Sunday, January 30, 2011
A few days ago I was out doing errands when I came upon an antique and bric a brac centre. It was out in the middle of nowwhere, well that's how it seemed although it is not more than 15 minutes from my home.
Anyway it was such a treasure trove: lots of beautiful and expensive antiques but also some more affordable items. I discovered a bag of vintage linen, all of which was torn, stained or just falling apart. I considered the cost for a nano second and then realised how many possibilities were tucked away in that bag. I have bleached and washed some of the pieces and the photo above shows that I have plenty of ironing to do. I cannot help but wonder who originally made or owned these beautiful pieces. Some are obviously hand made with great care. I hope I do them justice in giving them a new life.