Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vintage Tablecloths and Pillow Cases

{vintage linens}
 Wanting to take inventory, I hauled out my vintage pillow case stash.
 Then I hauled out the vintage tablecloths. 
 I kept them in 3 different places. This is just silly. 
I found they needed some love, a good refolding and to be stored together. 

the tablecloths

It was actually fun laying some of them out to take pics.
 Perhaps if I get the motivation I'll soak a few in Biz to whiten them up.
Then, when I am crazy motivated or a maid shows up at my house, they'll be ironed.

Here are the Christmas ones:

the pillow cases:
Turns out I have way less then I thought I had.
We use them daily. A few are in the wash. We love how soft they are.
 And, because we use them- they don't hold up too well sometimes.
 Sadly, they need to be replaced. So my supply has dwindled.
The bright spot is that now I can scout out some more!

 I hope you enjoyed my vintage linens tour.
I found them at garage sales, thrift stores and occasional sales.
I use the tablecloths as curtains, on my mantel and pull them out for birthdays & holidays.
Or use them whenever I just plain feel like it!

I'm glad I pulled them all together.   Also to.....
put them in one place!

xo Jeanne


  1. They are lovely and what a great collection.I have only a few

  2. I love your linens. I'm such a sucker for pretty vintage tablecloths and pillow cases. I, too, am waiting for the maid to come by and iron them. lol.

  3. I enjoyed seeing your tablecloths. I have several but not as many as you. I,also, got mine out to make pictures to feature later on.

  4. What a wonderful pretty!

  5. Hi Jeanne,

    Nice to meet you! I am visiting from Colorado Lady's. Love your vintage linens. It's nice that you use them! I had read, to never store vintage linens away with spray starch on them. Yours look in great shape too.


  6. I love your linens. I also collect vintage tablecloths and pillowcases. We also use both all the time! Thanks for sharing your collection.

  7. Thanks for sharing. I love your linens.

  8. Hi Jeanne, I love your vintage pillow cases and tablecloths. Girl you have a bunch of them. I love the colors and the embroidery so much. A fun collection and best of all you use them.
    Thank you for your visit today. It is very nice to meet you.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  9. I totally understand having things stashed in different areas. I have been slowly 'inventorying' collections as well. It's kind of fun to do. Your linens are beautiful.

  10. Wonderful, i love old linens. I keep mine in a big old chest.

  11. This is my first time visiting, and I must tell you that your blog is great.

    I can see that we love many of the same things.

  12. I LOVED seeing all your beautiful tablecloths and pillowcases. Gorgeous!!! I use mine all the time too. I just love them!

  13. Wow what an awesome collection of beautiful linens. Really like your blog. Glad I found it.

  14. Amazing collection, Jeanne! I saw a number of pieces that I wouldn't mind adding to my collection. Wanna share? ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  15. I love vintage linens too!! Sweet selection you have...Mel's Cabin follows you.


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