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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