Yesterday I shared the little pitcher my grandma gave to me. Thinking about things my grandma has given to me, reminded me of the linens she gave me when she moved into assisted living.
These linens remind me so much of her guest bedroom. My grandparents always had two twin beds, with white bedspreads, in their guest bedroom. The pillows in the guest room were rarely used, which is probably why they were the fluffiest pillows I’ve ever seen. Someday, when my kids are grown, maybe I’ll have two twin beds, with the same white bedspreads in my guest room.
My grandma had stacks and stacks of hand stitched linens. I can’t even begin to image the time it took to make pillowcases like these.
My favorite tablecloth almost didn’t make it home with me. It’s a tan, linen cloth, with muted reds and yellows in the print. At the time, it seemed a little drab to me, but I’m so glad I have it now. As you can see, it matches well with the accessories in my kitchen.
Ooooh, here’s another favorite. I absolutely LOVE this table runner. Very few pieces, that came from my grandma, were done with reds. I adore the red and black in this! This runner spends most of the summer on my kitchen table.
So, what do you do if your grandma doesn’t have a collection like this to pass down? The antique stores are filled with pieces like these! They are usually very inexpensive too.