I didn't get a chance to go out thrifting this weekend. I always get withdrawal symptoms if I don't get into at least one thrift store over the weekend, but I did find something in my own basement that filled the bill. I had a box that I kept putting off opening that my mother had packaged up several years ago. It was marked linens.I thought it was old sheets and didn't really want to go through it. But, I was truly surprised when I did open it. It was really linens!
It looked something like this after I rummaged through it a little.
There were tablecloths, napkins, tea towels and dresser scarves, oh my!
I was in heaven with all of the vintage goodies,
all made by my great grandmother.
Take a look at some of my favorites after I washed and pressed them.
This beautiful little tea towel has hand embroidered flowers inside the outline of a tulip.
Another tea towel with a floral spray.
Satin stitched laurel wreath on a linen tea towel.
Hand crocheted edging on a pillowcase.A monogrammed tea towel with a subtle yellow border.
A pair of cross stitched tea towels with a basket of flowers.
Can you imagine drying dishes with towels like these?
I can't, but I know there are plenty of people who would love to
have them in their Shabby Chic kitchen,
so watch for them in my Etsy shop.