|Look at the gorgeous lace on the edge of this luncheon cloth!|
|Lace edging detail|
|Centre detail of quilt - love the touches of solid red!|
|A corner detail|
|Beautiful leaves and look at those prairie points |
which are all around the quilt edge
|Another view of the leaf border|
|Vintage wool blend bolero jacket with mink collar|
|Detail of stitching - quilting motif inspiration|
Being a quilter, I love looking at all the designs and colours used in the items and the feel of the various textures. I can imagine how they were originally used, reserved for special occasion dinners or tea with cherished friends. This is the "honeymoon" stage, where we're getting to know one another. Then I start to think of how I can give them new life and make them useful and vibrant again while still respecting their past.
I'll let you know some of my ideas for these vintage linens in my next post. In the meantime, I'd like to know if you go to estate sales, and if so, what are your favourite finds? If you collect vintage linens, do you use them to create new designs? I'd love to hear your ideas.