8.04.2010

linen love

ever since i bought this banner on etsy, i've been casually collecting vintage linens here and there.  since i don't sew yet, i just have a pretty little pile that recently grew a bit.  i was at one of my regular thrift stores just browsing, and it seemed they had quite a few bed linens that caught my eye.  the store is very reasonably priced to start with - but it was even more fun when i heard a nearby customer tell her sister that linens were 50% off that day:)











this one reminds me of a set we had when i was very young...70's?


and even though the pink polyester backing is a bit garish, i couldn't resist this little crib quilt. 



such a sweet pattern...

9 comments:

Lisa said...

Lovely I can feel how soft they are through your pictures! I too love the old well worn ones. I have a few I swiped from my mom and LOVE them! Cannot get new ones like these!
Hugs,Lisa

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Those are some pretty linens. I love that bright pattern. I think it's probably from the '70s, too.

trash talk said...

There is just something about the older linens. I don't know if it's time or the repeated washings, but there is a softness to them that can't be duplicated. Yours are just beautiful.
Debbie

~La Rustique Market~ said...

Old linens do have a much softer feel than the newer ones we get these days. Yours are very pretty!

Have a Great Day~

GardenofDaisies said...

I really love the vintage bed linens you found! I love looking for vintage embroidered pieces.

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...when I saw those lovely white and blue flowers, I just had to catch my breath...my Mother had those linens and I wonder if she still does...oh the memories you have just revived!! Fabulous!!

Val said...

Oh, I love the ones from the 70s! When I was sick my mom would pull out her old sheets that she used in college (also from the 70s!) and I would sleep on them in our big recliner. They had the exact same orange and pinks, only they were a bit more abstract in design - psychadelic might be the word?

Mindy Miller said...

I love these and have started to make a quilt out of the ones I've collected. They remind me of my childhood as well...ah, the 70s.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I love using old sheets, they feel so soft!

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