Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Vintage Linens

Embroidery and handwork are nearly a lost art, as a surge of computerized embroidery invades the home sewing industry. Back in quieter times, when the evening radio provided entertainment, women occupied their hands with embroidery projects. By the 1930's, iron-on pattern designs in blue dye were available to apply on any plain linen or cotton surface. These designs were often floral subjects. Flowers, leaves and vines bloomed on pillow cases, table cloths, chair arm covers and various bureau cloths.


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Finding these linens is becoming difficult. To own embroidered linens is to have a piece of history. Who spent so many hours to create this masterpiece? Were they planning their wedding linens or were these birthday presents?


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A bright linen can create color in any room. Whether the bedroom, bathroom towel rack, or center or the dining table, a well chosen bit of hand work is a statement of individuality and aesthetics.


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Find the right linen for a Mother's Day gift at our Trunk Show through this weekend. If you can't make it this time, just make an appointment. We are more than happy to share these beauties with you at your convenience.


Vintage Linen Trunk Show:


Thursday, May 8: 5:00-8:00pm


Friday, May 9: 2:00-6:30pm


Saturday, May 10: noon-6:00pm

1 comment:

Malphi said...

Oh I've just seen your linens..lovely!!

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