Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An old trunk with vintage linens

Today i wanted to share with you my very old vintage trunk filled with old linens. I love the old photo of the Victorian girl and her parasol... I have one just like it ...shown here...

As i have mentioned in previous posts all my linens and old bedspreads are


from my Italian grandmother...



Today i had to drop off some donations to the local thrift store. While i was there


i thought i would have a look around. I came upon these beautiful old spools of thread.


I love the colours...


Now i will have to go back next week to see what treasures are lurking!


I'm joining in the fun at Sherry's No Minimalist Here's linky Open House Party!


Blue Creek Home for Treasure Hunt Thursday!!


And French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday !


Come on over !


Pamela xo

44 comments:

  1. What a great trunk. Cute parasol. The picture of the girl with her's is adorable.

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  2. Pamela, the linens are gorgeous. How special that these came from your grandmother. Was the trunk also from her? Thanks for sharing this beauty. ~ Sarah

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  3. Pamela, those linens are gorgeous. I would love to fine some white ones like those. Great trunk.

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  4. Pamela the linens are just lovely ~ the spools of thread are just what I would have picked up. What tales they could tell... Great trunk full of treasures ~ have a wonderful day ;-)

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  5. Hi Pamela,
    Thank you for the wine and Van invite I am on my way over!! :) Lol!!!

    Thank you for visiting and please come back and enter 2 more time with a comment each time this will help the odds of winning! you can comment up to 3 times total, so you come on back girl!!
    see you soon.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  6. Those are beautiful linens and a great trunk to store them in. Love the parasol too.

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  7. oh wow... how cool, vintage linens from your irish grandmother... they still look so fresh and white...
    love the photo of the spools of thread, great colors.

    cindy

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  8. Love the trunk and the linens! I wish I had an italian grandmother!

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  9. Pamela,

    Your linens are wonderful, one of my favorite things to collect...how beautiful. Thank you for your kind words, it is very hard my Mom was and always will be my best friend, I just miss her so much. Thank you again.

    Lorene

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  10. Oh-your linens are lovely. I collected spools of thread for a long time..all wooden ones. My daughter now has them in a big bell jar on her mantle. She loves them and they are all soft colors. Have fun in yur search! xxoo Diana

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  11. Pamela those linens are gorgeous!! How nice to have them from your grandmother. Martina

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  12. Pamela, Yes the BEST linens in the world I have some too and I just love them. We are so lucky to have them.

    Pattie

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  13. I love seeing all those beautiful linens you have! Oh, and those spools and thread are beautiful! What a great find! I love that stuff!

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  14. You always have the most charming & darling things. I absolutely adore vintage linens!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  15. Theres always some little treasure to be found in a local thrift store ;) See how it pays off helping others? LOL Wonderful fabricks you have, and great spools! I hunt for them myself!

    Hugs,

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  16. What a treasure trove! I can never get enough of vintage linens!

    XO,
    Jane

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  17. Your photos are so me!! I mean the lovely treasures you have! I am no photographer! Your photos are beautiful!

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  18. one word, beautiful! love white vintage linens :)
    have a wonderful day
    hanlie

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  19. Pamela,
    The images and the linens are exquisite! My Grandmother was also Italian. You post makes me think of her this morn'.
    Have a wonderful day! Let's hope we see the sun!
    Lynne
    {with love}

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  20. I am in love with all of your beautiful treasures! Hugs for Sam too.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  21. How blessed you are, my friend! I will bet those linens keep you warm just thinking of them and the memories of your grandmother! What a lovely display, including the parasol! Where did you ever find it?

    xoxo
    Andie

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  22. "My Italian Grandmother" has such a romantic ring to it! Such beautiful linen. I love the way you have it displayed.

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  23. Vintage fabric in an old trunk is one of life's great pleasures... love the pictures, Pamela!

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  24. Beautiful trunk and linens. That they are family treasures is much better.

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  25. I love all of your beautiful linens. How special that they belonged to your grandmother.
    Thanks for coming to my first Treasure Hunt Thursday.
    I am going to stay a while and have a look around your lovely blog.
    Rhonda

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  26. Oh I love that they are from you grandmother!..They are stunning!

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  27. Hi Pamela~ Goodness~what beautiful linens and such a fantastic trunk!! I love your vignette and so incredible to have such treasures from your grandmother... how absolutely fantastic! I am so glad you came by and linked up and said hello- it's nice to meet you!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  28. I have an old cedar trunk as well. They really are beautiful aren't they?

    I love the treasures that can be found in the Thrift Stores! But that's the problem isn't it? You go there to get rid of some of your stuff, but sometimes you return with more! Ha!

    Happy Weekend Pamela!
    xo Catherine

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  29. love it!
    those are just lovely!!!!!!!!!
    so simple and yet ...
    ...
    so pretty!
    take care,
    Rosa

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  30. Hi Pamela! How lucky you are to have your grandmothers linens. They are beautiful! Thank you so much for joining my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  31. Hi Pamela,
    Oh gosh, this is such a dreamy post--and my father was born in Sicily...so, I think it is so neat that you have treasures from your Italian grandmother. I hope you're having a nice evening!
    XO
    Cindy

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  32. Gorgeous! Those linens are to die for!! I've been out of town and trying to catch up on blogging. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Tammy

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  33. I am always so happy to find another great blog that sets my heart aflutter. For sure ~ I will be back!

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  34. Hi Pamela,
    What lovely old linens you have, what a lucky girl you are to have them passed down to you by your grandma. What a darling little picture and parasol.
    I love the old wooden spools with such great old thread on them, too.
    Have a great weekend, I hope you are getting some sun today. We aren't, but I think there is some in the forecast for tomorrow, according to CBC.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  35. What a beautiful treasure to have Pamela...I love that trunk and all the lovely linens!

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  36. Hello Pamela ... OMG what a treasureous TREASURE you have dear... love your beautiful and delicate linens soooooo much ... you are lucky to have something full of golden memories... opening of an old trunk is always a dreamy passion and your trunk has all the beauties in it...Congrats for having such beauties...
    I would love if you please peek a little at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…
    Love
    Farah

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  37. And yes Pamela love the new look of you blog its so romantic and dreamy ... very lovely

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/

    Love
    Farah

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  38. It is a wonderful thing to have fine linen treasures like you do - all the more special because their from your grandmother! Wonderful trunk -
    love the parasol and the pairing it with the vintage photo -
    Hope you're having a wonderful day,
    Kathy

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  39. DEAR PAMELA IAM IN LOVE WITH YOUR DARLING PARASOL,YOR LINENS TREASURES ARE SO LOVELY THE TRIMS ALL THE DATAIL ,YOUR LINENS ARE VINTAGE AND ROMANTIC.MY ITALIAN MOTHER IN LOW DID NOT LEFT ANY VINTAGE LINEN TO ME.IS OK MY INGLISH FRIEND DID ,I WILL POST THEM SOME DAY.I NEED TO FIND ME A TRUNK.I LOVE USING STARCH ON MY LINENS NOT THE SPRAY THE LIQUID...YOUR TASTE IS SO DELICATE AND ROMANTIC YOU ARE A SWEET LADY,THANK YOU FOR SHARING..HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY

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  40. What beautiful linens. How nice to have them from your grandmother. I love finding old sewing supplies, too.

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  41. What beautiful linens and what a wonderful heirloom from your grandmother. New things just don't have quite the same appeal. have a lovely week. x Sharon

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  42. I love stories and pictures of family heirlooms. I cherish mine and you have some beautiful antique linens from your grandmother! I see from your sidebar you love Stevie Nicks. She is my favorite female artist! Your blog is beautiful.
    Sherry

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I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo