Saturday, October 6, 2012

Everyday living with vintage linens

Linens were apart of a young girls dowry when we reflect back in time...
Items she brought into a marriage. 
Monogramming linens were usually a sign of affluence in families.
Neither of which I grew up with!!!
Specific cabinetry pieces were made to hold the family house linens... I love that!

When I started collecting pieces for our country house I found some fabulous imported european pine pieces that were from the 1800's.
When I found this piece I was smitten...
 It is a 1800's Housekeeping cuboard
This is where I keep our family linens!

The beauty of it is I have plenty of space to organize my linens. I have so many linens... Most are still packed because we are renovating.

Future pantry light!

*LOVE* Vintage ticking... 
I have several upholstery projects waiting for this. 
I tag and write the yardage so I know at a glance with out unfolding!

Vintage Belgium linens all whites!

This was a vintage chenille slipcover  I LOVED it, turned out beautiful...
It was on the down sofa in the master bedroom at our old beach house... 
The curtains are vintage too...monogrammed Belgium linen sheets

*R* is for Romance...

Is for baby Peterson years ago...
 I used this photo of my baby for announcing my new opening of Buckingham Mercantile...

Vintage linens are for everyday... use them and enjoy a some lux.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Hope over and visit my post today Saturday' Designing with vintage at Second Shout Out
Do some vintage linen shopping!


  1. oh my beautiful... love the French ticking and the monogram linen.

  2. I have Slipcovered my living room chairs in French vintage linens. I adore the all white look. When you're ready, that new pantry light will be stunning.

  3. Your linens are amazing - just love the vintage Belgium linens and the gorgeous monograms!


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