Saturday, June 23, 2007

Monogrammed Linens

I LOVE vintage monogrammed linens! I just have to buy them.

They have a history; a very personal connection to their former owners.

I use less than perfect hankies or orphaned single napkins for projects, but wouldn't dare break up a set.

Monogrammed hankies make a wonderful bridal gift.
And for a wedding gift or house-warming prsent, you can't go wrong with a lovely set of pillowcases. This set is gorgeous and came with a matching bolster cover.
I have several sets of dinner napkins. The first is a set of 12 with a "K" on the corner and damask roses.

The next set features a bold centered "D" with damask mums.
This is my favorite. It is a set of 4 with an intricate triple monogram with tiny lily of the valley. Its set on the corner of a pure white damask with more lily of the valley and flowing ribbons. BEAUTIFUL!





Perhaps the oldest in my monogram collection is this set of redwork towels. I'm not sure of their exact purpose, but they are quite large.
I have an odd number of these and one has a stubbon mark that refuses to budge...hmmmm...I see a project in its future. :)

**I've had a couple of emails asking if these items would be listed for sale. I hope to have at least some of them on the website this week. Inspecting and photographing linens is a daunting task for me, but I am trying to be better at getting them listed. LOL :)

26 comments:

Rosemary said...

I love the linens. I think they just look so pretty on a table.
You have a nice collection.
Have a fun weekend,
Rosemary

julie (jane's apron) said...

wow!...they are all so beautiful. I love the hankies the best...so cute!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Ouch! These are so beautiful. I love love love vintage linen. every one of those pictures make me want some!!

tea
xo

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oooooooohhhhh! I am so in love with every single one! I LOVE the sweet triple monogram and the redwork ones!! You have a gorgeous collection! AND you have some H K 's...lol...those are my initials!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi Kimberly,
I just love vintage anything with a monogram! Just love wondering who did the monogram belong to. One of my favorite collectibles is vintage silver/silverplate, especially if it has a monogram!
xo,
suzy

Alison said...

Love all the linen but the redwork is beautiful.
Not seen these before and if I had I would have bought them!
I have had a number of hankies for a long time and am planning on doing a quilt/throw with them....one day.

Ele said...

Gorgeous! I too love monogrammed linens. I don't care if they are my initials or not! Someone loved them before me. That's what makes them great!
Ele

Simply Me Art said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love them, especially the Hankies. What a wonderful Idea for a Wedding gift for the Bride. Jamie

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mmmm! Thats what I was saying as each photo came up!
I have a monogrammed coverlet which supposedly belonged to Queen Elizabeth I ...nothing to document it but it came from a housekeeper who it had been given to after having a little hole in it (now repaired).

Cottage Magpie said...

They are beautiful! I can't wait to see them for sale! ~A :-)

Sugar Bear said...

These are so absolutely beautiful. I love vintage linens and have such a hard time finding some good "stuff" here in CT.
Karla

Lizzie said...

Beautiful!

Any with an "R"?

the feathered nest said...

Those linens are really so beautiful. The triple monograms is stunning. I love anything with letters or words on it, so these are right up my alley.

Manuela

KLKinFLA said...

These linens are lovely! The pieces with the ornate red monogram are my favorite. Something about the bold red against the white. Enjoy your evening!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi everyone!
Yes Heather, There are a few "K"s in there. I can never find "N"s for my last name, so K is the next best thing. :)

Shabbyinthecity, Wow! Queen Elizabeth? How cool is that.

Sorry Lizzie, I don't think I have a single "R" in the bunch.

And If anyone has a secret for photographing damask, please share it with me. These are giving me a fit. grrrrr

Kimberly :)

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh wow...stunning!!!
I share your love for monogrammed linens....

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I love them-so pretty!!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

What beautiful linens!

Wild Rose said...

So pretty. When I see such linens, I wonder who used to own and cherish them.

Marie

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Be still my heart. I adore linens. And monograms. Put 'em together and I'm in heaven!

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

What a great collection. The are all so beautiful. I could never part with those!

tamy said...

absolutely delightfull, you must have such fun finding these treasures!!

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful collection of monogrammed linens. I especially love the hankies. Amy from One Blue Egg sent me the most beautiful "M" handkerchief that I framed. I love it!

moderncountry said...

OH MY GOD!!! I LOVE vintage monogrammed linens!! We soooo love the same fabrics!! i almost fell of my chair :) I would have bought all of them, but the last ones, totally my favourites. Red monograms, oh...So lovely :)I am so jaleous right now :)I found a couple of beautiful monogrammed kitchenware before i left The Netherlands. I will show it later, so happy about it! In Netherland it is quite hard to find something as beautiful as that.
I now will enjoy your pictures a little bit more :)
Love from Aina ;)

moderncountry said...

Yes, me again :) Still love the monogrammed linen :) Just came home from the local second hand shop, found some beautiful fabric, happy! Well, wanted to stop by and wish you a fun weekend!Aina ;)

Allison said...

You are so right, monograms are the best. They are so pretty. Love the ones with the red stitching, and the one with the intricate monogram...I think you said it was a triple embroidery. So pretty.

allie
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