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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.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.