Vintage Embroidered Linens
Over the years I’ve inherited some vintage embroidered linens that I love. I’ve got tablecloths, pillowcases, handkerchiefs, and even some baby clothes. A lot of the linens have stains and holes from use, but to me they are beautiful! It’s so rare to find this kind of needlework on linens anymore. Not only is the embroidery unique, but they ‘re special because they’re from my ancestors. For Christmas, my mom gave all of her daughters and granddaughters some vintage linens that belonged to her mother and grandmother. It was a really special present, and I’m so glad she did that. I’m a big believer in maintaining ties to the past and keeping ancestors’ memory alive. Having something that belonged to them makes that easier to do.
If you’ve got some vintage embroidered linens that are damaged beyond repair, you can repurpose them. You can turn them into pillows, hand towels, aprons, or handkerchiefs. If you’re looking to buy some, you can find them at flea markets or places like Etsy and Ebay. Because hand embroidered linens are rare, they can be expensive. If you’re fortunate to own some, hold onto them! Not only is hand embroidery a delicate art form that is pretty to look at and use, but it’s also a link to the past.
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