Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Textiles

Last week I shared treasures that I found on a weekend of flea markets and auctions. If you missed that post, you can see it here.

While at the local flea market, I found some wonderful linens I would like to share this week.

Here is Belle using her parasol as she walks through the garden. Her twin is on the other end of this piece. Look at the detail of the embroidery. My momma called these type of linens dresser scarves. Today I think we would call them runners. The edging on this piece was not hand made. I wonder if someone added it later as it almost feels synthetic and is very frayed. Do you think it was worth $1?
This is a table cloth that was probably used on the breakfast table as it is too small to cover the formal dining table. The edging on this piece was hand crocheted. Again, I paid $1.

These runners have the embroidered design on both ends. It is the same design on both runners even though they are different sizes. The edging along these pieces is crocheted as well. If you are saying that I got these for $1 a piece, you are correct!

There are six of these blue work napkins. They were manufactured and not hand made. When I picked these up they were so yellowed, some were even brown. I had doubts as to whether they would come clean, but for a spot on a couple of napkins, they are pristine now.

Here is a closer look at the detail of these napkins. I would like to tell you I got all six of these napkins for $1. The vendor wanted $1 a piece! For these dirty, stained things? We dickered and I finally paid $2 for the set.

You vintage fabric lovers are not going to believe the next pictures. Three pieces of sack cloth! I love the piece with the wishing wells.
Oh, look! Three more pieces... The blue and red plaid in the middle almost feels like flannel.

I spy with my little eye...three more pieces of sack cloth. My favorite is the paisley.

I was tickled PINK to get these four pieces. The piece on the far left is so unique with the combination of red and green watering cans and flower pots.
Any one care to make a guess as to how much I paid for all thirteen pieces of sack cloth? There is a little over a yard to each piece. I will tell you I did not purchase these at a flea market.

If you leave a comment and guess the correct amount I paid for this cloth, I will send you a small surprise. Should there be more than one correct guess, I will draw the winner from my vintage Girl Scout beret. The winner will be announced on my Tuesday Tidbits post.

You must skip on over the Suzanne's, our wonderful hostess for VTT, at Coloradolady to see all the other wonderful vintage items being shared.


*Clicking on each picture will enlarge it.
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26 comments:

Virginia said...

I have absolutely no clue on the value of sack cloth, but just for fun, I'll say $13.

Lovely finds!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh Bea, those scarves are just beautiful and the napkins are such a great find. I love your sack material, my Mom used to make some of my dresses out of those sack materials.
I know I'm not right but I'd guess $13.00, 1 dollor a piece.

Jan Ely said...

Hi Bea! Love the runners, and YES you did good at only $1 each! You could always make them into pillows!!! And love the fabrics. I'll say you got them all for $7.00!!

Elizabeth said...

I am a total paisley freak! You are quite the bargain hunter. What do you do with it all?

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. look at the linens! all so pretty! thanks for sharing & happy VTT

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

WOW i am speechless!!..i love all your treasures!!..and what great bargains!!..i adore the fabrics especially those vintage novelty prints!!...and i bet you got them for a song too my guess is 75 cents each??

Marie Reed said...

I adore the littl watering can pattern! I am a real dud when it comes to guessing.. I'll go way to low.. 3 dollars for al of those amazing pieces of sack cloth!

Vicky said...

I am sure you have make a great bargain.

Donna said...

love your linen finds...I wish I knew what sack cloth looked like

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh my I got so excited when you said vintage linens...... I adore ALL your wonderful pieces.... What is about vintage linen..... it is so comforting...
HUgs
Linda

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't even guess what you paid for the linens...but they are a great find for you collectors!!
Love all the embroidery work, you have the nose of a bargain finder!

Postcardy said...

My mother always had dresser scarves. I think the ones made for dressers would be shorter than table runners.

Brenda said...

I'm going to guess $5, since you seem to have gotten such good deals. I love vintage linens. And now that you mention it, I do recall that they called them dresser scarves. That fact got forgotten over the years.
Brenda

LV said...

You found some great buys. I guess I am going to have start doing garage sales again since you did so well. I am no authority on prices, but around $10. Thanks for visiting my post.

Coloradolady said...

What a find.....seriously....this post had me gasping....now I would say maybe $2.50 for the whole lot of fabric....either way...I am sure you got a BARGAIN....lovely post....and great finds. Have a great VTT.

BellaDella said...

It's all beautiful but the pink at the end is my favorite. I guess $1!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I guess that you paid $2 for all the cloth. Thank you for visiting my blog and yes it is sad to things discarded but if they weren't we wouldn't get them. Cute fabrics. Happy vintage thingies thursday.

Roslyn said...

Vintage linens, aaaaaah sweet.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love all the linens you displayed today. Since you found such great bargains on your other pieces, I'll guess $1.30, although I know they are worth so much more. Have a nice day!

CC said...

I love, love, love the linens. They're just wonderful..but oh my gosh..at the sack cloth. You lucky, lucky girl. I love it all... I would guess the price of the sack cloth ..at $1.00 each piece...$13.00

Susan said...

I *heart* all your vintage finds. And I like your bartering. I am terrible at guessing prices but will have to go with $1.75 for all the sack cloth.

Barb said...

Bea,
Thanks for coming by.
Love the embroidered pieces!!

Blessings,
Barbara
Jean

Miri said...

What wonderful vintage linens! I'm wonderfing if the two matching dresser scarves may have been a bedroom set (dresser and night table or dresser and tall chest?).

Your fabrics are lovely...love all the pinks and that green print on the left...oooh!

mannequin said...

Oh ...the pink's are so pretty. I sure wish I had haggling skills like everyone else. I'm afraid they would raise the price on me so I just shut up and pay the piper.

Let's see...not a flea market...so maybe a yard sale? I'd say 50 cents for all only because some people have no idea what a gem is.

the wild raspberry said...

7.50? ....
great finds...love the dresser scarves!
have a wonderful weekend.
chasity

Kelly said...

I love the embroidery and the pink. ~Kelly