Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Feeding my addiction

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There was a big box on my doorstep when I arrived home from work last Friday night. It was from my online friend Lorrie. She sent me a huge box full of vintage linens, a wonderful belated birthday gift! When I opened the box I felt a bit like an addict...is it possible to get "high" on linens? I really think I did and it was a great feeling! Lorrie has the same addiction as me but she seems to be getting better because she went through her own linen stash, which must be HUGE and sorted out these to give to me! How nice was that!!!

I had to look at each piece before I even thought about cooking dinner! I also had to call my mom as I was going through them because she's a linen addict also...it really does seem to run in families!

There are some beautiful things in that stack. I'll have to share closeups of some of them later.

Today is white Wednesday so if you go over to Kathleen's blog ~ Faded Charm, you can find more bloggers on her sidebar that are joining in!
Thank you so much Lorrie!

43 comments:

Willow said...

You are so lucky and Happy Belated Birthday. Suprises are always nice to get.

Willow

Melissa Miller said...

How beautiful are they Cindy!

~*~Happy Birthday!~*~ :)

One Shabby Old House said...

What a beautiful addiction Cindy and happy belated birthday.
I guess I was in your neck of the woods last week. I went on a quest to hit as many shops listed in my Romantic Homes magazine and landed in Not Too Shabby. I went to both shops and learned that you shopped there as well. You lucky girl you.
Enjoy your birthday gift.
Hugs
Becky

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just the pieces I can see in the picture look beautiful. You must have been in heaven!

Leann said...

I'm having linen envy! What a great birthday surprise:)

See you Friday for Show & Tell.

Enjoy!
Leann

Cherished Treasures said...

What a friend, to gift you in such a special way. Linens, Lace and fine china painted with pink roses are also and addiction for me. I can't think of anything better, chocolate runs a close second place though. :) Happy Birthday !!! From Carol

Esther Sunday said...

Looked at them first before making dinner? Heck, I would have probably forgot to feed the dog or to pay the electric bill looking through that lovely stack!

Gail Griner Golden said...

belated birthday blessings to you, Cindy. I share your addiction...my heart is fluttering looking at those lovely pieces. I just don't ever seem to get enough lovely linens and am always searching for more, more, more.

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Oh how sweet!

I can't wait to see the one with RED on it!!!

Please Hurry ;)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh my, you lucky duck! I would love to come home and find a box of linens like that on my doorstep!
I love them too. I have a lot of vintage pieces of crocheted lace that my mother-in-laws mom made. Now mother in law is 89, so these pieces are old!! Happy belated birthday too Cindy. Hope you enjoyed it. :)

Debbie

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
What a generous gift! Lucky you!
Hugs, Rhondi

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What a special friend you have!!
Old linens are wonderful...they don't make them like that any more.

Have a wonderful day!!

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, these are amazing. A whole stack of treasures.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Cindy....How great is that?? What a wonderful birthday present!~Patti

Linda Q said...

What a fun gift, nice friend!!
I think we all have a secret passion for old linens. I have a stash too and I sometimes thin it out a bit but still have it.
Enjoy!!
I especially love the family pieces I have. But they are all fun and I enjoy finding some when I thrift shop etc.
Linda Q

BellaBlushCottage said...

Wow Cindy...what a great thing to come home to...Lorrie must be a very giving person..... Linda ;)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a thoughtful friend! Happy Birthday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Elsie said...

You lucky girl! You are about
linens like I am with collectibles.
I love linens too.I always have to have a junk fix every now and then. I call it a "HAPPY".
Have a good day.:D

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Oh my!! Lucky, lucky you! What a wonderful gift!


Manuela

Pauline said...

Beautiful linen, Cindy...a real blessing :o) Enjoy!

Faded Charm said...

I know what you mean about being an addict about things. The more the better in my opinion. Looks like a great pile of linens.

Take care,

Kathleen

Pat said...

Cindy, Lorrie is a very special friend, indeed! I would probably faint dead away if opening a box like that one! Delicious!!! Take care, pat

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Cindy, what a beautiful obsession. What do you do with them?

cindy@stitches

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

What a lovely surprise for you to come home to. I LOVE vintage linens and just can't get enough. My heart is fluttering just looking at all those lienes. Enjoy and happy belated birthday.
Carol

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh Cindy, you are so lucky!The linens are the first things I look for when I go out "hunting" - I made my kitchen curtains out of vintage tablecloths, and I've got stacks of things boxed up until I get someplace to put them. Don't you just love the way they feel, and smell, and the loving work that went into them....OOOOH, I'm so envious of that stack that just arrived at your house!!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How special for you Cindy to have this great friend...hope all is dry in your part of Ca. its wet in mine ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Debbie said...

The linens reminded me of my mom, who is now in heaven. I miss her so. She loved linens too. I have many of her special napkins and tablecloths. She also was quite skilled at needlepoint and many of my runners were made by her.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous linens yes, but that chair that they are sitting on is amazing...love all of it!!!

:) T

cindy@cottageinstincts said...

Ahhhhh...thanks for the fix. :o)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

omg it looks like a dream and lots of fun, you are so lucky to have such sweet friends!!
Hugs~Kelly

June said...

Hi Cindy, I see that your finches have a lovely home. Aren't they an interesting little bird. So flighty and active. I wish I had their energy.
I think I may suffer from the same affliction that you and your mother have...linen-itis.
Hugs,
June

Susan B said...

What a lovely gift to receive. Happy Belated Birthday!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I totally understand, Cindy! I received a similar box for Christmas last year! ♥

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

oooh yes, I would soooo love to have got those too!

S
x

het lieveheersbeestje said...

This is a wonderful gift! I also love these linnens...
Greetings from Mama Lieveheersbeestje.

Elenka said...

What a wonderful gift! Happy Birthday, too.

Lacy said...

They look beautiful! I can't wait to see some close ups.

I thinks if there's an addiction to be had that,that is a good one!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful linens! They are splendid! I love your blog and would like to put it in my favorite list! Thanks for the links for the giveaways, too!

Marilyn said...

What a lovely surprise to come home to! She was wise to send them to you knowing you would give them a good home.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Cindy said...

The thought of opening such a treasure trove brings tears to my eyes. What a birthday blessing!

maría cecilia said...

uuuhh I love, love love all those fabrics and the chair... lovely!!!
muchos cariños Cindy
María Cecilia

Tracey said...

Cindy:

I love your site; so many great ideas. I want Mr. Turkey!

Thanks,

Tracey

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...those are some fabulous goodies!! You really are loved...I would have looked at them before giving dinner a thought as well!!!
Happy Belated Birthday...I see that it was a bountiful one!! xOxO