos.

Candles, lace and white jugs - i'll bring the scones, jam and cream you put the kettle on.

x loulou

AshTreeCottage said...

Fabulous linens ~ I heart them all!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sarah said...

Wow those are some lovely finds! I am so envious! :) Dropping in from French Country Cottage.

A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty!
Love the monogram!

michele said...

such romantic gorgeousness. i am sighing at these timeless images. come visit anytime.

warmly.

michele

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Gorgeous photos! I'm following your beautiful blog.

♥Linsey

Curtains In My Tree said...

That is most beautiful for sure

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