Well here we are starting another week. Time to put away the Valentines
and move on...but before I do I'll quickly show you 3 Valentines I received
from complete strangers: blogger Aunt Peaches hosts an enormous
Valentine card swap, 1,500 folks last year. No pressure for what you
create, just fun, and you can be anonymous or not.
I received these 3. The stars by Kaylin in Washington,
The woodburning by Eva in Illinois, and the red heart by
someone in Colorado. Cute!
My valentines were sent to folks in New Jersey, Idaho and Illinois. Fun!
Okay, my linen finds. A linen dealer consigned her thousands of linens
to the Antique Cottage shop in my little town. Most of her stock is the true antique
"fancy" linens, but I did find some playful linens & a printed tablecloth to rescue.
A gorgeous and hard to find Wilendur lily pads design. This is the
cotton version, so vibrant and beautiful, but with more than it's share
of yellow age staining. Here it is after the first soak. I'll need to soak it
a couple more times at least.
I can't resist vintage hankies, they look like miniature tablecloths to me!
Best scores are the "for he's a jolly good fellow" &
"she'll be comin' round the mountain". Too cute!
Vintage dish towels & tea towels. I love to use vintage dish towels,
far superior to todays version.
green dresses may be teapot cosies, or bottle covers. Anyone know?
I don't buy many of these white linens,
but her goods were so gorgeous I had to choose a few.
This runner took my breath away, doesn't show its true beauty here.
The napkin set still has the original Madeira label on it
Sweet Mexico souvenir napkin, and vintage hankies.
I spent just under $30 on everything, and considering the fact that I found
an old price tag on the antique runner of $25, and snagged a Wilendur
Water Lily, I know I got a special price. I sell at this shop also, so the
owner treated me right.
I do LOVE my vintage linens, and freely admit I am
I do not need or want an intervention, she says confidently. Tee Hee.
Did you do any thrifting this weekend?
Enjoying some sun on the enclosed porch before the 8 to 10 inches of
snow that is predicted for tonight hits. Virginia is considered "the south".
We don't handle snow very well here because we hardly ever get any
In our area of the state. We sure don't drive well in it, so we're
dangerous on the roads, schools close & most businesses also.
Looking forward to a cozy snow day because Doyle likes to do this...
Have a terrific week my friends!
Share Your Cup @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson