Wednesday, April 15, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY


Thanks to Suzanne at Colorado Lady for hosting Vintage Thingies Thursday. Stop by her blog for a list of the participants so that you can view all of the neat vintage items.

I have a small collection of vintage damask linens that I would like to share today. Over the years, I have picked these up at yard sales, thrift stores, and antique malls. I always look for different, colorful borders.

These hand towels have morning glory borders in red. The red color is elusive, unless I would be willing to pay a higher price at the more upscale antique venues.

This is one of my favorite hand towel patterns of sailing ships in blue.

Shamrocks!!

This tablecloth has this pretty blue floral border on only two sides.

A tablecloth with a rose design in yellow.

The border is on all four sides; and as is often the case, the hem has been machine hem-stitched.

I have quite a few napkin sets in blue with different patterns. Love the bird design!

A floral design.

Rose and geometric border.

And a different geometric design.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my vintage thingies!!
Sally

35 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

Those are really beautiful. I used to have a pink one but my little girl (now 48) made it into a baby doll blanket and it is long gone now.

Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Girl

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW i adore vintage linens and your damask lovelies are to die for!!..i love the pastel colours and the designs are so intricate..very difficult to pick a fav they're all beautiful :)

CC said...

Your linens are just gorgeous. I just love those sweet colors and patterns. Happy VTT..hope your weekend is a wonderful one.

Stephanie said...

That is quite a collections! I absolutely love the little yellow roses! Precious! :)

Ruby said...

Enjoyed viewing your linens. Very well done. Lovely.
Ruby

Amy said...

oooh you got some great finds, love those damask patterns :-)

imjacobsmom said...

So pretty Sally. I'd love to have the yellow ones - they're my fav! You always come up with the neatest finds. ~ Robyn

Dawn said...

How pretty! I love the theme--I'm more ummmm eclectic to put it nicely--anything goes!

Patty said...

What a nice collection. They are all so pretty. I really like the shamrocks design. Now I'll be keeping my eye out for these linens the next time I hit a flea market. :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They are all so pretty, but I especially love the napkin with the bird on it (so unique). I love vintage linens, and you have such a nice collection of it. laurie

Miri said...

These are just lovely! I love how your collection is so unified.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Sweet linens & all very well coordinated.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely linen.. what a collection you have! I really love the hand towel with red border.. happy VTT.. have a great day..

Coloradolady said...

You know how I love vintage linens. These are wonderful. I love the napkin with the little bird, so cute. I also really like the red towels, very pretty. Have a wonderful week.

ClassyChassy said...

Lovely! I especially love the bird pattern!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful collection! The blues are my favorite but your collection as a whole is exquisite. I just love old linens. They get so soft as they age and these have made me smile.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love vintage linens and can see me collecting these! They're so beautiful! I really like the red!

Manuela

Sarah said...

These are wonderful! And they don't take up too much room but are a delight to have!

SueLovesCherries said...

What a great collection! And the colors are so pretty - reminds me of a breezy summer day!

Bea said...

How beautiful! You can mix and match those to set a lovely table. I'm thinking I'm going to start looking for some of these myself. I love vintage linens. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh...a girl after my own heart! I love vintage linens...and you have a beautiful collection!

Donna said...

Beautiful linen! I have a large collection of vl also but not like these!
blessings to all
donna

EllynAnne said...

Hey! I think damask is the little black dress of table dressings, agreeable to dressing up or down with just the slightest tweak of accessory, like the napkins in your collection or a placemat of one of those lovely handtowels. I enjoyed seeing what I'm sure is a sampling of your collection. Thank you for sharing!
xxEllynAnne, author The Apron Book & The Kitchen Linens Book

RetroRuth said...

Beautiful collection! I have a friend who adores damask, and she would be so jealous!

foxxy said...

Lovely dish towels. Very pretty.

Jeanne said...

Love your vintage linens, they are beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! I love your vintage table linens and towels. The blue color is so soft - perfect with that gorgeous bowl
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Smilingsal said...

Oh I do love the blue on white!

Picket said...

What gorgeous treasures girl!!!! I love old linens and that blue bowl with the bananas in it was so pretty! Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you are having a great week!

Rue said...

Hi Sally :)

Those are beautiful, especially the one with the yellow border!

Gorgeous Murano egg from your son :)

rue

mub said...

It looks like I could copy and paste the above comment *L* I really love that yellow rose tablecloth! I wonder if the red ones are harder to find because everyone has red kitchens nowadays?

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh I love these!!! Vintage table linens are among my favorite things!

Susie Q said...

These are just so pretty! You are so lucky to have such a lovely and useful collection!
I love seeing everyone's collections...

Love,
Sue

Happy To Be said...

Oh Sally these are all just beautiful girl..You have a great collections...You know I just drooled over these..thanks so much for sharing them...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Carrie said...

The designs on the towels are very attractive. They also look very soft from use and laundering. Great vintage items!