Welcome to April! We are nearly a week in already, and I can't tell you where all of March got off to!
I have been more shop busy than usual, which is always a stimulating place to be. And I recently came across a cache of laces which I thought you might like to see. They are mixed in with a sampling of other things that I gather up along the way.
One of my all time favorites. White worked pillowcases in sets! They will whiten when laundered, but I find this stage simply delicious to look at.
I am so glad when I find a variety of edgings in such wonderful condition as these are.
A large doily lies beneath a filet rose worked table square, and a very old pintuck pillow slip adorned with a tatted lace fringe. (Tatting is made with a shuttle, and is a different skill from crochet.)
Not many of us bother with these lovely old sets of damask napkins anymore. This matching set of ten set me back about about two dollars. Such a beautiful rose pattern for perhaps just the right bride!
The various patterns seem as endless as snowflakes. . . .
When I am away so long you can imagine me here. Lost in linens. My escape from the cares of the world.
I even fold my regular laundry here!
This large folded piece is a linen coverlet with crochet insets and trim.
It's not all linens of course. Other things get piled around in the life of a vintage dealer. When there's no time for anything else, this is all I have to show you! The men in my life might enjoy these small English pewter tankards.
Just the right time of year for a picnic with old fashioned deviled eggs!
And I have my polishing work all cut out for me here!
But the rest is good to go!
So nice that you stopped by to see what I am up to!
I hope spring is catching up to you. We finally have perfect weather here!
Happy days ahead!