Friday, March 6, 2009
Exquisite workmanship.....& so, so pretty!
As I have been organizing, & going through virtually each & every stored away box during this move, I have finally gotten to the "box of linens".....Now the photos I am showing you are not mine, but many are fairly similar, pieces of cloth beautifully "adorned with letters"...exquisitely "monogramed" linens......Some are from my husband's side of the family,.... & some are ones I have picked up through the years, while rummaging through antique shops & partaking of garage sales!....I truly become "weak in the knees" when I happen to stumble across a basket of old linens!! I could spend hours "unearthing" the treasures that might be hiding away!.....I also am not a "snob" about the "proper initials"!...Who cares!...If a set of lovely "pillowcases" call to me, I couldn't care less if the letter is "X", as long as the overall effect is well-done!.....I believe it was Martha Stewart who mentioned that she often "made up" a ficticious relative, when questioned about the particular initials! ....which I too, think is perfectly appropriate! I also am one who believes in using what you have,.....So today, while happy to be home puttering, I will be washing, ironing & preparing my linens for their "Spring Debut",....gracing my kitchen tables, my bedroom pillows & possibly being transformed into a charming pair of "lampshades"!?.....Who knows?.....What I do know, is monogramed linens are little pieces of history, the "history of families". Take them out of hiding, use them.... & begin to create the memories that your grandchildren will remember! Make beautiful linens, monogramed or not.... part of your "everyday"!.........Wishing you all a very nice weekend!!......Your friend, Heidi XO