Thursday, March 13, 2014

Vintage, linen, pillow covers...

I picked up a 'Sweet' set of vintage, linen, pillow covers at the antique store yesterday...

Who could resist?

The tag says; "Pair of Pillow cases - need edge finished - soiled - $10.00"
Soiled meant one of the folded seams had a rusty stain on it...

They didn't cost me $10 because I bought a couple other things and she discounted them to $6 for me, when we squared up at the checkout...

The unfinished edge said, "Paragan Needle Crafts" 

I trimmed off the stamp, around the cut work, to crochet a fancy edge and complete the set.

I even used a skein of 'vintage' crochet cotton...

They turned out beautiful and only took a couple of hours to complete...

They're a wonderful, soft, taupe linen...

I sprayed the few, little stain 'soiled' spots with my favorite stain remover from Home Depot called "Folex". 
I like it because it is enzyme based and doesn't hurt the delicate old fabrics. 

Folex works on EVERYTHING~!

They are soaking in hot water in the washer with a few drops of dawn dish soap as I'm writing this...

I'm anxious to see them on my bed soon...

I also purchased two, antique crochet coverlets that will be in a future blog post...

So stay tuned~!


  1. I'm going to put that on my shopping list! I need something for the spots on old linens. And how smart that you put the edging on. They are beautiful my friend! Love all of your vintage finds! Sweet hugs, Diane

  2. Jen, these are really beautiful. You are very talented and resourceful. I do not have the skills are the nerve to bring something like this back to life. I can't wait to see them on your bed, I hope you will post that!

  3. They are gorgeous! I admire your seeing skill. There is nothing like the look and feel of old linens. Thanks for the Folex tip, it's on my list.

  4. So beautiful! You've worked magic with this.
    It will look great on your bed.

  5. Very pretty. Also looking forward to see where you put them!


  6. Love your pillowcases and the crochet you put on them. Linen just gets softer and softer. What a deal!


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