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Saturday, August 3, 2019

A Pretty Mix of Linens & Laces


I got lucky with linens this week and found an amazing assortment of lovely things.





I usually buy pieces that are already in good condition, but I always launder and press items in order to cover every square inch to find any hidden flaws. This matching pair of pillowcases passed inspection!





After freshening them up I laid out all the new pieces for a better look in the nursery. One thing always leads to another in here, and I couldn't help noticing a theme. I thought maybe you would like to have a look too!




The real excitement started for me with this scrumptious knitted bedspread that I found. I just couldn't believe how lucky it was to find it in absolutely perfect condition!





I kept on layering so I took care to get a shot of it before it got all covered up. What a wonderful piece of work made in squares, one stitch at a time, on tiny little knitting needles and then sewn all together. Just blows my mind at the patience required for that.















I also turned up another single white pillowcase with crocheted trim. These unmatched pieces always look so pretty together on a bed. 
















I laid a dark sheet of card stock underneath the narrow lace so you could see it better. So delicate and pretty.















What you are seeing laid over everything is a gorgeous fine linen tablecloth with napkins worked in cross-stitched roses. The cloth has a couple of very faint stains on it even after soaking so I know it was indeed once loved and used. The napkins had storage discoloration which laundered out very nicely.





I think it would also make a lovely dressy coverlet on a bed, and so I laid it out to see how it would look that way. It's just so gorgeous to look at. (I ironed this baby out myself, people! It's not bad if you make sure it is still pretty damp after washing.)




I love that the napkin roses are just in bud.





And the sweetest little boudoir pillow cover turned up for me this week too. Almost makes me dizzy! I already had the perfect sized insert for it too. You can see the ball fringe at the corners better in some of the pictures further on a bit. The back side is a loose weave cotton like that small inset on the front.





I just love the look of mixed ivories and whites laid all together.










Finally, here is the softest pretty crocheted table cover shown as a throw under everything. I love these peeking out almost anywhere. This one is round.





I don't think that much of this handwork is being done anymore in our times. And I feel so lucky to be part of gathering it up to be appreciated before it disappears forever.


























 I hope you enjoyed the linen show today!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Jacqueline








18 comments:

minwks said...

Hi Jacqueline, Glorious linens as always. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Regards Janine

cloches and lavender said...

Jacqueline these are beautiful pieces. You find pretty pieces when you go hunting. Love the pillow is an understatement. The bedspread is a keeper too.

Enjoy your Sunday

Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

All of these pieces are gorgeous. I want to be a guest in this room. Just beautiful and cozy and so so pretty. Happy Sunday Jacqueline.
xoxo

Jeanne Henriques said...

Beautiful Jacqueline! I love collecting vintage white linen and have a few tablecloths that I use as a coverlet...lovely to sleep in as well, the perfect summer weight. The hardest part is letting go when they have frayed beyond use. I keep scraps of them because you just never know. ;)

Kamilla said...

Jacqueline, your linens are beautiful, I love the tablecloths with matching napkins . Stunning !!!

Natureluvr57 said...

Love all your linens. I never seem to come across any. Love the pineapple edging...I'm crocheting some pineapple doilies now. I'll have to search through all my patterns and see if I have a pineapple edging.

Louca por porcelana said...

Oh my!Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Always so gorgeous Jacqueline! 💕

Debra@CommonGround said...

Love all your pieces that bring this look together. You're right, I don't think many are doing this kind of work anymore. My MIL made me a bedspread/ coverlet very similar to yours called an "anniversary" coverlet. The idea is to make/knit/crochet? one square a week. I treasure it, but not practical for anything except a guest bedroom. Adding some edging to the pillowcases is perfect. When I was young this was standard embellishement for all pillowcases. I love seeing your lovely room!

Rgcdjc@aol.com said...

As a fellow linen lover and all things home made it just gives me a thrill to see someone else's weekend finds! Love your blog and your photos. I get great pleasure reading your posts .
Denise

Marilyn Miller said...

The bedspread and pillowcases particularly would have me swooning. I just love them. The crochet table cover is similar to on I found a couple years ago in a mound of linens on a table at a sale. I put it on top of my soft green bedspread and love it so much.

Jeanie said...

I just adore the detail work on all the bed covers. A lot of time and talent went into those!

Art and Sand said...

All your linens are lovely, but that knitted spread takes the cake!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh. So. Lovely. !! Thank you for sharing! The linens are fabulous Jacqueline; and beautifully displayed~ Hugs, karen o

Debbie said...

I'm late getting to the show. You sure know how to dress a bed, Jacqueline. Every piece is perfection by itself, but brought together is like Heaven. I agree, these pieces are no longer made, I fear...so we should enjoy them while we can. Smooches. xo

Curtains in My Tree said...


Oh I know you were thrilled when you found these. I found some pretties this summer also,seems we never get enough of white linens,

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

It is all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing such exquisite finds!

Rebecca Nelson said...

I haven't stopped by in so long!

I love your beautiful linens. About a year ago one of my blogger/buyers/friends sent me a HUGE collection of vintage linens, trims, bedding, clothing, etc. I'm just now making my way through it all.

There is nothing that speaks to my heart like old finds.

<3 Rebecca

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