Tuesday, June 22

linens to love...



if there is one thing that gets my crafty pulse 'a racing'
and my little heart to quicken
it has to be vintage tablecloths and pillowcases.


indeed i can safely say when it is just
me,
Miss Ethel
and
a pile of vintage fabric finds
everything else fades away
and
i am transported to my happy place...


she is quite certain today is the day summer will start ~ Tif

36 comments:

Minara said...

wish i was as talented as you with a napkin!

http://minara-homeschoolhome.blogspot.com/

Sasa said...

Everything looks so beautiful!
Specially the second and third flower fabrics!

Roxanne said...

Oh those are so pretty. I just want to lay on them in the grass with a colorful quilt. *sigh*

Lindsay Jewell said...

About time, eh? :)

Michelle said...

Oh, so lovely! :) I've recently been obsessed with vintage linens, too - am collecting them to make a quilt and curtains - among a billion other things. :) I just want to roll in them, they make me smile so!

Little Ted Canvas said...

You do wonderful things with all those beautiful vintage tablecloths & pillowcases...

Sharon said...

ah yes, good fabric, a needle and thread and time...it just doesn't get any better than that! oh, and thanks for the computer fix...DONE!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Vintage table cloths are the first thing I look for in thrift shops!! Your cushions are beautiful!!

Clare said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets excited at the sight of some vintage floral linen. I'm like a laundry magpie!
Nothing gets me inspired to get my sewing machine out like the shelf of second hand sheets at my local charity shop. (oh except that photo of beautiful cushion covers!)

angelina said...

i love it:: happy day to yoU!
xx

Michele said...

i want that kind of pillowy softness... so pretty!

misselaineous said...

Love your pillows....and your blog header,Tif! You are fearless when it comes to combining prints & colors, and the results are great! Never fail to make me smile. *elaine*

Lizeylou said...

These cushions are just beautiful - I SO wished that they lived at my house!

maureencracknell said...

What lovely pillows you have there! And, I am equally loving the stools I am seeing from wood and wool stool!

Lindsay C said...

Ahhh.. I love the fabric. It just makes me feel happy ! :)

Izzy said...

love it!!

Grace said...

Those are the cutest pillow slips I have EVER seen. LOVE them.

Lavender Playground said...

Those pillows look really lovey, I really like how you mixed and matched and added different fabric on both sides. Ah yes, summer is here!

Anonymous said...

yay, finally a summery day! my mom introduced me to your blog and i adore it!
kelly,
fellow mossback

Michelle said...

Seeing your gorgeous summer pics makes me happy...
I was going to ask if you would be able to put up a link thing in your side bar to your ordinarily extraordinary blanket "how to"...
as I think this "how to" is ever so popular and sweet...

ruby said...

oh me too, I love the softness of vintage fabrics too and I think of the history behind the item and make up senarios in my head where they have come from and this may sound strange but I also love that musty old smell when you find them in shops!!

Francesca said...

these are glorious tif. your pictures brighten my morning. x

Amanda said...

Beautiful, Tif. I never find these lovely old fabrics, no matter how many car boots I go to! Perhaps they're all saving up for one fabulous day! In the mean time I can enjoy yours. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

follyandglee said...

Completely in love with the beauty second up from the bottom. Any chance they will be going in the shop?

Bobo Bun said...

Happiness summed up there Tif. I've just come back from the Boot and have a bag full of goodies which I'm oohhing and ahhhing over again.

Now those fabrics you have there are just perfect.

X

Allana said...

These are so beautiful! :)

TisteMie said...

Oh I love it, I love flowers and I love your blog!

Claudia Horner said...

I just enjoy your granny chic style, and following your creative journeys through lovely thrifted materials. You make such wonderful things to love newly. I am truly inspired by your eye for repurposing! Now to make my sleep coulottes from a pair of thrifted floral pillowcases....

Natalie Ward said...

beautiful!!

Meg said...

those fabrics are so, so pretty! especially the pink flowered one. i can never seem to find such lovely vintage prints.

dottie angel said...

thank you kindly my dearies...
and michelle, consider it done my sweetie :)

RamblingTart said...

These are beautifully cheerful! :-)

Arthur Ransome said...

It's not just the lovely fabrics and what you've done with them - it's that wonderful stool! Oh, the joy of furniture . . .

lisette said...

Love the cushions!

Tara said...

Tif, every day i look at your wonderful blog and sigh...you make the most lovely things and i am always inspired to have a go myself...love the cushions they are divine!! xxx

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Just gorgeous... I'm happy now too, thanks! :D