Monday, August 22, 2011
When life gives you a giant box of linens....it's time to redecorate.
etsy shop - it's kind of hard to let it all go, to be honest, but there's no way I can store all of it in our house. I've had to be choosy in what I keep for myself, and the rest is up for grabs, bit by bit.
Table runners were apparently big for my great-grandparents. There are some really amazing embroidered ones, though I must admit, my taste gravitates more towards the plainer ones. They're perfect for covering our record storage cabinets and proving to be the perfect complement to the vintage teapots and other glassware I've collected over the years. I wish I were more into flowery pink things, because this table runner really is exquisitely done! I'm just not a pink-flower-lace-doily kind of lady...which is great news to anyone who is, I suppose!
It's funny, because when I was a kid, I always wanted an armoire. I have no idea why, actually, but now that I have one, I can understand the obsession. Armoires are awesome! During my recent spate of cleaning (which I have dubbed the 'Great Reorganization'), I decided to use said armoire for linen storage - what a great place to put all my massage sheets, extraneous pillow cases (the only bed linens to survive years of storage for my great-grandparents, apparently), blanket collection, extra pillows and other assorted linens.
My next project will be to set up a bona fide home office - I predict an ikea run in the not-so-distant future!