Tuesday, December 15, 2009

JUST LOVE MY STASH OF VINTAGE LINEN & LACE...




Hi ladies..
Probably my last post...well maybe?? before Christmas...who knows??
SOO if soo..MERRY CHRISTMAS & great NEW YEAR to everyone..
OKAY..this post is about my TOTAL OBSESSION with VINTAGE LINEN & LACE..

I have collected vintage tablecloths for many a year..with my gorgeous "nanna" embroidering them for as long as I can remember...(she died aged 86 yo some 22 yrs ago)...BUT i can still remember her sitting in her rocker...knitting...sewing..

I was always at NANNAS house....watching her cook/sew..& WHINGE about everyone!!! and when she had a headache..she always tied an old STOCKING around her head?? not sure how that worked...??
I used to curl her hair...tease it up...style it..and give a little spray to hold...

the good old days...!!
anyway...I guess this love of STUFF stemmed from my nanna...& of course my MUM has sooooooooo much STUUUUUFFF ... of everything...
soo i have been busy putting together heaps of my VINTAGE linen/doilies/runners etc to sell on ebay...
I have also bought a lot on ebay & oztion...so have amassed quite a collection.
& OF course had to dye some gorgeous edgings PINK...
hanging on line to dry..
PLUS an awesome lot of little crochet flowers etc...also dyed pink...
with the water restrictions in Melbourne...my garden is ... well!!!

THERE IS NONE really....
BUT look at my little patch of hydrangeas....how lovely are they?? with NO WATER...they just keep blooming each year...

I am soo very proud of these guys...(OR GIRLS)...

I cut some today to place in a little glass jar in the kitchen as I had a little "tea party" for my mum & dad's OLDEST FRIENDS...they are both 88 yo..!!
so with my mum & dad...& them...& me...OKAY...aggregate age was...
401 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
okay....off to watch Kylies Christmas show on foxtel...LOVE her shows...!

xx andrea




























5 comments:

Sarah said...

Hey Andrea,
Loved the story about your nanna, had to laugh about the stocking around the head???
Your collection of linens & lace are lovely, very pretty out on the line.
Merry Christmas & a happy & safe New Year.
~S~

sarah said...

enjoy those hydrangeas I would love a big one like that, I'm working on it lol!

and love the pink linens and the nanna stories, great memories

Merry Christmas from down here

Sarah
x

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Andrea, wow you do have some collection there. Love the hydrangeas..i dont think they grow here very well, too hot for the poor things. they are lovely. are you all organised for xmas? Enjoy! Mel xx

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Wishing you a lovely Christmas Andrea, see you again next year!
Alicia :0)

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