So I know I must be pretty boring every time I talk about how much I love vintage linens, but I do.
I bought a couple new old dish towels￼￼ and these two amazing embroidered vintage pillowcases that were all remainders of an estate sale￼.
I think people overlooked the pillowcases because they were super yellowed with age in spots including covering the fabulous embroidery. They are embroidered with pine cones and pine branches. I just thought they were so incredibly special.
So I soaked them overnight in Restoration and a little Woolite. You can buy Restoration directly from Engleside Products or on Amazon.
I have said before how terrific this wash is on vintage linens and quilts and old crocheted items￼￼￼. But I wish I had taken a photograph of the pillowcases before I soaked them because this was that amazing a transformation!
Now my old linens are drying on a clothes rack and when they are dry I will press them and put them on my pillows next time I change my sheets!
Don’t overlook old and vintage linens￼￼￼. They add so much charm and character to your home.
I am also in the process of restoring and patching an old flannel-backed quilt from Maine￼. I love them on our beds in the winter there’s nothing cozier and nicer than an old patchwork quilt and vintage embroidered pillowcases!￼ and if you shop smart and aren’t afraid of cleaning items up you can usually find both of these things at less than fancy dealer prices.￼