Friday, April 23, 2010

For the Love of Linens

I have a secret love that most people don't know about.

I am in love with vintage linens.

There is nothing that makes my heart skip faster...except rust.
The feel of vintage clothing and linens between my fingertips
is, in my mind, a fine walk between sensuality and nostalgia.

The colorful pattern of a tablecloth reminds me of my
childhood as I sat at my great-aunt's dining table in the summertime
while the simplicity of a thread bare nightgown intrigues my senses
of touch and sight as I wonder about its history.

No modern convenience will afford me the luxury
like vintage linens and clothing.
Its appeal simply cannot be reproduced.

I'm so glad that I am not the only one who shares in my admiration.
My dear friend, Leann of The Vintage Laundress,
has turned this passion into her specialty.
Her showing in Warrenton was stunning.
Her selection of vintage textiles was enough
to make any lover of linens swoon.

Leann's array of goods range from table linens
to vintage nightgowns with everything else in between.
There is surely something for everyone wanting a small piece
of luxury for themselves.

I know that many of us junkers are always on the search
for great pieces to add to our collections or to our home.

The next time you are on your quest for something that will
fill your home and possible your heart with sheer delight,
consider that stack of old linens and clothing.

There just might be the perfect jewel awaiting to be added to your crown of vintage royalty.

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