Sometimes, when I see a beautiful vintage linen in an op shop, just sitting in a pile of other run-of-the-mill, ordinary linens I just can’t help myself.
Ok. I’ll stop myself right there. Let’s be honest. I mean, you guys are starting to get to know me better now, so even you can probably say, “Now, hang on a minute there Xanthe, are you being completely honest about this, or are you, perhaps, telling a little ol’ fibberola there?? Huh? Huh? Whaddya reckon?”.
Alright. Let’s start again.
Sometimes When I see a beautiful vintage linen in an op shop, just sitting in a pile of other run-of-the-mill, ordinary linens I just can’t help myself.
Better? Yeah, ok.
So, as I was saying, I love old linens. They’re just too lovely to waste. And they’re just too lovely to leave sitting in a pile in my linen closet. And because I keep buying said vintage linens I really need to find a way to use them so that I don’t become that weird lady down the road who collects vintage linens. You know, kind of like the weird cat lady..?
So I came up with this.
I really love it!!!! And in case you couldn’t already tell by the excessive use of exclamation marks, I really, really, really love it. This one is my absolute favourite. Those strawberries. I’m sure they were made for this skirt! And that Riley Blake fabric… a perfect match with the vintage linen apron.
And then there’s this one… oh the cross-stitch. How I love cross-stitch. If only it wasn’t sooooooo utterly time consuming I’d really do it more often. But I’m very happy to make use of someone else’s labours.
And then there’s this one… a lovely crinoline lady taking her puppy for a walk… *sigh*
And this one… a hand-embroidered garden design, with the lovely Jennifer Paganelli Circa fabric.
Oh, and THIS one makes my heart skip a beat. I’m so torn on this one – it may not stay in my Etsy shop for long… I may need to keep it… yes, I said need.
So I’m seeing them teamed with tights and boots for cooler weather, and perhaps even a little faux fur vest… and for Spring and Summer? Just a cute little singlet or T-shirt, and some little leather sandals No! Wait! Teeny tiny Birkenstocks. Oh yes! (Oh no! says my bank balance.)