Vintage is good, right? I consider myself a little bit vintage these days as the old bones creak and crack a little bit.
I alluded to some vintage linens that I had given to my blogger friend Doreen who blogs at Treadlemusic last week and realized that I had never done the “reveal” of some of the linens that I had given her. So today is the day finally and even though these are just snippets of what she did it will give you an idea.
I had a bunch of vintage linens in my cedar chest. Yes, I still have a cedar chest. That box of the past also known as the Hope Chest. Mine is pretty nicked up and battered but it holds a lot of special things including a bunch of linens I have acquired over the years from relatives and other sources.
Doreen is a master quilter and has finished some quilt tops that were left by Chris’s grandmother for me so when she mentioned she was doing some creative things with vintage pieces I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to repurpose some of my linens that were relegated to reside in the cedar chest.
I gave Doreen no real instructions except to use her creativity and she did just that with the pieces that she completed. I am pretty sure you will agree.
My favorite piece has to be the table runner Doreen created out of a card table table cloth that had some really tough stains and marks on it. She was able to salvage enough to make a cute table runner that I will use a great deal. I loved these whimsical embroidered teacups and teapots and she brought new life to this piece for sure.
Most of the linens I gave her were dirty and had some holes or stains on them but she was able to work with those issues and create some pieces that I will be able to use in my home.
Doreen documented her progress on her blog and of course I missed reading a bunch of those posts but I was thrilled when the final products found their way to me. I know she put a lot of hard work, design and sewing into the completed projects and I am grateful for having some items repurposed so I can use them in my home.
If you want to read a post detailing some of her techniques just click here. Search her blog for other vintage projects and see what a gift she has . Thanks, Doreen, for making my linens come to life again.