Friday, June 19, 2015

Bushel Basket Of Beauty

Before I got off to another busy weekend I thought I would show you a few of my recent finds.

One is this beautiful vintage curtain panel with fringe. It was only a couple of dollars and had a deep natural tea color from age. Since it was such a bargain I decided to test out my soaking skills and it passed the test beautifully! Just an overnight soak in the washing machine set to "hand wash" with Woolite and Oxyclean.

A new vintage bowl is tucked inside.

Too big and heavy for a bushel basket, this cement urn is one of my happy finds too. I have been looking to add more interest in the patio and garden spaces this summer.

One of my scrumptious lacey finds is this net lace bedspread. I am leaving the aged color for now.

I need to show it better another time, but it has this terrific deep ruffle at the edge. YUM!

You may have seen this dish pattern before. I once had a platter of it that I sold and regretted ever after. A pair of bowls found together for a real price tempted me a little too much, so they came home with me. So darn cheery!

What you are seeing here is a beautiful deep crochet edge to a full size sheet. There are so many ways to re-use a vintage/antique item like this, but it will look wonderful displayed on my vintage ticking mattress for now.

I literally squealed when I found this pretty wash stand pitcher. I had already passed it up without seeing it because it was filled with awful colored fake flowers. I can't believe I almost missed it! Love the mums and all the extra details.

Vintage laces make such beautiful liners for baskets. . . .

Even if only on a temporary basis!

Not the latest find, but wanting the spotlight on this pretty transferware bowl to keep my new big jug company for the shoot. 

Can't wait to get out there looking again!

I hope it's a great weekend for you!

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At Rivercrest Cottage said...

So glad I saw your post tonight as I have a family crocheted tablecloth with some stains. I'm going to try the process you suggested.


What don't I love about your post my friend. The bucket is gorgeous and all that stunning lace with the beautiful dishes. Just my cuppa tea!
Enjoy your weekend.


I always wash my crochet linens by hand, but thanks for the tip too.
I'm pinning your post.


Sarah said...

Such wonderful finds, Jacqueline. Guess you know which is my favorite? ;-)
Yes, I'm adding that gorgeous wash stand pitcher to my Pinterest Board. Score for you!

sweet violets said...

You know I am lusting after that out...I'm coming to get it!!! The only shopping I've done is for groceries...I definitely need some therapy, the antiquing kind......xoxoxo

Suz said...

Every time you spotlight vintage linens a tear comes to my eye for those I have lost or left behind when moving. Love the draping of the linen over the basket. Charming.

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Oglądam i zawsze podziwiam piękne obrusy, bajeczne koronki i śliczną porcelanę - pozdrawiam serdecznie

Jeanie said...

thanks for sharing your handwashing skills, Jacqueline. I have many, many vintage/antique quilts and many have stains. I know they were probably laundered and all options tried before they came into my focus but I sometimes wish I could just try something more. The oxyclean with the overnight soak might be the ticket. I always worry about delicate or old fabrics. And your photos, as always, are lovely!

Rowan said...

Some lovely finds - I especially like the pitcher and two bowls with roses on.

Pat Cantwell said...

Gorgeous finds, dear friend!!!
I do miss "the hunt" for one~of~a~kind finds for a booth!!!
Thank you for sharing these exquisite laces with us!!!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!!!

Merlesworld said...

I love the look of lace not always the feel so I don't wear it but in curtains, tablecloths and trimming bed sheets it just lovely.

June said...

Girl---you do find the best stuff! I love the beautiful sheet you found with all that lovely crochet. The pitcher is beautiful too. You have a great eye for beauty my dear!
hugs from here...

Victorian1885 said...

Your new treasures are amazing... I can't get enough of your vintage linens! Have a wonderful week.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jacqueline, I love lace and your bushel basket of linens and treasures is lovely. Always a inspiration.
Have a great week ahead.

Suzan Oxenreider said...

Lovely finds. I love vintage linens and am pretty jealous of that crochet lace edged sheet!

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful Jacqueline! Love the new transferware and lace always makes my heart beat faster! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Debbie said...

The lace bedspread and the sheet would stop me in my tracks!! Both are gorgeous pieces! I love the way you display everything Jacqueline! It's so fun to come here!

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