with lovely hand embroidery and drawn thread work on them...........but many of them are either heavily stained.......or have tears and holes.
Because of this, they are usually not looked at and not wanted.
So I am thrilled to find them. I take them home, soak them, wash them and decide whether they can be repaired or re-purposed. This set came out clean and spotless, but the body of the pillowcase had too many holes.
So I salvaged the hand embroidery and drawn thread work and then sewed them onto pretty floral print fabric and added some of my own embroidery stitches.
I then added hand crocheted trim
and turned them into a set of pretty his and hers hand towels.
Making them into a " something old, something new, something blue set" perfect for the newly wed, or as a house warming gift.........or for a guest bathroom.
I found the sweetest little porcelain, hand painted tub soap dish
that matched the towels perfectly to make a sweet set.
It always goes back to a saying I remember,
Use it up, wear it out,
make it do, or
Do you remember that?