Linens and Make Believe 🌿

Today I made a pillow out of some vintage linens I bought at one of our local Vintage Markets; The Venice Mercato. I love vintage linens so much. The workmanship and craftsmanship that goes into these beautiful pieces mesmerize me. This beautiful piece was all handmade on a linen piece of fabric and even had the makers initials still intact!

MSW.. who are you? Were you a beautiful, young bride-to-be preparing for her new home? Maybe you were a grandmother and this was made with love as a Christmas gift! The possibilities are endless and the scenarios of days-gone-by fascinate me!! Whoever you are MSW… you were a skilled artist!!❤️

In order to preserve this original piece, I gently tacked to a pillowcase using a simple stitch. It can be easily removed with no holes or permanent damages to the vintage textile.

Once I stitched carefully to the pillowcase, I just slipped in a pillow insert and put it on my bed. I love the wrinkled linen and didn’t choose to iron my linen!

The most fun part of thrifting or keeping family heirlooms is the history that comes with the item. I love the patina or the wear that comes with something old. With a little bit of make believe, we can imagine anything we’d like about these pieces and their history!

MSW, thank you for your hard work and for the love you obviously put into your masterpiece ❤️ Linens and Make Believe… 2 of my favorite things! 🌿

🌿NOTE🌿

The lovely sewing jar belonged to my Mom who was truly a master craftsman. We didn’t have money for prom or homecoming dresses, so our Mom made ours by hand! They were perfect and no one EVER knew our dresses didn’t come straight off the rack. She even made her own patterns and was never trained to do so. Unfortunately, I didn’t inherit her sewing skills, but Laura certainly did! 🌿 I think I got my love of vintage linens from her. She always had them in our house and on our bedding. Some made by her, but times they were thrifted pieces she’d found. Thanks, Mom. We sure miss you.. but you are with us every day.

Happy Vintage Hunting and lots of Linen and Make Believe 🌿

🌿 Laura & Kim 🌿

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We are two vintage loving sisters! Do you remember that song by Barbara Mandrel? “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”?, well we were Vintage when vintage wasn’t cool!! We traipsed garage sales, barn sales, flea markets and attics with our Mom way back in the ‘70s. Our Mom had a love for all things old and from the past. All of the furniture we had growing up was stuff our Mom found second-hand and refinished in our garage, with our Dad. Each piece had a story, and it usually involved Mom talking her way into some old farmhouse attic! We learned the love of the hunt from our sweet Marilyn and to this day, we love nothing more than digging through a pile of vintage, second-hand stuff!! We are both Moms and first-time Grandmas or Mammaws. We both have full-time jobs and full-time families. We love nothing more than our family as well as the Memories we cherish from Murry Lane, our family home. We dedicate this site to our Mom who instilled family, home, and hard-work into us and our brothers. We’d love to have you hang out with us! You never know what we might find! 🌿 Happy Vintage Hunting! 🌿 Laura & Kim 🌿

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