and dreams around a table covered
in these lovely heirlooms…
been tucked into while the wedding was planned
and the groom was the only thing needed…
Many times these vintage linens
are in great condition and just need to
be enjoyed and cared for.
Some bright sun, and a little lemon juice can
take out many stains. A few stitches can
extend the life of linens that have a small tear.
But, for those that are beyond use there
is hope. Kitchen towels. These wonderful
cotton treasures make fabulous, absorbent
towels for your kitchen.
So now, when I see them at a yard sale
I buy all of them if the price is right,
knowing I can use all of them one way
And I don’t know about you, but they just
make me happy when I look at them.
So, if I have one beyond repair, I
make a few large kitchen towels (and
sometimes even a valance) and add some
coordinating cotton fabric at the edges.
They would also make pretty pillow covers
don’t you think?
By folding under and pinching
the trim fabric, an easy pleated edge can
be formed. I usually just double the width of
the contrast/trim fabric, press in half with the
right side out, and fold under the top to create
a long casing, which I fold, pin and stitch
And if I am able to hang them outside to
dry, then they are put away smelling
amazing, crisp, and ready to be used
along my fence. I am kind of tempted
to leave a few outside since they look so pretty!
A couple big baskets of petunias and some
iced tea, and we are in business.
Throw some lemon bread in and we can
spend the afternoon with out feet up
enjoying our tea.
After we hit the thrift store of course.
Hugs to you friends, I hope
you have a wonderful, blessed
Easter, He is risen!!