I love old linens. When I lived in Jacksonville I would frequent estate sales and seek out the linens. I have a nice collection of old table cloths and napkins.
A few months ago my Aunt Gerry from Missouri came to visit me. I love it when she visits because she will go all day with me to antique shops. She loves to venture out to places I have never been. We always have a great time. While in Bienvenue Antiques in Destin, FL I found this pretty sage green embroidered linen table runner. It was on a table with lots of things on it, but I spotted it. I think it was $10.00. I love it.
It is embroidered with white poinsettias, but I don't care. I am going to use it year round. I love the crocheted border, too.
Several years ago at an estate sale I found these adorable linen napkins and tablecloth with beautiful embroidered scenes on them. I would love to use these sometime. I have them displayed in my white hutch.
Do you collect old linens? Don't be afraid to use them and display them. Don't just keep them in a drawer. Enjoy them.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)