Sunday, 19 January 2014

Welcome to 2014!

Looking back 2013 was a good year - for both buying and selling!  This year has started well with auctions in January dedicated specifically to antique and vintage textiles. This has meant that I have been busy driving around the country to various auctions, so busy in fact that I had had little time to prepare and list the items that I have for sale! I need a 36 hour day!  I have also been busy sorting tablecloths and other linens for a friend who is starting a new venture.... vintage style tea rooms in a neighbouring village.  I have reserved my table for the opening and will feature the new emporium in the blog when I have some photos.

Meanwhile, a little taster of the textiles bought so far this year, and it is an  interesting collection....

The usual white linens - lace trimmed Victorian tablecloths, large damask tablecloths - these are becoming more popular and I have several over 12ft long.
Some fabulous huge Irish linen sheets - at least 2 pairs of king size with ladderwork and drawnthread hems.

Beautiful finely hand embroidered wedding hankie - is that the name of the groom or the surname of the couple embroidered to the bottom edge?
Victorian embroidery and lace trimming motifs
 Summery tones cotton quilt with the ever popular roses and paisley design on a duck egg blue background

              Assuit shawls

And finally the one that got away.. I loved this coat but the bidding went well past my limit and upwards to £600!