Friday, January 30, 2009

Vintage Pretties

In an effort to initiate decluttering and organizing, I have been sorting through plastic containers and boxes that I put away until "later." I went through a box of vintage linens and doilies that I had purchased at an auction last fall. These will all go in the "keep" pile. I love the fraying fabric and beautiful embroidered and crocheted hand crafted treasures.

This is a green and white rectangle vintage crocheted doilie. Granddaughter Payton made me a flower on a card in school. It is so pretty that I placed it on the doilies and took a picture.
This is a tea tablecloth. The flowers are hand embroidered and the tablecloth has pink trim.

This large vintage linen tablecloth has vivid printed flowers.
These are ecru crocheted lace doilies.

This is a large crocheted net lace doilie.

This hand embroidered scarf with the deer and lace trim would be nice for a boy's room.

This tablecloth is huge. I really like the blue trim.

This small assortment of handcrafted work is lovely.

Bonus! An Agricultural Almanac from 1966 was at the bottom of the box.

In an attempt to make my decluttering and organizing a more manageable task, I have decided to sort one box a day. I will let my daughters go through the things that I am not keeping before donating them to a thrift shop.

33 comments:

bj said...

Good morning, Sweetie,
What a box full of lovely vintage things...I love auctions!!
The almanac is a fun thing, too.
I just cleaned and decluttered a closet and now I feel so good about it, I need to do two more.
xo bj

Connie said...

I also love beautiful vintage linens and grab them up whenever I find them, chickadee! I hope you're feeling well, honey.
Smooches,
Connie

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sweetie...You have some wonderful things there! I love the thought of all the hand work that went into them. It really makes them special. That almanac was a real find! Isn't it funny, though, when they start calling stuff that you remember "vintage"? I have to laugh when I go to the antique shop and see stuff we had in our house when I was growing up. I'm going to start calling myself vintage...it sound so much better than old!! lol Have a great day...Debbie

Smilingsal said...

What a good idea to do one box a day. That's not so overwhelming.

Becky said...

You know I find that sometimes its interesting to find old things youve stuffed away,LOL,I have found some neat things as well.I have those ecru doiles.I love the tea tablecloth.Course Im a pink lover as well. Have a great one Sweetie!

Linda said...

I love vintage linens. I just can't stay away when I see them in the thrifts and flea markets.
I have many from my grandmother, mom and mother-in-law, that they made themselves. Mom and MIL are both 85 years so you know these are special.

Nancy said...

I have some dresser scarves that I embroidered and still have some to do. I just stopped doing them.
I have doilys made by my Mom and I treasure them but use them everyday.
Kristen, my Granddaughter now makes them and boy she is good at it.
You have wonderful things there.
Love Nancy

Sharon said...

I truly need to do some decluttering real soon too.LOL
I love the ecru that you have there.
I remember my MIL doing that all the time in the winter on a cold winters day.

Stacey said...

Happy Friday!

That was a good box you just went through! I love the embroidered pieces especially. Keep it up!

Love Bears All Things said...

These are all lovely but I like the white and ecru doilies best.
Mama Bear

Cherdecor said...

Where did you say that thrift shop was??? Ha! Ha! You have a lot of lovely things. My neighbor who heads the quilter of York would love this stuff. She collects old doilies and things.

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Helen said...

One a day ... like vitamins ... very good!

Raggedy Girl said...

Good for you for sorting out things. Even if nothing leaves having things stored in an organized manner make life easier. I am working on creating a decorating closet where I will store items and then I can swap things in and out and keep my home decor fresh. I loved seeing all your treasures.
Have a Great Friday!
Roberta Anne

Kathy said...

Love your vintage keepsakes, Sweetie. Especially the scarf with the emboidered deer and the tea tablecloth with pink trim. So pretty!
xo...Kathy

Tootsie said...

I love them all! back in my 20's I did a lot of crocheting. I made some that look very similar in pattern to many of yours!
I wonder where they all ended up...most of them went to my mom or sister's house....hmmm
have a great weekend!

squawmama said...

Wow Sweetie... What great vintage doilies and table covers... I LOVED them all... I look for old ones all the time and never find any in the condition of yours... Very nice... Have a fun weekend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Linda said...

Sweetie, you have some lovely pieces here. I love vintage linens...I have some family pieces but most of mine I've bought at peddler fairs. I wonder what other treasure you be finding. Hugs, Linda

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love your pieces Sweetie.I just keep buying them at yard sales and I can never use all of them.!

Belinda said...

Wow! That box was just filled with lovely vintage linens, wasn't it? :-) So many pretty things...I don't think I could choose a favorite. Payton's flower looks very sweet mixed in with those pretty aqua and white crocheted doilies. And how cute is the embroidered deer table runner?! I enjoyed seeing all of these vintage goodies today. :-)

Sweetie said...

What a great post. The vintage Goebel figurine is beautiful. I also love the embroidered vintage pillow case.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Susan B said...

Hi,
I enjoyed looked at your vintage linens. I also love them. I have some doilies and pillowcases that belonged to my grandmother and my husband's grandmother. They are so pretty, so much work went into making them. Thank you for sharing yours.

Thank you for stopping my blog, and leaving a sweet comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

Heidi said...

Don't vintage things like this really just brighten a day! I also love decluttering and making space so I can enjoy my more favorite items. We don't have alot of storage so I can never keep too much. No attics in the newly build houses in Holland. Do you have lots of storage space?

Hugs ~
Heidi

Mama said...

Hello Sweetie, I am also sorting out but I have not found anything as gorgeous as your lace and linens, your grandaughters flower card would make the perfect bookmark what a treasure, hugs, Kathy.

Susan S. said...

Good Morning Sweetie...you sure are getting busy. LOVE all those vintage tableclothes, doilies, etc. You have quite a stash there. It's a good freeling to go through stuff and see what you have from time to time, isnt'it!?!? I enjoyed the pictures of your pretty daughters and grand-daughters in the quilting post. Looks like a GREAT time!

Hi, I'm Barbara from Missouri and.... said...

You have wonderful stash in those boxes. I love old items, especially doilies. Your quilting day sounded like so much fun. I enjoyed everything I saw.

Hugs,
Barbara

Anne said...

The doilies are just beautiful. I love doilies and use them all the time in my home.

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...after seeing all of these lovely things, I don't think your daughters will let anything be donated...I'm sure they'll want to keep them themselves! ;-) Bo

Queenie~ said...

Hey Sweetie,
I love vintage linens too...yours are so pretty...I hope all is well with you...you have been in my thoughts...
Queenie~

Carrie said...

You got some lovely linens at auction. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

You got some lovely linens at auction. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

You got some lovely linens at auction. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Katherine said...

They are all so lovey!

PEA said...

Isn't it amazing what we can find in boxes that we'd forgotten about?! I so love all the doilies and such, what a box full of treasures. At one of the auctions I go to, one time there was a box full of vintage linens like that and there were 2 ladies having a bidding war over that box...ended up at $125.00!!! I guess the winner really wanted it! lol xoxo