Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Vintage Linens on the Line

Vintage doily's, tea towels, table scarves and just about any vintage linens are my weakness.  Anytime I see them at a flea market or yard sale, I gobble them up - I have drawers full of them.  And I don't just store them away, I use them.  I love the feel of the old soft dish towels - especially the ones with the calendars on them from the 1960's.

I use the old embroidered table scarves on my buffet and side table in my dining room.  I use the pretty little round embroidered linens under my table centerpieces and sometimes drape the pretty tea towels across the back of my dining room chairs.

I recently came across a blogger who was using her vintage linens in a unique way and an idea was born for using mine.  Angie, at the Knick of Time used some of her linens as a window treatment as you can see here!

I had always had a window over my sink until we bought and renovated our 1920's cottage style home.  Alas, the only placement for the sink was an inside wall since there was a huge bay window on the outside wall.  I decided to solve that problem with a distressed "window" with a rooster painted on the glass - it made it much more pleasant to be at the sink washing dishes.  Now with a little ingenuity and Angie's idea floating around in my head, I went to work making it a little more pleasant.  I added a clothesline to display some of my collection.  I plan to pick up some vintage style clothespins to give more of a "fresh breeze clothesline" look, but for now I've just draped them across the line.

Thanks Angie!  I loved the idea!  I'm no longer remorseful over the lack of a sink window.  With a view like this, who needs a real window anyway?

If you want to see some more photos of my  rooster themed kitchen, read this older post.

Linking today to a few link parties:
  Thursday's Favorite ThingsWow us Wednesday, Vintage Thingies Thursdays, Thrifty Things Friday
 ,Make it Pretty Monday , BNOP's Met MondayNifty Thrifty Tuesday  Feature Friday and Knick of Time