Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vintage Lace Bed Linens

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 (  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! 


Mariterese said...

So gorgeous! And I can attest that the Glamorous Linen Wash by Tyler is AMAZING!!!! after Susan gave me some as a gift I went to the Tyler Candle site and ordered a bunch
A fun scent is called "DIVA" which I bought and gave to my daughter as one of her birthday gifts!! SO FUN and the whole house smells wonderful!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I agree, the wash from Tyler Candles is amazing! I'm here in Dallas; and I purchase it at a local boutique. The fragrances are wonderful. (I had my hubby to stop in your shop on his last trip to Chicago, a couple of weeks ago.) I have admired it from the blog!

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Emily said...

Simply lovely!! I am crazy for lace. I would use these as tablecloths on a table too if they are thin enough and set one of your marvelous dinner tables...although I would be a bit afraid of them getting ruined...only for the neatest and polite-est of guests! ;)I love the silver one too!!