Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Rescuing Vintage Linens
While looking for vintage aprons in the sometimes forgotten corners of thrift shops, I have discovered a lot of vintage embroidery of the 30's and 40's. Often thrown in a heap, these pieces call to me -----"save me---save me."
Most times these dresser scarves, runners, napkins, and other small pieces have been passed over by collectors looking for more pristine needlework. But for me, I can't help thinking about the women that made them. Surely they looked forward to the evenings when they could relax after a long day of housework, listen to the radio with the family and take a few stitches of embroidery. All the time dreaming of how they could beautify their homes with their colorful stitchery.
I have no idea what I will do with these linens, maybe incorporate some in aprons or maybe just take them out occasionally and enjoy their beauty and appreciate the women that came before me.
Keep calm and put your apron on,