Sunday, 5 July 2009

Loving linen and lace!

I decided to have a car boot stall today as the heat had lessened over the weekend. That meant I had to be on the other side of the stall and so was captive for much of the morning and didn't have chance to do much hunting today.

But I did strike lucky as two stalls away there were two carrier bags full of linens and doilies...

... and after a quick scrummage through I managed to get this little lot for £2.50! They're lovely (one has a small mark which I can't get out but that makes it all the better for upcycling into something else! There were cloths, antimacassars, doilies and lengths of hand crocheted lace not to mention several crinoline ladies. The doilies are wonderful and the work that has gone into them is amazing. They are miniature works of art in their own right sometimes and deserve more recognition! Some of the designs are very quietly understated and a casual glance doesn't do the items justice.

Once home I washed them all, pegged them out to dry and sat and watched the little beauties dancing in the breeze. I do love to see a line of white washing!

Have a good week!



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  2. Oh, how lovely! I had a bargain at the car boot too today, a coffee pot, will post about it chez moi soon.

    Glad you had a great day...did you spend more than you took???

    Louise x

  3. Me too...I just love how white linen looks hanging on a line.

  4. Oooh, you lucky thing!! I love the flowery tablecloths and crinoline lady! I never seem to come across such goodies at car boot sales! Rebecca x

  5. hi
    thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, yours looks very nice as well!

    greetz from

  6. they are gorgeous, I wish I could find linens like that, as far as textiles go the only things i seem to find are ghastly 80s quilt covers and E.T pillow cases!! I need better luck!
    felicity xx