Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Freshly laundered vintage aprons, tablecloth and doileys.

Recently I purchased four vintage gingham aprons.
Three were chicken scratch embroidered.
I also purchased a chicken scratch table cloth.
Someone had put a lot of time and effort into embroidering it
the four aprons 
had never used them.
I washed all my purchases and ironed them,
they looked so lovely on the clothes line
I thought to photograph them.
I also got the 100% cotton lace in a pennant design from the same seller.
I have never seen cotton lace like this
I paid just $6 for it
two lovely little vintage embroidered doileys.
I'm quite impressed with my little purchases.
I think that makes about 30 aprons in my vintage collection now.
This unique garden ornament was given to me by my SIL.
He knows I love quirky rustic bits and pieces for my garden.
He found it somewhere and immediately thought of me....
Anyhow I added the rusted horse shoe
thought I'd leave the white fungus insitu,
because it looks like a white bunny rabbit profile.
Leave me a comment,
I'd love to hear from you.


  1. OH these are lovely!! Thanks alot -- I've just been collecting vintage linens . . . never thought about aprons (although I have a couple of them)! I think a clothesline is one of the most wonderful sights -- call me weird :)

    1. I love to see clothes pegged out neatly and gently drying in the sun. I rarely use a clothes dryer..a couple of times a year to finish drying stuff when its raining, but not for the entire drying load. There is nothing like the smell of 'the sun' on your freshly made bed. Ah, the simple things of life.

  2. COngratulation! Helly Hansen baselayers are ideal for
    experiencing the components. Their awesome
    hydrophobic Lifa* material goes wetness away
    from the epidermis developing a dry part to
    keep you relaxed and heated throughout
    different stages of action.
    Halifax tailored suit

  3. COngratulation!The Helly Hansen Store shop
    has a complete collection of workwear items
    as well as many of our enjoyment clothing.
    Halifax tailored suit