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Sunday, September 05, 2010

This is where I keep some of my linens.

When I wrote about how I'd organised my linen collection, some readers expressed interest in seeing photos of what I've done, so I took some pics of the tallboy/chest of drawers where I have most of the smaller items.
On top of the tallboy are small framed items, some of them were worked by friends as gifts for me, and others are my own work. In one of the small drawers are small items that I've stitched, as well as some older bits and pieces sewn by MIL. In the other small drawer are items that been stitched for me in exchanges, as well as my embroidered handkies collection. In the larger drawers are the larger items. In this one are napkins and traycloths. In the second drawer are large doilies/centrepieces, and sandwich tray (oblong) doilies. In the third drawer are more large doilies and a pile of smaller round doilies. In the bottom drawer are my duchess sets and more smaller doilies. In this suitcase I have laid out the table runners and other larger items that didn't fit in the tall boy. I've also put my vintage doiley holders in here as you can see. The wall in this photo shows the stuff I've done which has been framed. On the opposite wall are framed embroideries that have been given to me, or that I've found in opshops, or bought on eBay.


Doreen G said...

Gosh Gina it is like a gallery in that room -how wonderful.
How long have you been collecting these items?

Linens and Royals said...

Wonderful and well displayed collection and also a social history of the beautiful work done by women. Now Gina I am waiting to steal your ideas for diplaying aprons.

Joy V said...

Fantastic collection Gina - like Doreen said looks like a gallery.

Pam Kellogg said...

Gina, I just know that I would be in heaven playing with your vintage linen collection! What a nice storage solution! I found a few pretty things on our trip this weekend. I'll post later.


Gina E. said...

Thanks for your comments, ladies! You actually haven't seen it all yet...There are another four boxes that I have to find a home for.
Doreen - I've been collecting linens since I inherited my Mum's linen after Dad remarried and sold the family home (about 30 years ago), but my collecting took off seriously when I found eBay!
Sylvia - unfortunately my aprons are in one of the above mentioned boxes. I just haven't got the room to display more than one or two at a time in the kitchen.

trillium said...

I see a nice peacock on the top of your bureau.