Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WHITE WEDNESDAY~~FRENCH LINENS

WHITE WEDNESDAY takes us to the land of French monogrammed linens this time. I have an addiction to these works of art and have a nice collection going (sorry not for sale--mine all mine). I am especially fond of the sheet that bears the monogram S and R, as those are the initials of Mr. Sweet Pea and I. Have you ever felt the weight and texture of an antique linen or hemp sheet? There's nothing like it ladies. And the monograms? Don't get me started...

In addition to my antique linen collection I also have an affinity for anything made from old linens, anything with a ruffle and anything made from high quality linen fabric. Hence the pillow collection featuring linen pillows from Carolyn Westbrook Home (used to carry these in my shop), a pillow made from vintage nightgowns that says Home Sweet Home, a pillow I made from an old linen corset bag, and my beloved ruffled shower curtain from none other than ANTHROPOLOGIE. Enjoy...







































33 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Can I have just one of your decorating eyes? I'll trade ya, one brown one for your great eye! Love the post.

~La Rustique Market~ said...

Very pretty!! You got any with an "L" you want to get rid of? HeHe!!

Blessings~
Lisa

Lisa said...

Oh super! They are all so lovely!!
Hugs, Lisa

Laura said...

Hi Shelley! Soul Sisters for Sure! My white Anthro ruffled shower curtain is a little different but fabulous too! Love your hemp and linen sheets...the ones I have almost all have red cross stitched initials....your monograms are wonderfully elegant! Thanks for sharing your collection!
Take care, Laura

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh girl, this is gorgeous! No wonder you are SO greedy with your goodies...I wouldn't let them go either!!!
;)
everything vintage

common ground said...

These are incredibly beautiful...so detailed. Thanks for sharing them with us!
Debra

Miss Gracie's House said...

Such gorgeous details!
Rene'

bella shabby said...

My initials are S & R ! May I come live with you? I won't take up much room , just a bed made up in these gorgeous linens will do! I love the ruffled Anthro curtain , too. Sue

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your linens are just gorgeous! The monograms really make them look regal!~Patti

Rebecca said...

Hello
I have spent way too much time looking at those linens...I have to move on but those are wonderful. I bought some when I was in Paris a couple of years ago but the monograms are not as nice as those. But you are right about the weight of European linens they have a wonderful hand to them. I also love that home sweet home pillow...that is made out of a nightgown? Did you make it?
Thanks for sharing...it takes abit to get me going but you did it.
Blessings
Rebecca

trash talk said...

Is it just Southern girls or all women that love monograms?
Men gotta pee on trees and women have to put their initials on everything. I love them all and btw, I collect them too. I don't have as many as you...YET!
Trash

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love all that embroidere, monogrammed and ruffled white beauty, Shelley!

Denise said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Stars! How pretty are these? Of course LOVE the letter S for my last name and R for my husband too:)))

Hugs,
Carol

Raised In Cotton Carol said...

Shoot did not mean to post anonymous on the last comment:)
Carol

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh I think that home sweet home pillow is the prettiest I have ever seen!!
Hugs~Kelly

French Cupboard said...

Love that Home Sweet Home pillow. And I have a white ruffle shower curtain too. I wanted the one from Anthropologie so badly but it was more than I could spend. I finally found one on ebay and it's ruffled from top to bottom.

Blessings... POlly

Chrissy said...

Love this post....I am in love with all your linens...wow!!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh my, irresistible linens- Beautiful indeed! Another one of my weaknesses..

Have a Great Day-

Wizard of Was said...

Shelly,
Beautiful collection. Mine doesn't come even close to yours. I have jsut recently fell back in love with linens and lace and they are harder and harder to find the really goods ones...you must have them all.. he he!
Gale

June said...

Shelley, what a gorgeous stash. I don't blame you for not sharing. I have already gone over this post twice, but I think I'll go back for thirds.
Smiles,
June

Lady Farmer said...

Oh Great! Just what I needed was one more thing to collect! You have got me absolutely in love with vintage linens now! ;~}
Yours are all just gorgeous! And monograms ta boot! Thank you for sharing your amazing collection!

The Green Pea said...

Thank you for sharing your collection of linens. The pillows are sooooo beautiful...Sandi

Charlene said...

Beautiful! I love those pillows. Thanks for sending me the phone number to The Nest. I haven't had a chance to call yet but, it's on the list.

Beth Gales said...

Great pics of those beautiful linens!

Tracey said...

It's all just gorgeous...all of it!!!

:) T

Anonymous said...

What lovely, luxurious linens...great collection!..

Claudia said...

Just discovered your blog and want to say what a pleasure it has been to explore all your past posts! What an incredible eye you have! Next time I am down in Florida I will have to look up the store where you have your space! I'll definitely be back!

Anne Marie said...

Hi there.......

wow, those are amazing - to be able to do that - well, have time for that - wouldn't it be nice?

just beautiful collection....I too collect fine vintage linens and admire others that do as well...

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Wonderful collection of linens...we love monograms, any letter's fine with us!!!

stefanie said...

your blog is gorgeous!!! glad i found it, now you are at 100 followers, yea

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So very lovely... you just don't see that kind of detail much anymore these days...

vintagelaundress said...

Absolutely magnificent monograms! Thanks for sharing. I'm so happy to have found your blog.

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