Thursday, March 04, 2010

Show and Tell

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! My weakness...vintage linens! Pillowcases are my favorite, second only to tablecloths! There's nothing like a sweet-smelling, snowy-white vintage pillowcase to lay your head on every night!

It's just amazing the work that went into these. My favorites are the ones with the blue embroidery and also the ones with the long drippy crocheted lace edging.

This is a cute little baby pillow that I use on my small chairs.


This monogrammed one was a towel but I made an envelope style pillow out of it.

If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed from MckLinky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!

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66 comments:

LDH said...

I love vintage linens too! You have a sweet collection to snuggle into each night ~ very pretty!

Kindly, ldh

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cindy! What beautiful linens! And how luxurious, too! There's just something special about vintage things, isn't there? Happy S&T!!...Debbie

Liz said...

Love the pillowcases, I have some from my Mom and Mother-In-Law, I love them.
Thanks for hosting another great Show and Tell!
~Liz

Candy said...

They are all so very pretty Cindy!

Will you be putting a selection of vintage linens in your Etsy shop? I'm on the lookout for some vintage white frilly/fancy napkins.

Candy

vignette design said...

I love vintage linens too! They don't make them like they used to. I remember my grandmothers "tatting" the edges of their pillow cases. You have some wonderful linens. Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Friday again! Love your new look too!

kim said...

I have a fondness for vintage linens, too. Have gotten a few at a local flea market and on the look out for more.

ABeachCottage said...

my weakness too, I continue to buy them

thanks for show and tell, I am taking part this week...

enjoy the weekend

sarahx

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love the baby pillow. :)

Debbie said...

Cindy your new enlarged pics just are so real looking,like I can touch them lol!, love the linens!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, the "C" pillow is gorgeous!
m ^..^

Julie Harward said...

They are so pretty...pure Heaven! I love them too, so that they still can be found. Come say hi :D

Nishant said...

thanks for show and tell, I am taking part this week...

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Gee said...

Hi Cindy,

Such beautiful linens. I love them but its quite difficult to find one that catchy to my eyes here.

Olga said...

Oh, those are beautiful linens.
I love your "Show and Tell Fridays", so many beautiful and interesting things to see. Today, for the first time, I am joining it too.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What gorgeous linens....so glad that I stopped by..Love your blog.. Hope you will stop by...I just added some extra giveaways...
So glad to have a few hours to blog hop.

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Sandi (Meme) said...

Me too, I have had my eye on vintage linens at auctions for years. You have some beautiful ones in your collection. I have blogged on mine many times, especially the tablecloths and aprons. Have a blessed week and weekend.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Cindy,

Oh, the linens are just beautiful! I am always looking for vintage linens at a thrifty price.

Thank you for hosting!

Teresa said...

Scrumptious...that's what your world is!
xxooxx

Adrianna said...

I love the pillow. It is gorgeous! I'm going to look through the link up list now, I saw so many awesome titles!

Gattina said...

Very pretty and delicate !

Natasha said...

So pretty! You have THE most beautiful things!
Happy weekend and best wishes always,
Natasha.

Sarah said...

Hi Cindy,
I have just done my first ever Show & Tell Friday post!
I am loving your collection of vintage linens too, just so dreamy!
Sarah

birdutmasali said...

liked it very much very nice
and fine lines

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

Hi cindy, I to love embroidered pillowcases. I have a cover the same as the blue edged one its one of my favourites. Love the new blog layout.

Leanne said...

Your linens are beautiful. I love the one with blue. Thanks for hosting this great party again.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

YOUR VINTAGE TEXTILES ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I love all old textiles and fabrics with their designs and handmade stitchings. These are WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for sharing!

Denise Marie said...

Cindy, what a terrific post. I love when you show your linens. I see you changed your header after all the q&a. Pretty as always.

Gayle said...

I adore linens as well! I see beauty in each one. I'm linking up with you for the first time today with my brand new photography blog, Abundant Gifts. Stop by and see the cherry trees blooming in my little yard.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a beautiful collection of linens. Thanks for sharing them with us, and Thanks for hosting again this week.
Enjoy your weekend.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I too love vintage linens and have lots of them. I love your
linens they are gorgeous.:O)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

Ohhhh...you really do have the prettiest linens, my friend! Love, love, LOVE that beautiful crisp white, lace edgings, and embroidery!!! There is nothing else like it! You have a fabulous collection and I always enjoy seeing all of your pretty linens! Thank you so much for sharing them with us and thank you for hosting Show & Tell Friday, Cindy!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Dream Mom said...

Oh, I just love your vintage linens! I especially love that one tableclothh you got from your mother, I think about it all the time. It's just gorgeous! I love looking at luxury sheet linens as well with all of the pretty lace and embroidery.

Love the new header! It looks much more modern and less dated.

Candy said...

Lovely linens. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Friday Blessings ;-)

Charlotte said...

The linens are beyond gorgeous. And so is the new look of your blog.
Happy Friday.
Charlotte

Baba said...

Hi Cindy, I love all of your vintage linens..we have a shop in town that sells vintage linens.. you would love to shop there..thanks for being our host for show and tell .
Hugs, Baba

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your newly re-vamped blog. Your banner is so pretty. Your linens are lovely. I always look forward to visiting your site and appreciate your Show and Tell Fridays. Bentley does too!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Those linens are so beautiful. They are so special with all the hard work that went into them. They sure found a good home with the care and value that you'll give them.

Struggler said...

You've collected some beautiful linens!

Tallulah Antiques Closet said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for hosting a great blog event today it's always fun to see everyone's collection. Have a great day, Julian

Sarah Sarniak said...

Love the pillowcase. I have a couple that look a lot like that. They're really pretty.

Low Tide High Style said...

I love vintage linens and yours are simply beautiful! Thanks for hosting S & T Friday!

Kat :)

Mari said...

BEAUTIFUL, THERE ALL JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! :p

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Ahhh, vintage linens! Always my favorite things to shop for at flea markets and shows like Warrenton. :-)

Yours are absolutely lovely!

Happy Friday!
Anne

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful! I have two addictions: linens and dishes!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I am a total sucker for old linens, especially those with hand work. LOVE the piece with the embroidered "C" which just HAPPENS to be my initial!

Love pillowcases, too. I have a great big Victorian linen bed pillow cover -- the type that would fold down over the top of the blankets and keep the pillows fresh -- and it is dripping in LONG hand crocheted lace on 3 sides... and I can't find it! It got lost in our last move. I know it's somewhere!

Thanks for hosting... Cass

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

This is definitely one of my weaknesses too! You've got a lovely collection, I remember seeing them in your hutch stacked one on top of another and made me swoon. They're getting harder to find lately. Love the history and time spent to create such beautiful pieces.

Denise said...

Oh how I would love to have some of the vintage linens in your collection Cindy! They're beautiful! I'm wondering the same thing as Candy. Will you be adding any to your Etsy shop?

Mary said...

LOVE the new blog design, Cindy! Soo beautiful and fresh! Your linens are wonderful, too. I'm going to have to start looking for pillowcases... :)

Midsummer said...

Just want to say I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new format! Congratulations!

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
I always love to see your vintage linens-they are beautiful!
I really enjoyed your question and answer posts too.
Have a lovely weekend,
Carolyn

Andrea said...

So very pretty!

Lora said...

I adore vintage linens. Pillowcases and tea towels are my faves! Your photos are lovely.

Nicole said...

Cindy, I absolutely LOVE your blog, have just spent over 2 hours looking at old posts, and if it wasn't past midnight here in Australia I would stay on a whole lot longer, just found it after doing a search on painting furniture, and yes even here it's one of the fist few listings (re oct 2008 post). Just in the beginning stages of redecorating/painting furniture/renovating and love this style you do... hope it's ok to use your work as inspiration. Keep up they great work!!! will definately be a regular reader.

GWENDOLYN said...

Oh my....... they are so lovely.. they take my breath away. I am thinking I need to get new linen pillow cases now:)
Blessings!
Gwen

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I love your new blog look. Your vinage pillowcases look so crisp and fresh. One of my passions is for Vintage Linens.

Diane said...

These are gorgeous....I am a lover of vintage linens myself...my sister and I went anitquing yesterday...she bought a vintage embroidered pillow case with matching runner for her 7 year old granddaughters bedroom...it was so perfect...it had little puppies embroidered on it.....love it!!

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Lady Dragonfly said...

Hi Cindy! I love your blog! I've been watching it since you took the "Show and Tell Friday" from Kelly! But only now I had the inspiration to start my own blog. Thank you so much!

meandering pearl said...

oh i just found your blog, its gorgeous!!! i LOVE the powder blue, & the larger photos...Happy Show n Tell Friday!!! loveliest thoughts

nathalie said...

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im nathalie from chinerdslefroid.canalblog.com

have a good night

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Vintage Linen Treasures said...

As you might guess, I LOVE vintage linens. The pillowcase with the delicate hand crocheted white lace trim is gorgeous! As is the white pillowsham.
Patricia :o)

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