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Monday, 19 October 2015

Just a teaser of the vintage finds this week

I've been at it again upset somebody as i gave the seller what he wanted for these Deck chairs while they were trying to bid him down , I will get into trouble one day, lol. 

Please dont look at the weeds.








I know a little bit about  Antique linen and love it but i am sure i loose out with my sparse knowledge , 
These were amongst the two suitcases full of linen ,
 They are Beautiful 
Any information would be very gratefully received , They look hand sewn but they are so precise i find that hard to believe.
















This is so sweet 







A retro lamp Made in England 



There is lots more to come 


xxxx



10 comments:

  1. The deckchairs are fantastic! I can't see the point of haggling with a seller, if you like something just buy it. You snooze, you lose!
    The bird picture must have taken someone ages. so pretty! x

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    1. My thoughts exactly vix , The embroidery was one the dealers missed at the jumble we was on about but it was not much good for anything else xxx

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  2. I believe that your lovely linens are hardanger embroidery........may i say that you have akeen eye for all things exquisite. Kathy

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  3. Wow, those deck chairs are a real find, stunning! The linen looks like hardanger embroidery also known as Hardangersom which is Danish.

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    1. I was excited when i found the deckchairs and a bit angry with the other people interested in it when they would not py the very good price for them xxx

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  4. My first thought is hardanger on pure linen so definitely handmade.xxxx

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    1. Hello meg , Thank you , I have listed them now as hardanger , I am so enjoying myself at the moment most of the linen was sold stained but i am slowly soaking it in stain remover and washing it , I cant wait to show it off , The washing line is full at the moment as we have a rare sunny day xxx

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  5. I don't know why some people won't just pay a fair price for things, well done on getting the deckchairs and paying what the seller was asking. SOmetimes a rush to get a bargain can be upsetting for the seller, you did exactly the right thing.

    The linens are lovely, I used to sell so much handmade and embroidered stuff in my little shop. but I'm ashamed to say I never really did much research into what I was selling, I just appreciated the work and the beauty and tried to make a fair profit.

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  6. Your vintage linen is Lefkara Lace. Not lace at all, but a form of embroidery which was done on linen using silky cotton threads.

    http://www.cyculture.net/lefkara/html/designs.html
    http://www.aboutcyprus.org.cy/en/lefkara-lace

    I have some pieces which have the same designs as yours that I bought in the late 70's. It washes well and the linen gradually becomes paler with each wash.

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thank you for your message , Shabby