February 01, 2008


Friday Show & Tell
A Few Special Old Fashioned Treasures
Miss Bonnie & I love to go to flea markets and antique stores. I have a particular fondness for vintage linens and below are just a few examples!


These are a few of my favorite hankies that I have collected over the years. My favorite one is the blue one in the front.



I fell in love with this dresser scarf because of the beautiful baskets and butterflies on it. I also love the delicate edging that goes around the scarf. I placed it in our guest room because I thought it went so well with the roses/tea theme!
Finally, here is Miss Bonnie modeling a hostess apron! She fell in love with it because it is reversable ~ the side you see now is the entertaining side, when turned over the sheer fabric is hidden and you have a more "practical" apron for baking!
Please join Kelli for the rest of Friday's Show & Tell.

17 comments:

TJ said...

Lovely! Almost looks like you visited my stash of treasures for this show and tell :)
I collect hankies, have all my great-grandmothers aprons, and several embroidered runners.

Thank you for sharing.

whateverthingsare said...

My mum used to embroider table cloths etc similar to your dresser scarf. Your Show & Tell things are lovely.
Ann

Revee said...

You have such beautiful linens! I love your collection of hankies and the table runner is so lovely. :)

Jada said...

Very pretty! I'm beginning to like the vintage linens as well. I haven't really collected any yet. I have embroidered doilies, they're just not vintage! I love your blog theme! I love purple and snowmen! My snowmen are still out - haven't put them away yet! Would love to get some snow first!

Have a great Friday!

~Jada

ellen b. said...

What great treasures you found!!
The reversible apron is fabulous...

Judy said...

I love your dresser scarf. I have some from my grandmother that I cherish.

Cheryl said...

You've got some nice linens there! What a cute photo of your daughter wearing the apron.... they grow up so fast don't they?

nannykim said...

Very cool apron!! The embroider stuff is very feminine too. Of course I love the bird hankie--love anything with birds!

Penless Thoughts said...

Very nice pretties!!
Susan

mrsjojo said...

I love the embroidered cloth! Enjoyed seeing your treasures.

Julieann said...

Hi Susan!! Your linens are just lovely--why can't I ever find things like that when I am shopping...LOL--- :o)

Julieann

MammyT said...

A very fun Show &Tell Susan. thanks.
Nancy

Cathy said...

What beautiful treasures!

Cathy :)

Jewelgirl said...

I like the teapot, but I like
tea alot. Very lovely linens.

Kelli said...

Such pretty treasures, Susan! You know how much I love hankies, vintage embroidery and aprons. :0)
Miss Bonnie looks adorable!
Hugs,
Kelli

Mrs. U said...

Wow! You found some nice things!! And I LOVE Miss Bonnie's apron!! It looks so pretty on her!

His,
Mrs. U

Jodi said...

Beautiful handkerchiefs and scarves. It always amazes me that people actually sell such gorgeous handiworks for "pennies". Miss Bonnie looks adorable in her apron! :o)