I wonder if you know this china series by Lenox China. I had never seen it before I found three different pieces together at a flea market a few days ago. At first I thought they might be very old ironstone. They are quite heavy like that and aged looking.
But they have just had a lot of use and show it. Don't fall in love, because the patterns shown here have been retired by the manufacturer. A few pieces are still around to buy, but they are crazy expensive. Still, if I beat you at finding any at a great price, I'm going to snap them up!
All three designs are from the Linen Closet line and resemble old embroidered linen. The first I am showing is called Floral Wreath. I have an antique linen remnant running down the center of the table to carry the theme against a drop cloth table cover. A few collected nests make a centerpiece.
The next pattern on show is Braided Scroll. I actually have a linen runner that looks very much like this design.
Finally there is this design called Linen Weave. Perhaps you can see that the surface has a texture that looks exactly like the real thing!
The chips and spots make it look a hundred years old. They will all look wonderful hanging together on the wall or displayed on a shelf.
At the same market I was lucky enough to spot the latest of my marmalade jar collection. The oldest sample I have yet.
I just love layers of linen. The grey linen napkins shown here are from Williams-Sonoma.
Our weather has turned bitter cold. More like the Frebruary we're supposed to have. So we're just keeping cozy and dreaming of spring.
I hope it's a great new week for you!
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