Thursday, September 9, 2010

Simple Pleasures

I love vintage linens.  Especially the whimsical embroidery given to common household items such as a dish towel.  

I love that someone took the time to pretty up the things they used everyday.

It brings a smile to my face whenever I see it.  I love to hang one on the stove to be reminded of a simpler and gentler time.

I'm joining Dayle today for Simple Pleasures.  

With joy,


  1. Vintage inens are some of my favorite things to look for at estate and yard sales. I can often pick them up for less than $1 and they add such personality to the kitchen. The ones you show are so adorable!

  2. Your little towels are just precious! How nice to be working in your kitchen, caring for your own sweet family, and seeing the beautiful hand work of someone who wanted to add charm to their own surroundings. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  3. I love vintage linens. Yours are so cute. I have to say they sure brought a smile to my face this morning when I read your blog post.

  4. I love those little towels. What a fun, tv watching project...I think I'll start me some. I agree they do put specialness in the every day. Patty

  5. I really enjoyed your thoughts on the vintage linens, I never had thought about how someone took something they used everyday to "pretty up". I too, love vintage linens, they are a simple pleasure in themselves.

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely post.

    Hope your having a blessed day.

  6. after my grandma passed away, i was given some of her linens and they look very similar to those pictures. they have fruits on them! i just love them so much!! :)

  7. You know I love these kitchen towels! So adorable.

  8. I love those! They are a double pleasure to me because I lack any skill to do something like that.

    They DO make you smile!

  9. these are so cute....I love them too.

  10. So precious! Yes, I love the idea knowing that special someone cared about the little things ~ to make life pretty.
    IN HIM,

  11. I love vintage linens!! These are just the sweetest!! So cute...:)
    Have a beautiful day...

  12. Love those precious towels. I recently found some of the iron-on patterns and bought some old-fashioned tea towels to go with them. One down. Six to go.

    Thanks for linking up today. Always a pleasure to see you.

  13. Love the linens Renee :) Hard to believe the work some people put into them and then used them for the dishes! Happy crafting, Jenny

  14. Yes! These always remind me of my mother and my grandmother. I do have a few handed down from them. You are right - a reminder of a simpler and gentler time. Love your blog! Have always loved that autumn clematis and your story is delightful. And wonderful quilt. And, and, and...

  15. I have a lot of vintage linens - I try to find them with blue embroidery (yes, I do make things harder on myself!) but the hunt is the fun isn't it?



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