Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vintage Linens~Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Napkins
A few weeks ago I picked up a small bundle of linens for $4.00 at an estate sale. I couldn't tell exactly how many there were, but I assumed 6.

Napkins
They aren't even close to perfect condition, but still very sweet. All hand done applique and embroidered strawberries.

Napkins
When I got them home, I unwrapped them and was happy to discover 4 napkins and 4 placemats!

Napkins
Even more handiwork on the placemats.

Napkins
They will be perfect for a summertime tea. Thank you for looking at my new treasures! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

72 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

I think they are precious.
Darling for this Spring & Summer.
Love your share.
Wendy

Angie said...

vintage linens are part of my show and tell too :)

Lynn said...

I love vintage linens. They are so pretty.

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful .. I just love delicate linens. Thanks for sharing.
~Debbie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh to have the time to do handwork like that these days! They are so pretty, I can visualize a strawberry tablescape with these.

Katherine

shamrock fields said...

Kelli-
What a great find!!! The designs are so sweet and cheerful. I have posted some old china for Show & Tell Friday!!! Thank you & God bless!!!
Molly

Heidi Pocketbook said...

They are so cute. Like a breath of Spring!

Have a good weekend, Kelli☺

Nanna said...

what a great find a sweet show-n-tell
Helen

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

What a great find. I love old linens and the fact that they are not in perfect condition only makes them more special. Thanks for sharing them.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! I can just see you sitting outside on your patio with the kids. You will be using those precious linens and drinking ice cold lemonade along with some of your wonderful homemade cookies. Summertime will be here before you know it. :-)

Have a great week-end. Love, Debbi

MyJourneyBack said...

How fun. I am going to have to go shoppin' with you! They are adorable I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Hopefully I'll get time over the weekend to take some photo's and see you next week. I have been in the garden all week.
Have a great Show and Tell.
Smiles,
Sherry

REAL ME said...

I think those are precious. What a treat to find the placemats too!

Janet said...

Oh how pretty those are! I just love wandering around antique sales and finding little things that were lovingly crafted! Just bringing simple things back into our hectic world ... thank you for sharing your vintage linens and enjoy every moment when using them!

Lady Katherine said...

I do love your linens! I have a few old pieces, I have sunning to get the stains out! I never get tired of seeing old linens! Or buying them! lol

LDH said...

Hi Kelli! Very sweet table linens! They will be perfect for the spring and summer.

Gattina said...

A very nice bargain ! Now you only need summer, lol !

Susan B said...

The linens are lovely! They will be so pretty used on your table in the Spring and Summer. Thank you for sharing them. (I have some vintage pillowcases that I am going to share next week.) Have a lovely weekend!

Barbara said...

love your share..
kisses Barbara

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli
I just love vintage linens. They are so pretty!

JanMary said...

Sorry - posted twice in Mr Linky - can you delete the first one please?

Love your vintage linen - love all vintage fabrics.

(You can see some new linen at the top of my blog).

marie said...

What a delicious bargain you found. The placemats and napkins are so pretty. Strawberries are so summery!
You're right - they'll be perfect for a summertime tea! Hope you'll share photos of it!

Denise said...

I do love vintage linens, also! I collect them,too. Love Show and Tell Fridays!

Gracie said...

I like to arrange the table with placemats, especially when they have fruits on them! It was a nice surprise for you, right?
My post is at http://mylittleplace.blog.com/4628594/

. said...

Oh, they ar so nice. Very special.

Alfazema

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Thanks for sharing your vintage linens. I can already see you using them when serving cookies along with a tall glass if ice tea or lemonade!
Brenda

Tina Leigh said...

Those are soooo cute! They do look summer-ry.

Hootin' Anni said...

Now THIS Show n Tell reminds me so much of my mother....she had many, many like this. Viewing these brought serenity for me this week, Kelli!!! Memories of Mom.

Jules said...

How very sweet and delicate! They're beautiful. :o)

Leann said...

Anything vintage does it for me. Yours make me think of homemade strawberry shortcake ~ mmm!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting!

Susan said...

How wonderful that they were placemats too. Lovely!
Susan

susan said...

I love to come across hand-stitched linens. I love thinking about the person who made them, the love put into them, and the happy occasions when they were used...wouldn't it be nice if they could talk?

Smilingsal said...

Those linens are happy to have found a new home where they will be appreciated and used. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

Tami said...

Love your strawberry vintage linens they are adorable!!

Have a sunny day!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

What beautiful linens.
Teresa

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

What beautiful linens.
Teresa

Christy Lee said...

I always love the things you have to share. Your collections inspire my collections!!

Take care.
Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

Dragon Petals said...

Isn't it funny how just adding a strawberry to something makes it sweeter? :)

Emily said...

Hi Kelli! Lovely linens! I participated this week, and noticed that my information automatically gets saved and it put "Emiy @ A Beautiful Life." I only meant to put Emily! Sorry!!

My Journey said...

Hi Kelli! I'll be writing you back soon! I wanted to let you know that I have a new blog address. I changed it to something more fitting. It's http://www.barrfamilytidbits.blogspot.com

glorv1 said...

Those hand stitched lines look great. I have some too from my Grandma. I do use them once in a while. Thx for sharing and enjoy your tea. Have a great weekend.

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh Kelli...those are so pretty...something I would have in my own home. Love them!

Blessings,
Susie

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Kelli,
The linens are so pretty. When I buy special thing like these I always wonder about the person who made them and about all the time and love that went into the making of them. I so enjoyed looking at the details on them.
Thank you for allowing me to join you today !!!
Blessings,
Sue

Heather said...

wow, very special! these will definitely be perfect for your summer tea parties!

Brenda said...

Those are beautiful. Don't you just admire the time people used to put into their items. I always think of that when i find things like this.

Chari said...

Hi Kelli...

This is my very first time to visit your blog and to participate in your fun filled "Show & Tell Friday"! Thank you so much for hosting this great day of fun!!! On my blog post, I said that it reminded me of all the "Show & Tell" days at school...I really looked forward to them when I was a child! So what a fabulous and fun filled meme!!! Thank you!!!

Your vintage linens are charming!!! Can you just imagine the time that went into doing all of the fabric appliques? Simply amazing!!! You got a great deal at $4! Can't wait to see them on your table for a summer tea!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Monique said...

Those look so very pretty, I love the colours on it.
Have a great day !!!

Elena said...

Those are so sweet. I love strawberries both real ones and fabric ones! What a delightful find. Thank you for hosting this fun event!

Scrapdolly said...

Such gorgeous things to share

Shopgirl said...

These are really beautiful.
Hugs, Mary

Dianne said...

These were a great find. I'm glad you added them to your lovely home to give them a second or third home.

Linda C said...

What a wonderful surprise! Can't think of anything prettier that those place mats! Just those would have been worth it- and matching napkins to boot!:)

I know you will enjoy them and bless your family with a beautiful table and delicious meal on them!

Linda C

HsKubes said...

Ooh, I love them! How pretty!
And what a blessing to find the placemats wrapped inside.

Jennifer said...

Those DO look perfect for tea in the summertime....can't wait for tea time!!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What beautiful linens, you always post such pretty thing.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to do Show and Tell.

Kelly @ Wisdom Begun said...

I love those, Kelli!

Smilingsal said...

Call me crazy, but my name has disappeared from the list again. Each week, I've relisted it, but this week I won't just so you can see that it's gone. What's happening?

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

This is my first visit to your blog! I had participated in two "post parties" today, so I included your Show & Tell button in hopes that I could be in on the fun for that too! Hope that was okay? Your linens are so pretty, what a great find! And I enjoyed browsing thru your paper art also!

Love Bears All Things said...

I didn't participate today since I'm on Honey Bear's computer and don't have my pictures. I like the linens. I just love some of the old projects.
Mama Bear

Jackie said...

Hi Kelli, You are my WINNER of the DVD Give-Away! My daughter picked your name out of a bowl of twelve names that entered the contest. You are going to love this movie! So now I need your address. You can email me at cnjfamily @ gmail . com. (No spaces) Congratulations and I posted a little note about it on my blog if you wanna go see. :O) Blessings & fun, Jackie

P.S. I love linens too. These are so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Sherrill said...

I really like your vintage linens ;o). They remind me of something my grandmother would have. Thanks for sharing ;o)

Karen

Simply Heart And Home said...

Those are adorable! It's nice to imagine who worked on them. They will be perfect for summertime!

Gina

STITCHINPRIM said...

What a neat collection of embroirdery napkins and scarfs.. Years ago I was making doll aprons from old embroirdered pillow cases using the bottom for bottom of apron.. worked so well.. still have a few.

Blessings,
Maurine

Kelly said...

How beautiful, Kel! I love those berries. :o) They have me all thinking about spring (as if I wasn't already fixated on its arrival here in dreary cold PA :o).

Have a great weekend, mama!

starsfault said...

Sharing today a story of kindness from two ladies this week. They made my week shine!!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

My open roads said...

those are adorable, will be perfect for the summertime, you're right!

Shelley said...

I love vintage linens. I have some that are family heirlooms, some I made a long time ago and many that I buy at thrift and antique stores.

They are always made with such love and dedication. I've always wondered how those that you find in thrift stores can be turned loose by their owners. And I always wonder about the person who made them.

Barbara H. said...

Those are sweet, and perfect for summer time! Good find!

Alice said...

Kelli - these are beautiful. They remind me of some my grandmother used to make. I received a table runner for Christmas one year. I love it! Good memories :O).

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Just darling!!!!!!!!!

M ^..^

A Hint of Home said...

Those are so pretty and summery. I know you'll get lots of use out of them. I need to look for some like that.

Lady Katherine said...

Kelli, I have severals awards for you if you wish.

Jackie said...

What lovely napkins and placemats. Thank you for sharing your finds with all of us.

God bless.