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Fun Finds...Vintage Linens...

Recently, I went to a garage sale where a woman was selling vintage linens and crocheted goodies in $1 grab bags!  Be still my heart!  I bought 10 bags and ended up with about 70 pretty pieces for decorating and creating!  It was fun opening each bag and seeing what was inside... so many different types and styles.

Sweet embroidered shamrocks...

lovely crocheted edgings...

Lots of doilies...

This is a very large piece of edging...about 18" x 30"...

and this piece has a butterfly and flowers!

There were some charming colorful pieces, too.

Look at this beautiful old chemise...I sure didn't expect to find this in a grab bag!

I thought this piece was really lovely...linen and crochet...

I love the beautiful embroidered blue floral motifs on this tablecloth.  There was also a matching runner!

I've never seen a piece quite like this...a crocheted square.  It could be used on a pillow and I'm trying to think of some other ideas...

Of course, linens look pretty just stacked up...

I felt like a kid in a candy store!

I am joining Debra at Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...enjoy the weekend!


  1. WOW! Those were awesome grab bags! You got some beautiful pieces. I was visiting a blog the other and the gal used pieces similar to the colorful basket piece you have, as flaps on pillows. They were so pretty. I look forward to seeing how you use your new treasures!

  2. What a great price for such beautiful linens. I enjoyed every picture. I think the square will make a great pillow.

  3. What great grab bags...can you believe it? I love all those wonderful linens and lace-xo Diana

  4. I'd say you got your money's worth!
    Amazing how much of this work was done. Lovely pieces!

  5. You hit the jackpot with those grab bags. I know you will put those gorgeous linens to use. Can't wait to see what you will make.


  6. I can't believe the goodies! One or two really good find would have been nice but a boatload!? Lucky, lucky girl!


  7. Wow! I BET you were like a kid in a candy store finding all those linens in one place. And the little clay doggies in the first photo are so adorable.

  8. I would be in heaven! What a perfect find!

  9. Wow you got a bunch of wonderful stuff! You are going to have fun with your new treasures. Enjoy!

  10. Oh my sweet goodness!
    I can tell you're excited to get these pieces...The look beautiful; what a treasure trove of lovelies... -Pat

  11. Oh my goodness, a dollar a bag?!! Lucky you :)

  12. You really got some great vintage edgings! Score!

  13. Wow!

    Can't wait to see
    what you do with
    all this crocheted
    and lacy goodness,

    xo Suzanne

  14. I'm glad you grabbed those bags, what beautiful treasures they had inside them. I can just imagine the loving hands that made those stitches, and I know you will give them new life!


  15. So much prettiness. Did the lady say why she had so many? So much variety and quality too. Ann

  16. Lucky Ducky!!! There is something about old linens and crocheted pieces that draw me is really a forgotten art and talent. Great find...Tiff

  17. You definitely hit the jackpot! Excellent score. Mimi

  18. What a grab bag indeed Linda. I absolutely love those goodies. Score as usual for you!~

  19. What beautiful linens. Can you imagine the stories they could tell? The parties they have seen?

    What fun!


  20. Wow! What a garage sale!!! Wonderful finds!!!

  21. Oh my word!!!! You must have gone crazy opening all the grab bags. What treasures!!

  22. Be still your heart...Mine a heart attack, what a deal!


  23. Great grab bags.
    I hope I can land a sale like that this season.
    Beautiful linens and such.
    Thanks for sharing.

  24. OMG I want them ALL

    I just love old lace and did you hit the jack pot? YES

    thanks so much for adding my giveaway on your side bar , that made me so happy to see it


  25. I can imagine your delight, Linda! I'm glad it's garage sale season. In fact, I just remembered there's a block sale around the corner from me! Darn ... I'm outta here! Have a wonderful weekend and congratulations on your great finds :)
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  26. The motherlode once again! I love those old fashioned garage sales with the old fashioned prices. You are the perfect one find and use them.
    Sorry I haven't been the best blogger buddy lately. Just getting situated again up north.

  27. Wow! What a deal. Wish I'd been there with you.

  28. Wow, are you lucky! What are you going to do with all those pieces?

  29. Wow! You really hit the jack pot. Those are some beautiful pieces. It will be fun to see what you do with some of it.

  30. You sure lucked out at that sale! I love old linens and have mine stacked in a basket in my office.

  31. What a great find. My eyes are popping out of my head. It's all so gorgeous.

  32. Girlfriend you DID good too!! lol :) I think you and I scored some major goodies!
    OH..and the washtub caddy...they were asking $3.00 and I talked him down to the $2.00 he had just given me back in change! ROFLOL...I'm so bad! :)
    Loved all your pieces, but that chemise was adorable! The square piece would make a lovely mat for a picture frame too..if you could find a nice square frame, that is. :)
    I just got home from yard sales a few minutes ago...just got a couple of cute shirts, a new cutting board for sewing, a shelf and a couple of pillows. Not as good as last week, but still stuff I was looking for. :)
    Have a great weekend!

  33. Linda what a gorgeous purchase, every piece is so beautiful, and so many special items truly had luck!And 1 dollar each is nothing!!
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  34. What a great grab bag. The linens are lovely. I always pause to think of all the time that went into making these lovely things (and now they are in a grab bag!)

    Lucky find for you.

  35. You make me want to move to MN just for the yard sales. I went to several yard sales this past week and found nothing - and it's not because I didn't try.

  36. You know what? You deserve bags bad bags of beautiful things...

    Because you are awesome.

  37. What a beautiful find in the linens. Someone worked very hard. Wouldn't you just love to hear the stories behind them? I think the square looks like a lovely matt for a vintage photo.

  38. First of all you look so cute in glasses, almost didn't recognize you on pinterest, ha, don't know how long you'll had that profile picture, sometimes I'm a little slow.

    Lucky girl, scoring all those linens, and they look in terrific condition too! Certainly can't beat the price. I'm off this morning to a "sewers" estate sale, I'm sure NOT to get any were near that bargain but hope to find something priced in my comfort zone.

    I'll be in the beautiful mid west for a wedding in a week, woo hoo! Have a great holiday weekend, Susanne.

  39. For some reason this year so far at garage sales I am seeing a lot of linens and lace. Works for me!



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