Friday, May 22, 2009
Show & Tell Friday for May 22
I am rather late getting a show & tell post up, but wanted to show some of my small collection of vintage linens. I acquired most of these at yard sales and the like, so I have no idea who the needleworkers were. I do apologize in advance for the creases in many of the items. I didn't have time to press them, since they were only going right back in the linen closet.
This red & white doily is right at home in my strawberry-themed kitchen.
So is this flowery red doily.
This is a crochet-covered hot mat. I have two of these, just alike. The crocheted piece is elasticized so that it can be removed for washing.
This linen dish towel is a favorite of mine. I like the touches of blue in the strawberry print. I am fortunate enough to have three of these.
This dainty tea towel is one of two, just alike, that I bought at a wonderful shop in Lamoille, Nevada.
This dish towel is one I found at a yard sale. I love the print of peaches.
This is actually a curtain valance, I think. I like the print of dots and yellow apples, so I use it as a runner sometimes. I think this was my mother's.
This mammy-themed dish towel came from my grandmother. I have two of them.
This cross-stitched table cloth is small, but isn't it beautiful?
Here is a detail of the corner.
My great-aunt gave me these pillowcases, embroidered many years ago. She made me promise to use them, so I did.
A closer look at the exquisite white on white embroidery.
I love this colorful colonial lady. Notice the hand-crocheted pink edging.
And that is my simple Show & Tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home.
Happy Show & Tell Friday!