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By: Charles Fentworth, Wed May 9th, 2012
Vintage linens for sale are treasured collectibles for homeowners who love the cozy feel of old houses and antique themes. While some treasure seekers would not give much attention to them, vintage linens are a wonderful money-saving find, and are perfectly useful items uniquely fashioned with grace and flourish.
In the old days, rich fabrics, elegant monograms and intricate borders were a commonplace. Fine needlework covered every-day luncheon napkins, and luxurious texture enriched adorned dining tables. Nowadays, they are rare and almost as exciting and interesting to collect as any other antique item.
Vintage or antique linens are finely crafted textiles that can be made from various materials. Beautiful laces and embroideries add drama to the overall look of vintage linens. They are perfect for the kitchen which add sophistication and elegance or in the bedroom that create a soft and crisp appeal.
Whether you are a collector or just love to decorate your home with vintage items, satisfy your taste and choose from the best selection paper tagged print tablecloths and tea towels, quilts, chenille bedspreads, pristine vintage and antique bedding, pillowcases, and other delightful vintage and antique linens.
They are great gifts for anyone who love decorative and intricately designs. Add a touch of identity with monogrammed linens of your choice.
Like anything old, the most probable places to get monogrammed linens or good type of linens are at antique shops. You can also consider thrift shops or used goods shops because people will just throw out vintage linens from deceased estates. Avid collectors may also decide to share their collections through garage sales and online auctions, so it would be a good idea to be on the lookout for any online websites promoting vintage items. And if you are really serious about finding the best, you can advertise your needs on the newspaper or join a needlework guild or club where most members have made linens stashes away for decades or they might know of other people who might like to unload their own collectibles.
When searching for antique linens for sale, make sure to look for clean and pristine ones, avoid ones with obvious stains or yellowing which are surely hard to remove. And be sure to inspect each piece properly to conclude that there are no severe damages. Because of the delicate nature, damaged ones are not worth investing in. Should there be any damages or stains to any part of a piece, you do not have to disregard it immediately. You may be able to cut out and save embroidered parts to use as accents.
With a little care, the linen you picked up can be maintained or even restored to its original beauty. Always hand wash the pieces first with hot water and use as little soap as possible. Rinse the it in cool water until the soapy residue is removed.
When ironing them, place a damp towel on top to avoid scorching them and store them in breathable containers, for best results, wrap them in acid-free tissue paper before keeping them.
Old linens fabrics were made to last through the years but accidents and mishaps are unavoidable. Any stains should be pre-treated immediately, just gently rub milk or rubbing alcohol to the affected area.