Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lacy White Vintage Linens

My recent shopping foray turned up a few irresistible vintage linens to go with my farmhouse pitchers. There are still a few items, when  priced right, that just make sense to pick up no matter how many I already have. Besides loss through normal wear and tear, they make wonderful gifts, or can always be sold. The matelasse coverlet, used as a backdrop here, is one of them. 

Another is the monogram linen hand towel with antique bobbin lace peeking through here.

It's a bit hard to believe that these exquisite hand towels were once used in households every day!

These satin stitch letters appear to actually be satin! "RTM" anyone?? The larger center letter is the one for the surname. . . . But it hardly matters when it's this beautiful.

The white cloth on the right is a luscious woven antique ribbed cotton in wonderful condition. Neither damask nor homespun, a farm style cloth like this one doesn't turn up for me often. Because it's small and plain the price had only been set at five dollars. I'll own it the rest of my life!

Ten dollars got me this vintage flax linen tablecloth in fall colors, and new condition.

And finally, a delicate machine lace runner in ecru, and in fine condition. Yum!!!

The small ironstone farmhouse pitcher in back was my little bonus buy on this trip. It wasn't a good resell price, but this isn't Texas! They aren't on every corner in New Mexico.

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  1. All stunning ... great finds. Thanks for sharing the beauty.

    Mary @ Redo 101

  2. The brown & white tablecloth is perfect for your brown transferware! You're right - I think all of the antiques are in Texas! Sally

  3. Jacqueline,
    All of your linens are so lovely. I have a couple of things I've picked up on trips and need to make sure I use them more. I also enjoyed your post with the beautifully decorated chamber pot (at least, I'm assuming that was it's original purpose).

  4. Ah, lace gets me every time. It stops me in my tracks!

  5. so pretty but i am extra bee happy~

  6. Verdaderamente bello!

  7. Great finds. I could use them all:-)

    Regards from Sweden

  8. Beauty , Beauty , Beauty ...I couldn't resist such beauty ! Lucky you, girl ! :)

  9. I love white anything. So of course I love the new linens that you got along with the pitchers. Just beautiful!

  10. You have such beautiful vintage linens. That brown tablecloth goes well too. I started looking for an Esty button, I was sure you must have a shop of linens. LOL!

  11. You have such a great way to show your beautiful linens and dishware. I love these photos.

  12. soo beautiful! your linen collection is to die for! truly...i'm about ready to change my name to "Renee Theresa Moreau" just to claim that piece! LOL! Happy WW! ;)

  13. I love all monogrammed linens and pick them up too. I found a lovely set of pillow cases with hand crochet this weekend. The pitcher is darling and they are not easily found in GA/SC either!

  14. Linens have been my downfall. I just love the simple elegance. Thanks for sharing your collection. Fantastic!
    xxx Liz

  15. Hi Jacqueline,
    Antique and vintage linens are my weakness. I have a wonderful source and buy them when I find some I can't live without.
    Your's are amazing pieces! And the way you have photographed them is beautiful!

  16. The lace runner is so pretty and charming. I used to have a vintage hand towel collection and put it out every dinner party until one time someone actually used them. ugh. (I had paper ones out on the sink.)

  17. All of your lovely linens...I will not covet, I will not covet, I will not covet. :)

  18. What great finds, I love the lace, so beautiful. Laura Cottage and Broome

  19. Oh Jacqueline, I am in love with your linens! They look amazing, and I love the way you style them in the photos. Wonderful finds!
    Happy WW,

  20. Gorgeous collection, Jacqueline! Hope all is happy and well at your house!

  21. Two of my favorite things....white linens and pitchers:-)

    Love your pics as always.


  22. Hi J,
    Yes YUM!! Oh a delicious big piece of machine lace, yummy!! The flowers on the bobbin lace are amazing.. well it's all amazing, you have been a lucky shopper lately!!

  23. Hello Miss J

    so pretty and so feminine - I love all the photos.

    Candles, lace and white jugs - i'll bring the scones, jam and cream you put the kettle on.

    x loulou

  24. Fabulous linens ~ I heart them all!

    Susan and Bentley

  25. Wow those are some lovely finds! I am so envious! :) Dropping in from French Country Cottage.

  26. such romantic gorgeousness. i am sighing at these timeless images. come visit anytime.



  27. Gorgeous photos! I'm following your beautiful blog.



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