Some of you have seen my "Antique Flow Blue China" here,that comes from this mall. I also found many of the items from this post "Some of my Favorite Things", here. It's well worth the visit and their prices are unbeatable. People go there from all over Canada and the United States. I can't say enough good things about them. But anyhow, I'll quit yapping and post some pics now:
This is a copy of my grand-parents wedding photo from France. It is circa 1920, or even earlier.
This cute litttle stool is an antique camping chair, which cost $40.00, but I just loved it!!!!! I love that it folds up, and it's curved to fit your "bum". And the bonus is that the green looks really good in my bedroom. I'm not sure what I'll end up displaying on it, but I posted a few options, none of which I'm" in love with". Oh well, I'll just have to shop my house for something to display there.
Next I found these great antique linen handerkerchiefs and hand towels- One bundle of 12 was only $6.00.
The lace runner is absolutely beautiful, and my mother bought that for me at $16.00.
Here's a clos-up of the edge detail.
I tried it in my bathroom, but ended up using it on my bed, over a sage green throw blanket. I think that's where it will stay.
Then I got this pretty tea towel with blue edges,for $2.00, which I put in my china cabinet with my blue and white china.
Then I used these pretty monogrammed hankies in my bathroom. It's hard to tell if the monogram is an "I" or a "T", bit it doesn't matter, because neither letter is part of my name- they're just pretty to look at.
Then I put this pretty scalloped hanky on this tray on the coffee table.
All of the pieces,except the lace runner are linen, and they washed up just beautifully. Some were a little dingy, so I hand soaked them in hot water with Oxi-clean for 24 hours, and kept adding more hot water, as the water cooled down. Then I gently rinsed them, pressed out the excess water with a towel, then layed them flat on a dry towel until almost dry , then ironed them while stil damp. They turned out beautifully. You can also use a little vinegar or lemon juice on the whites ( it's a natural, yet gentle bleach), if you have some stubborn stains, but mine were in pretty good condition.
The rest of my "bootie" is rolled up in white acid- free tissue paper, in storage until I find a place for them.
Well , that's my little antique "fix" for today. I',m almost finished the transformation on my trash-to-treasures armoire, so check back in a few days for a look at that. It's turning out pretty " fab"