|selection of old lace bedspreads from the 1930's|
|Love the silver metallic one on the top|
|intricate hand stitched linen bed coverlet|
|vintage pillow cases made by my husband's mother|
I have been a collector of old linens for over 40 years. In the 1980's, I used these old linens lavishly on the beds in our home as coverlets and canopies, but by the 1990's they went out of style and were too grandma looking. So I put them away, not bearing to get rid of them. Being extremely collectible and popular, I remember paying top dollar for the lace spreads in the late 80's and early 90's- up to $400 for some of them. But just a few weeks ago, I saw several mint condition lace spreads for $75.00 at a local flea market. Times do change, but there is something about the detail in the lace and fabrics that I still cherish. Periodically I get them out , launder and refold and put them back in the armoir. I have recently found this wonderful laundry detergent and dryer sachets that make bed linens smell divine from Tyler Candle Company (www.tylercandlestore.com). You can order it online and it's worth every cent! My freshly laundered linens will go back in the armoir waiting for their popularity to return- I still can't bear to part with them!