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Sunday, February 12, 2012

linen and lace


These are all linens I have and use around the house.

I love the pretty lace edging and embroidery on each one.



I use these linens for bedside tables, and other tables
in the house.  I even use 2 of them on top of the washer
and dryer just to dress them up.

My mother collected all these pieces over the years
and I just couldn't toss them out.
Some are getting tiny wear holes in them
but I'll keep using them.

I washed and ironed these on Saturday as they needed
freshening up.  And, they were dusty!
{they sure were!!}
I placed them in those mesh bags for laundering
delicates then put them in with the white load.
They look less dusty much cleaner now. 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.


I hope you had a great weekend and that
you'll have a wonderful week.

Blessings,


Pamela




25 comments:

  1. I have some pretty linens that I cherish, too! And I love the embroidery pieces best. Isn't that bluebird pretty! ♥

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  2. What a neat mosaic!! Love all the linen!

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  3. What a beautiful, beautiful idea for your mosaics! Just lovely!

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  4. Beautiful linen and lace, embroidery, cross stitch and more . . . nice treasures from your mom!

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  5. I LOVE embroidery! All your linens are lovely ... and the lace!!! Fun post!

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  6. Beautiful!!! I use embroidery linen on my bedroom dresser.

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  7. Hi Pamela,
    Your linens are beautiful...so glad that you keep them out and use them. I love old linens and can't resist looking through every pile of them I see at a flea market or antique shop. Sometimes I like to think that I'm rescuing them...a woman long ago spent so much time embroidering or tatting these beautiful pieces and then to see them dusty and forgotten makes me sad. At least that's my excuse for buying so many of them (and I'm sticking to it!)
    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  8. Your linens are quite beautiful. I have drawers full of them that I have collected over the years from garage sales and my husband's mom and grandmother's that they received years ago as wedding gives, and as Cheryl says, back when women didn't have all of the distractions that women have today (work, home, family). You have inspired me to do more with mine.

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  9. Hi Pamela
    I like your collection of linens. I rotate the ones I have throughout the house too. Better to enjoy than have them tucked away.
    Judith

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  10. Hi Pam.. love your linens and lace.. They are a passion of mine..
    Your mosaic is beautiful...
    God bless..

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  11. Love the linens and the lace. It's nice to have these keepsakes and enjoy them...

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  12. I love pretty linens and you have some very nice pieces.
    Have a great week!

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  13. I used to have quite a few nice embroidered mats and tablecloths when I lived in London in my old Victorian house, but I think they would look out of place in our 60's bungalow. I either gave them to friends and family and charity shops. I used to love doing embroidery when I was younger but I don't think I would have the patience now. Your pieces are wonderful and I can understand how they mean so much to you when they have been passed down generations.

    Thank goodness it is now warmer here in the UK, 3c here at 8.30am so hopefully it will get a little higher.

    Keep warm and safe, Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  14. Your linens and lace are so beautiful. It is nice that you keep them out to enjoy them daily. I wish you a lovely week ahead.

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  15. Hi Pamela,
    Lovely linen and lace collection!
    Love the beautiful textures and colours...so very pretty!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  16. My grandmother was very adept at tatting. She did a lovely lace fringe on some towels as a shower present for me. I can't bear to use them and so they sit in the closet. That is not a good thing. I did some embroidery when I was younger but have not done any in years. V

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  17. What a pretty collection. I've been trying to figure out if one of your pieces is hardanger. I think it is. Great idea to dress up the washer and dryer with some, too!

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  18. Calling by this evening as another Mosaic Monday participant, what a lovely choice of subject for your mosaics. I use all my mother in laws pieces like these that she gave me a few years ago.

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  19. What a lovely collection of linens you have. I have a few. I'd love to create some of my own but it is hard to find the patterns for embroidery now.

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  20. beautiful linens, thanks for sharing...

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  21. Pam~

    First mosaic, bottom left...I think that that is an example of hardanger, which is a craft where the designs are made from pulled threads. It looks as if it is some sort of linen and the threads are "pulled" and bound in such a way as to create the design. Not 100% certain, but pretty sure.

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  22. Your mosaics of linens, both the white and coloured one, are very pretty! They must add a warm touch to your home.

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  23. loved seeing all the beautiful linens and embroidery work.

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  24. These are all beautiful! And gorgeous mosaics! Have a wonderful day!

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