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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Spring Linen Finds



I found the cheeriest stash of vintage embroidered linens in spring colors that I just had to share with you! These always remind me of my Mother who was an excellent stitcher, and of summers that were much longer in those days when I was a child and first learned the art.



What a sweet custom this once was. These were usually worn completely out, and now pairs in good condition are rare to find. I find that I use mine more for decoration unless I find them in pretty unused condition. But what a cheery bedroom accessory they make! 



I will just let these extraordinary beauties speak for themselves. . . .























































































I hope you are having a beautiful spring weekend!

Jacqueline











24 comments:

Kay said...

Those are really beautiful linens! Can't imagine the hours spent doing that sewing! Your close up photos are great!! I remember many years ago your telling me that if I started stitching (counted cross stitching) that I would never be able to put it down. I still have a basket full of the supplies and few unfinished projects I attempted! Ha! I admire the skill and patience of people that can do that! Love the pretty china, too!
Kay

Kathy Moreland said...

Such lovely linens! I love embroidery, and these look just perfect! What delicate work!

Debby said...

Those bring back memories for me. Wish I could find some. I had several but over the years they wore out. Just beautiful.

Bernideen said...

Those are lovely linens and cups. American Beauty is always a great favorite!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I love how you matched the florals of the linens with the teacups. so very beautiful.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They are all so pretty. I remember when I was a little girl my Mom would buy me some of those and some embroidery thread to work on in the summer when I stayed with my Aunt during school vacation. I wished I still had some of the ones I did.

20 North Ora said...

Gorgeous pieces! Such a lost art anymore. Thanks for sharing.

Judy

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Such beautiful embroidered pillowcases Jacqueline and the teacups are perfect additions! I like the "mine" and "yours" ones, usually it is "his" and "hers" or "Mr." and "Mrs.".
They are all so clean and crisp looking too!
Happy Sunday to you!
Gina

KUNIs little white castle said...

Really beautiful! Love your work

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Liz

iris said...

des broderies simples
mais élégantes et raffinées
l'accord avec les tasses à thé est superbe
vous étes une passionnée du beau linge
bon dimanche
bisous

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Those are beautiful! I would love to find the pansy one since my guest room has a pansy theme. And they seem to be in perfect shape to. Thanks for bringing a touch of spring to us today.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So completely beautiful. I remember drying dishes with my great grandmother, and she'd tell me the stories behind each dishtowel. Some she made. Others were gifts. It's so wonderful that these have found a place in your home, Jacqueline.
Sending hugs,
Lin

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful touch of spring! Happy weekend!

Glenda said...

There you go again, Jacqueline. Reminding me of so much we have in common. My mother did beautiful embroidery - as well as my grandmother and aunt! Sure wish I had some of them stashed away. Alas, I will just have to settle for enjoying yours!

Rose L said...

All the women in my family would do embroidery and pillowcases and table decoration covers were the usual.

chateau chic said...

These all have such pretty springy colors with impeccable workmanship...truly a lost art!
Mary Alice

Marilyn Miller said...

I do use embroidered pillowcases all the time. One problem lately is that they fit a regular size pillow, but not queen size pillows. When I replaced our pillows recently I could only find queen size. Still stuffing the pillows in, but sad they don't fit as well.

Consider It All Joy said...

I absolutely Love vintage linens. These pieces your shared are Gorgeous! So much work and love must have gone into each piece. Beautiful! Blessings, Cindy xo

Sarah said...

These are lovely! The stitching is in excellent condition. I've seen "his and hers" and "Mr. and Mrs."but never have seen "yours and mine." ;-)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Jacqueline the details are beautiful! What a great 'find'.
I too (as others have said) feel like I'm strolling down Memory Lane! : ) And I love the tea cups you have accented with as well~ Beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing. ~Karen O

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
Absolutely beautiful linens, dear friend!
I hadn't seen Mine and Yours, but His and Hers!
Exquisite photography!
Fondly,
Pat

Katie Mansfield said...

They remind me of a stash that my grandmother had. I used them for years and after 32 years they are nearly worn out. These look pristine. Such beautiful handwork.

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a beautiful collection! The colors are amazing and look so pretty with the matching teacups. Embroidery is a lost art, thanks for sharing these.
Karee

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