An Arm Full of Vintage Linens

I know most of you out there that read my blog have a simliar love for vintage linens as I do. It doesn't matter whether it is hankies, tablecloths, doilies or napkins, we just love them!

I went to an estate sale recently and it was one of those kinds that you just start going through drawers on your own and picking out things. Which is a very weird feeling to me. While most people were in bedrooms, I headed straight to the kitchen!

Sure enough, I opened 2 drawers that had vintage linens in them. Not a lot of the "high dollar" kind, but, some handmade pieces and just a variety of things. I didn't even bother looking at them individually. I just scooped all of them out of both drawers and went to the seller to ask how much for them. She looked at my stack and said, "How about $1.00?" SOLD!!

It turned out that most of them were hankies and doilies. But, I was okay with that. I use old both of them all the time.

So, here is the pile of linens I got. A few are missing because they are already being used elsewhere.






There was only two tablecloths. One a pretty cotton lace and the other one this vintage red.white and green one. I just love it!



Here are some of the simple cotton doilies



Some little lace pieces.



Some pretty doilies



Some hand embroidered and cross stitch pieces.






And finally, some pretty hankies. I have about 6 more that are being used else where right now that are not pictured.





When I grabbed this bag of linens, I sat it on the couch to do some other things before I went through them to take picutres for this post. When I finally got around to taking the pictures I found this...






Me - "Umm, princess? What are you doing with my linens?"

Princess - "I'm having a garage sale!"

Oh, what have I done to this poor two year old?


I am joining two of my favorite blogging ladies, Laurie and Debbie for their parties.



A Few of My Favorite Things



GaRage Salen'



26 comments :

  1. Diann,
    OMGosh...$1 got you all of that? Girl you hit the jackpot with those two drawers...love that red vintage tablecloth!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Diann, where DO you find these people??! A DOLLAR??? I can't believe it
    xoxo Pattie

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  3. Diann What a beautiful haul of linens for 1.00. You find the best bargains I have ever seen.

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  4. Diann
    BEAUTIFUL!!!
    A beautiful and blessed weekend to you
    tINA (sONHAR E rEALIZAR)

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  5. Wow! Just a buck for all of these treasures? You really hit the jackpot! I love vintage linens, too, and yours are gorgeous! I especially love the doilies and hankies with crocheted edging. And that red tablecloth is terrific! Congrats!

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  6. Really, only a dollar?? I am teary eyed, send me a hanky, lol. Great deal, girl!
    Lezlee

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  7. Gorgeous...oh my..what fun..all the lovely colors and patterns..i love doily's too..so much..they are charming. Such a fabulous spread..wish i could dig in and play!! Enjoy..they are fabulous!!
    Kiki~

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  8. Some people have all the luck!!! I cannot believe you got all of that for $1.00. In my neck of the woods they would have charged at least $2 for each hankie. I don't even want to think about what that whole stash would have cost. Congrats!!!

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  9. Holy Toledo! A buck? Those are gorgeous every single one of them...they where meant to be yours. Thanks for joining in this week on the party...I enjoyed my visit as always. Debbie

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  10. WOW...ALL those linens for 1.00 ... that is the deal of the year!
    Good for you and ENJOY them.
    Deb :)

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  11. What a haul Diann! So many pretty linens for $1! I wouldn't have been surprised if they had been $1 each. Love all of the pretty hand stitching, and that vintage cloth is great! I'm laughing about your 2 year old~yep! I think you've really got a good start on a mini you! laurie

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  12. Diann, are you saying $1.00 for all not a piece!! Ok I am envious, and green is not a pretty color on me.....Oh I wish that would happen to me. I always run looking for linen! What a SCORE!

    Carol

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  13. Shut up! I can't believe you got all of those for $1! Awesome.

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  14. Wow! You really hit the jackpot of vintage linens! If I had been there, we would have had to arm wrestle over those gorgeous pieces!

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  15. Diann you have gotten some good buys in your lifetime but this has to rank right up there I am telling ya! amazing and so pretty! Love the napkins,tablecloths and handkerchiefs!

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  16. Lovely! What a great find. You bare a very lucky girl. I love vintage things.

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  17. you did very well with getting these linens. i love tea towels have a few hankies alo a house full of my mother's doilies. I have a question do you display your linen and if so how. i have some of mine on display, but need some ideas. Thanks Rose

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  18. I've never left a comment on your blog before, but I have to say "Wow YOU really did hit the jack pot!! I love everything you have. I collect vintage linens too. Have a great weekend.

    Pat

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  19. Diann-Sometimes the children in our lives are like looking into mirrors :) That is so funny! My grandmother tatted and did beautiful embroidery and I have a great appreciation for vintage linens. You hit the jackpot!

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  20. Too Funny! And Too smart! I've done that "how much for this pile" thing. It's a great strategy! You scored some terrific stuff there! Jacqueline

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  21. Now that is one heck of a price for all of that loot!!

    You scored big time!!

    Debbie

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  22. Miss Diann...you were truely blessed that day with your finds! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Big hugs Beth

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  23. So pretty. I love doilies. La

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  24. Diann~You hit the jackpot! I've never come across such a wonderful selection of vintage linens in my estate ventures and for that incredible price. I would love to see what you create with some of those Lacey pieces.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  25. Jackpot! You really scored on this one, you lucky dog!

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