Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Winter White Linen

 

 
I know you'll think I'm crazy, but I enjoy getting back to my linen after I've been away for awhile. If you're a gardener or a cook you may have some idea of what I'm talking about. Too long away from the soil or the stove and you're glad to get back at it after a vacation.
 
 
 
 
 
 My linen collection is present everywhere in my home. It's like someone's knitting that you're always having to move before you sit down, or the sewing mess that's ever present, if you're into that sort of thing. I look at and change linen like some folks look at and change the TV.
 
 
 
 
 
 I always have stacks and racks ready here and there of pieces that I am considering, or have already considered using for a table or a cover somewhere. The samples here are all on current display in the dining room. 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 I'm getting a tablescape ready, and there are a few peeks at it here. When I finally get to putting it all together I have to try things on like you would if you were getting dressed for some special occasion. My table tells me what it feels like wearing today. Whatever gets left out of the action doesn't always get put away immediately. If ever.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I think my linen stacks annoy some folks the way dogs are annoying to non-dog lovers. When I was out shopping with my brother-in-law recently and saw some new napkins I loved he said, "Yeah, like you don't have enough napkins. . . ." I laughed pretty hard at that before considering hitting him pretty hard instead! But, I know, I know. . . .  I didn't bring more napkins home. . . . That time. . . .


 
 

 
  
 
 
 
  
 
  
 


 
  
 


 
  
 
 
 


 
  
 
 
  
 
 
Feel happy yet?
White does that to me too!
Ya'll have a happy White Wednesday now!
 
Jacqueline


 
 
 
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32 comments:

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Your white linen is so stunningly beautiful, and is so appropriate any time of year. There's nothing like it. Thank you so much for sharing this!
Nancy

Danelle Harvey said...

I love it. I just pulled a few out of a drawer myself.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The linens are lovely. I love them displayed... They are always fresh and appealing...

Cottage and Broome said...

Your linen stacks are always beautiful. I love the hand stitched details. Laura

Linda said...

One can never have TOO many napkins...
Another of MY passions...
And they have to be ironed...
Lovely post, Jacqueline...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

jeanetteann said...

OOOh Lovely,can't ever get tired of looking at your beautiful stash,Jacqueline.xx

Sarah said...

Can't have too many linens, just as one can't have too many dishes. Right? Your white linens off a serenity for ones being. I love it!

Bella said...

Hi J,
Yes it is always good to be home with the things you love. I could drool over your collection for days... OOhh bottle brush trees, I am looking forward to the new vignettes! and, I am glad to know I am not the only one who drags things and that never really get put back away:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Pure prettiness, Jacqueline...love all of your gorgeous linens!

Katherine Wolak said...

your decorating is absolutely stunning! I adore the pretty lace and the tones of your lovely home!

Hugs,

Maru K said...

Hallo Jacqueline, Your white linen and other decorating are so beautiful! I like it so much ...
Maru

sissie said...

I share your passion for linens. I have several boxes full and once we get this house together I'll be getting them out. You can never have too many.

hugs
Sissie

Susy said...

Yup. I'm happy now. (:

ThePaintedCameo said...

Your white linens are fab;) Lovely post with gorgeous photos.. All the best, Patrycja

Celestina Marie said...

I can so relate to this. I feel this way, when I haven't picked up my paint brush. Love your linens and I just had to giggle with the napkin comment.
Have fun. Hugs,Celestina Marie

BECKY said...

Oh Jacqueline! You speak my language!! I don't have any where near as much old linens as I long to have, but the ones I do have bring me great joy. I feel a connection to them, and to the people who enjoyed them, or made them before they got to me. What a delight to find a kindred spirit! I have to smack my hand constantly...I would clean out some of the Etsy shops that carry hand loomed lusciousness!!

My daughter even told me that maybe I just needed to roll around in my linen! LOL!! So I took out a larger piece, and wrapped it around my shoulders! It was a good laugh. One day, I hope to have my bed covered in vintage linens. I have one very old French metis sheet that I will use, and need to get some more.

Love your photos, and appreciate you linking up to Blissful Whites Wednesday!

Have a lovely day!
Becky

Cynthia said...

Beautiful pictures, I love all the linen, the picher and the bottle brush trees. Beautiful pos.

Cynthia

Claudia said...

I can't think of a more beautiful thing to collect and amass and love. Why not? Your collection is beautiful.

xo
Claudia

Jaybird said...

Beautiful linens...
I am so bad that I hauled a damask(small) tablecloth and 2 napkins to a FISH CAMP...to serve our Thanksgiving dinner...
Sweet husband first thought I had lost my mind, and then considered the source ;^)

Marsha said...

Love your beautiful linens!! My motto is - you can never have too much pretty lace, dolies, or linens. That's always the first thing I look for when out shopping the antique shops. Enjoy all of yours, they are indeed comfort to the soul.

Heaven's Walk said...

Lovely lovely lovely, Jacqueline! Oh, yes...your linens always make me happy and my heart sing!

xoxo laurie

Mystica said...

The linens are amazing. I wish I could have found one tenth of what you have found!

Cindy said...

Your linens are scrumptious! I particularly like those napkins with the little stripe. You are hereby named the official goddess of linens, because that is one pretty collection you have going on ! I'm going to be on the lookout for you from now on!

Cindy

Cindy said...

And... i forgot to say how much i love that photo of the frame with the botanical prints. Everything about that is perfect, the color, the way they are casually clipped on... wonderful!

Cindy

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Jacqueline, I love all of your beautiful white linens. In fact you have inspired me to be on the lookout for some pretty ones (like yours)to bring into my home. Thanks for sharing! Gina

wäschewerkstatt said...

I am a fan of white linen too!
You have some beautiful things!
Greetings from Germany
Andrea

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Lovely linens! I love how you put everything together. I'm a big fan of white, cream, and neutral colors and decor.

Visiting from The Charm of Home :)

Tammy
ourneckofthewoods.net

Haworth said...

You do have such beautiful linens, Jacqueline, and I'm with you: you can never have too many! (And yes... before I even open my door after a journey I'm usually seen bending over in the garden to pull at a weed or check on a flower.) My favorite home chore is ironing, and never moreso than when I'm pressing all my old linens. I think it's lovely to have them out, and to use them, either at the table or for display. They are too beautiful to keep bundled up where no one can enjoy them. (I would have been at your other shoulder, egging you on to buy the napkins!)

Chenille Cottage said...

How I love your dreamy white linens! the softness of the lace is striking alongside your lovely white pitchers. That a romantic escape!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Makes me very happy...have a wonderful weekend!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Makes me happy, too, dear friend!!!
I've heard that same line from my husband,"Like you don't have enough table cloths, already?"...must be a man~thing!!! Have a marvelous "linen~filled" weekend!
Fondly,
Pat

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline: Your whites always make me happy. I don't understand how anyone could be unhappy about seeing that kind of beauty. Now, I totally understand when someone (namely hubby)says that about my stacks of magazines..Happy Monday..Judy

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