It's been the perfect first week of June for us with the promise of more to come. This past week I posted on a few flea market finds, one of which was an antique homespun petticoat in poor condition that I mused I might make into something else.
In the feedback I got this comment from Heritage History from the blog Quaker Inspired, "Please, please don't dismantle that petticoat...it is a lesson in history, and a pretty one at that....French?" I was glad that I had already prepared this post and that I could show you how I had used the skirt as a basket liner without altering a thing!
I have a few large vintage baskets that need a bit of dressing up. This one usually hangs on the back of my dining room door. I laid the garment in the bottom of the basket, and over the edges, in order to check the fit. Not only was it perfect, but I realized that nothing else needed to be done. I'm happy to report to Heritage Stitchery that the beautiful old petticoat is not only safe from harm, but carrying on with a renewed purpose in life!
I always have a few linens stacked nearby and overflow china, etc. to stow. In our small house everything has an "in process" appearance most of the time. May as well make it look as good as you can. . . .
I discovered Kinfolk magazine at Anthropologie. The flyleaf describes their mission, and I have thrown in a couple of snaps of the beautiful pages. This is their third issue. They publish quarterly. I LOVE this publication and will be tracking down the first two issues. This issue had a section each for entertaining for one, for two, for a few, and features on notable restaurants and their staff. Thoughtful well written essays on the aesthetic of daily meals accompanied by fantastic photography. Their website is here.
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