Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Ideas for Xmas gifts - part 1

Antique and vintage linens and textiles make lovely gifts and are not necessarily expensive either. I bought a number of Irish linen damask towels from auction last month and they are being snapped up by buyers just as soon as I can wash them!

They give a feminine look to a bathroom or guest room - even softening my quite minimilist bathroom!

Here I've used one on the bath and a couple on an old Lloyd Loom clothes basket

Or pop one on a towel airer or radiator.

I also like the old Irish linen huckaback towels in the kitchen. These two with coloured stripes look great with the range cooker ( and as they are thick they withstand the heat of the Aga too when it comes to getting hot dishes from the oven)


Anonymous said...

I like the way you show how they look in the bath and on the rail, makes it easier to visualize how it might look in my own home. I have bought lots of pillowcases from your ebay shop, may now get some towels!

Anonymous said...

will you be selling any of those lovely huckaback towels on Ebay soon? I'd love to give some to my mother at Christmas - she's a fan of old linens and was the one who started me collecting them too!