Sunday, January 30, 2011

Treasures



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  I cannot help but wonder who originally made or owned these beautiful pieces.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.

6 comments:

Radka said...

Oh, I love shops with old linen, it is impossible to just walk away! I am sure you will use for something:)

Juliettecherry said...

If anyone can put them to good use and let their beauty shine through - it will be you!

You always do wonderful things with the lace etc. that comes your way. The original creators of these items would be delighted I'm sure.

Julie said...

I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Katherine said...

I'm sure you will do them justice. What a lovely find to stumble across.

Linda said...

They all look inviting Dian. I know how much you love these things, and you do such creative projects including such finds, so I'm sure the original 'owners' will have no fear!! It is lovely to see what you find. I don't get to visit such places as often as I'd like, so appreciate seeing welcome finds.

Thank you for your kind comment on my give-away project, and yes, I got the gist of your comment......[LOL].

Karyn said...

what a treasure you found Dianne. It is a shame to see these things being thrown out. Have fun with them.