Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Some Linen Whites

Before my great linen finds I wanted to show you this phone bench.
I'm thinking this would never do today.
We'd rather curl up in a comfy chair with our cell phone!

Here are my new vintage linens.
Bought at an gestate sale in a box of other goodies.
(I'll show you the best one another time!!)

This big doily has about 3" of hand crocheted edging.
Little flaws do not matter to me.

And will you look at this?
3" wide lace, with a sheer liner between each layer.
It has no hemmed edge, but is
still great for flowers and collages!
I'll try to get a flower made up for you soon.

How many yards do you suppose are on here??
(No I am not unrolling it to see if you are right!) =)
Anyone know how to measure with it on the roll?

That's my White Wednesday.
Thanks to Kathleen for hosting this great event each week!


barbara jean


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

I'm sure lovin that Vintage roll of Lace, bet if you took it to a fabric store, they could tell you how many yards, they some how estimate the rings.... Great Find!

Lululiz said...

Wow, that is one heck of a hefty roll of lace, I have never seen one like it!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Wonderful white linens! Fabulous laces....and I haven't a clue how much is on that roll...but it is certainly a lot and a great find! Happy White Wednesday! :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Love the sweet phone table or "gossip bench." You are so right, who sits on those anymore, but they sure make cute display tables and add lots of nostalgia.

Love all that lace you found, what a score!


Rebecca said...

Never have too many linens-such workmenship!

Faye said...

I love old crochet lace. This is so pretty and what a find on that big spool of lace! I just checked out your baby shoe tutorial. I have a pair of vintage baby shoes I just picked up at a flea market for $2 and I want to do something with them...you gave me some good ideas! You have a lot of cool ideas... Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Barbara Jean I am such a softy for pretty linens and laces!! Thanks for the pretty photos! I need to get all mine out and "play" one of these days!

Vintage Home said...

WOW!...That edging...stunning....yikes I don't know how to measure rolls...but I am sure there is a measure of excitement in my heart to see that treasure!...Wonderful White Wednesday!

Lynn said...

Great find, Barbara Jean! Oh, and I visited the great blog you recommended! Fantastic!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

OMG!!!! I love your linens!!!! How much fun are you going to have with those???????

Susan said...

The lace is incredible. So many creative uses for it!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Amazing the amount of patience and work went in to those vintage linens. How pretty! Have fun being creative with them all! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie