Monday, March 1, 2010

De-stash efforts stalled. Film at 11.

I've had to institute a temporary emergency embargo on my de-stashing efforts. 

That's right -- vintage linens incoming! A group of vintage tablecloths were in need of immediate adoption so I selflessly stepped forward and offered them a (somewhat crowded) roof over their vintage heads here in the doily factory.

Because I'm a giver.

 (heavens part, angels sing, etc)

I know! The arrival of this stack of vintage tablecloths made my week. It was like opening a big box filled with fresh flowers. In the middle of winter. And vintage fresh flowers but you know what I mean.

You may recall my post about how I was strolling through the blogdom one day and stumbled across Teresa's beautiful blog, Meadowbrook Farm.

the farmhouse of Meadowbrook Farm

After that post I started chatting with Teresa and we realized we've been crossing paths on the internet for a couple of years now. She saw my doily factory items back when I was selling them on ebay and then she found my etsy shop, VintageHome. Now I'm happy to report that this cyber friendship recently blossomed to include these magical words,
"Would you be interested in some vintage cutter* tablecloths?"

Yes, please.

The added bonus about this is Teresa is donating every penny she makes from her de-stashing to benefit Haiti's earthquake relief efforts.  She's the real giver.

All of these new-to-me vintage prints and colors have really inspired me to get to work in the doily factory! Here's a preview of some of the things I've been working on lately and I plan to have an etsy shop update this Wednesday, March 3rd at 10 a.m. PST. 

Hope you have a terrific week. I heard somewhere that Spring is on the way.

*You probably already knew this but just in case -- 
a cutter is a linen that's damaged or stained enough to be cut, guilt-free, into pieces for other projects.


  1. Oh my - like manna from heaven. I hope that wasn't sacrilegious!

    Those will make fabulous supplies for the fabulous doily factory. I'll have to check my stash to see if I can send you a few..... If I can only find them! :)

  2. You are so good. That's it. A noble soul. To open your home like that--it brings tears to my eyes! LOVE those tablecloths!!! Lucky you!

    Enjoy and have a fabulous night!

  3. How great to open a box of spring flowers like that! I am partial to the green tablecloth five from the bottom of the stack....jumps out at me, altho all those fabrics look great! Awesome cutters!

  4. I understand your need to offer the poor, helpless tablecloths a home! It is my blog's first anniversary so there is a giveaway with a little vintage sparkle!

  5. Oh, they look so happy all stacked on your chair. I miss them just a tiny bit, but knowing they're with their people makes it all good. Thanks Amy, for being such a giver....I love how this crazy blog world works!

  6. Teresa - As you know, I love these tablecloths. Thanks again for the opportunity to add these to my stash and for your wonderful contribution to the Haitian relief effort. :-) You're good people. -amy

  7. Well, someone had to do it, so it might as well be you! How wonderful of you to adopt those lovelies. I can hear all of the cogs turning at the doily factory from here!

  8. Those are some lucky tablecloths to get a second chance at the factory. Meadowbrook Farm is a great blog, too. I can see how the two of you connected.

  9. What a WOWSA stack of vintage tableclothes. You are a lucky girl!! My eyes go immediately to the two blue ones. Amy, can't wait to see what you do with these. :-)

  10. I think there's some kind of Nobel Prize for sheltering homeless tablecloths - maybe it's not the Nobel, but it's a really important prize, and I think you may be a shoo-in.

  11. That stack is so incredibly lovely. beautiful stuff

  12. I am drooling for those tablecloths. How kind of you to give them a good home. I knew you must be a good person. May I add, if any of them give you any trouble, I will be glad to help take them off your hands..... I guess I am a giver too. Seriously, what your friend Theresa is doing, that says alot about her as a person. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Fabulous tablecloths and even more fabulous kitty!

  14. Actually, no, I didn't know what a cutter is. Thanks for explaining for folks like me:) Now, I can talk the lingo!

  15. Just found your blog and I am loving all those vintage tablecloth patterns and the gorgeous photo of them with the sweet cat! And now I know what to call all my damaged linens! Thanks!

  16. I love your blog & shop! I'm hooked. I came over from Teresa's blog. I am in love with the pillows you made her. Your so talented!

  17. These are some of my favorite things! WOW! How amazing to have this fabric to create with! I love everything you make! ♥


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