I tend to use hard working linens on my everyday table. And because I actually prefer the look, plain hefty linen with a nice weave gets more of a workout around here.
But special occasions can call for a bit more. And I also love pulling out the folded stacks for a beautiful airing for no other reason than to enjoy their beauty.
Isn't this eyelet monogram interesting?
I love cutwork embroidery a lot too. Both white on white, and the more tonal whites with ecru thread.
Decisions, decisions! These are all smaller tablesquares to use either on a smaller table or chair back, or laid over a larger cloth to show it off in the center. I love the look of layered linen.
Here's a closer look at the linen cloth with the crochet hem.
It has an inset circle of lace in the center as well.
I thought I would show you one of my dressiest tablecloths. You may have noticed it on my table before. It's vintage Quaker Lace, but with a difference. . . .
Most Quaker Lace is made from cotton thread. Mine is all silk, which gives it a beautiful sheen and a nice springy texture.
I've never seen another like it.
I must tell you, choosing linens is a great way to start the day!
I hope your day is off to a good start too!
Happy Spring Weekend!
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