Beach Cottage Vintage Crochet & Linen
Tue 22nd, May, 2012
Beach Cottage ladies, we have some vintage linen and some wood/twig washed up on the beach today here in Beach Cottage Land….don’t say I don’t keep you entertained now will you ;-). Come on in.
So, yep I have posted about colanders on this blog, about things sourced from the side of the road, about botox for one’s derriere and uniforms. Now I give you twigs and vintage crochet.
I have a large, I mean gigantic collection of vintage linens, doilies, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, throws, napkins…you name it I have them, I LOVE them, how they hint at days gone by and softer more gentle times when ladies did things quietly with needles rather than riding around on broomsticks after playing taxi-driver…
I don’t know anything about it though, a bit like the vintage china I collect, I just do it for hoarding vintage value and a bit of fun thrifting with a coffee…I am not one of those collectors who knows stuff if you know what I mean…I don’t know what the materials are, what stitches have been used, what era it comes from or where it hails from.
I just know I like it.
Mostly I just stash and stroke, I am sure you know what I mean by that, but for this little project I took the plunge and am using some of them so that they are out on show rather than lonely and cold stuffed in a vintage suitcase under the coffee table in the sitting room…
I put them together for something I have been wanting to make for ages, indeed it has been sitting hovering in the back of my mind for a couple of years now…and never have quite found the time to actually do it…funny that because in actual fact, it took 15mins, tops.
Are you wondering what it is?
Haha …here it was in the planning stage
I will be back with the finished product very soon.
I’m taking bets on what it is ;-)