Saturday, March 21, 2009

Handmade heaven...

I found an amazing assortment of linens, doilies and other handmade treasures at an estate sale today. I think my favorite are the natural colored linen doilies above. Gorgeous!
I could not get over all the beautiful handsewn embroidery on these pieces! I am so drawn to the beautiful patterns and edging on all them. So much detail. I cannot even fathom the time put into these beautiful linens. I could not resist!








Then some fun vintage kitchen towels to top it all off!


Hope you're having a great weekend!

19 comments:

Denise S. said...

Wow Kari you found some truly beautiful vintage linens.

They are one of my many weaknesses;)

D.K.Fisher said...

I love those. They are beautiful. I have several handmade doilies that were made by my husband's grandmothers that I just adore. Nice find.

Cyndi said...

Wow! Those embroidered linens are beautiful. I have a weakness to them, and have started a nice little collection. Good job picking those up! And, I love, love, love your year of color blog! Thank you so much!

Lilli said...

I think you and I are in the same Heaven! :)

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful things! I got some great crocheted pieces in St. Paul yesterday for a song. One of these days, I will run into you at an estate sale...I am sure.

Suz

Shell said...

Sweet and lovely vintage linens. I can't wait for the warmer weather, so I can go to flea markets and open houses to see what treasures I can find.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

WoWiee! I love your finds! What a treasure trove and your photos are wonderful! I loved coming to visit your blog today and finding so many lovely things to look at ~ Thanks! Blessings, k

snowbear said...

I have a few of those vintage pieces too! My ex's mom and grandma did some and some from a neighbor who had passed away some years ago. The remind me of things my great grandma used to have.

Jennifer Conway said...

oh wow!!! What WONDERFUL treasures!!! Beautiful!! I would have jumped over people for those! Great finds! *smiles* ~Jen

vivian said...

great finds! I love the embroidered linens and have quite a few myself. lucky day you had!

M.M.E. said...

These remind me of my grandmother's embroidered dishclothes. You have a great site here.

bec4 said...

I love old linens--I have to keep myself from buying and rescuing all of them. The fact that women took the time to make an everyday something beautiful touces me and makes me long for simpler days!

Vickie said...

Beautiful linens! The colors are so nice, I just love them!!

Wendy said...

Those are fantastic! I really like the birds :)

Kel said...

What a great find, lucky you!!!!
Just Beautiful

Little Fragment Studio said...

These are so wonderful. Congrats on such a wonderful find.

Yarrow said...

So beautiful.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I'm drooling here! What treasures you found!

Sofia said...

those embrodery's are very cute