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Vintage linens anyone?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by Melissa P, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Melissa P

    Melissa P Registered Guest


    New member here; really looking forward to reading all of your interesting threads.

    I've developed a penchant for vintage sheets and pillow cases -- is there a thread or forum here for discussion about brands, patterns, etc?

    Thanks so much!
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  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

    I would love to hear about your collection, Melissa. I don't know much about linens per se, but do collect deadstock sheets and pillow cases in their wrappers, whenever I see them at house sales, since they seem to last forever. I especially like Vera prints.
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  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    I do not know of a thread here, it may exist, but we have had a number of discussions on vintage sheets and how wonderful they are. My favorite is Wamsutta supercale (percale) from the 1950s.
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  4. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    there are some groups on facebook that some members have loads of knowledge, and they buy and sell there, too. i think this is one i sold a bunch on years ago, but i'm not sure.
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  5. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    Gosh I’m
    Also in love with vintage linens, sheets, covers, pillowcases….. I have a most wonderful ‘bed cover’ which my mother informed me was actually a tablecloth
    The quality though and the detailing…. Just wonderful. Maybe we could start a thread just for people to show their vintage linen wares!
  6. Linn

    Linn VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    Speaking of using vintage linens as a bedcover - this is my guest room:

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    Close-up. The tablecloth has faded a bit since it landed there but I still enjoy it!
  7. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    Me too. Actually there is quite a bit of cross-over with clothing: fabrics, lace, embroidery, and much more. Also, there was a trend in the 1970's to make skirts from tablecloths, bodices from pillowcases, etc.
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  8. Linn

    Linn VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    I never learned how to sew and never made anything from a vintage tablecloth or other vintage linens. The one in the photo is just on top of the duvet cover. I own a lot of vintage tablecloths and napkins, etc. etc.
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  9. GemGem

    GemGem Registered Guest

    Yes, I also love a vintage handkerchief be it a specialised lace, novelty print etc! I have recently let go of some fabrics because they were sadly not seeing the light of day. Others though I keep and look at, little treasures to feast my eyes upon

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