Vintage Linens and Possibilities

A blog I follow regularly recently featured an interesting post on vintage linens that got me thinking. (I know, my creative ideas often get me into trouble <g>) With the rise in the use of craft items made from reclaimed materials, could there be a place for vintage linens in this context?

I think there very well could be, especially if the linen items in question don’t have a display or functional usage otherwise. However, some vintage linens have a unique beauty that does a disservice to them if they’re not displayed in some way. Examples include:

  • Embroidered linentable runners
  • Tea towels
  • Napkins
  • Lace-trimmed handkerchiefs

People often make the mistake of treating these items as formals that can only be used at special times. However, the details on these items aloe make them perfect for display. Consider putting these items out in your dining area, and you won’t regret your choice.