On the way up to the cabin last week we stopped at a thrift store that is usually disappointing. This time the staff were just putting out some vintage linens......that I need like a hole in the head.
However, among the pile I hurriedly picked up and bought were....
an 'arts and crafts'cotton table runner, beautifully made. I reckon it dates from about 1910.
a knitted lace table topper or very large doily. Crocheted lace table toppers, however lovely, are a dime a dozen, but I am specially fond of knitted lace.
and a European embroidered large rectangular cloth. The traditional embroidery is vivid and fresh, the cloth itself is most likely hand woven, quite coarse with a seam down the middle......it has such character.
Not bad, eh?
I wonder what stories these pieces have to tell.