i've been gathering a lot of linens over the last few months. a few lovely new fabrics, which i've found on sale, to compliment the many, many vintage/ second-hand linens. old grain sacks and kitchen towels, vintage sheets and clothes... it's quite difficult to pass up a pretty piece of pure cotton, linen, or wool while thrifting. now, i'm starting the process of finding ways to use the loveliness of these linens to breathe new life into pieces around the house
i picked up a set of three matching striped vintage kitchen towels, out of which i'm planning to make nice big pillows... one i'll keep for my own couch, while the other two will probably make their way into the prairie seed shop soon ;)
and i found a few great deals here, on both the jute webbing above and the black and gray linen fabric below (on sale right now for $1.50 a yard!). i actually picked up the jute webbing to re-cover the seats of two old ladder back chairs (which are awaiting a coat or two of gray paint), but fortunately i thought to order a bit extra, which i immediately put to use! the black and gray checked linen will also be used for these chairs, for cushions; but, again, i ordered enough to make some pillow covers for around the house as well
the striped cover on the back of the couch, a truly lovely old grain sack, is new (well new to me) as well... now i'm on the hunt for a coordinating grain sack to cover the other side! this was one of a set of two different vintage grain sacks i picked up from this shop on etsy. the other is currently being used over a pillow, and atop an antique wooden box i've had for quite some time, to make a pretty (and very useful!) ottoman for my wicker chair
tula has already claimed it as her new favorite napping spot...
happy friday (and, eek, my last night in my 20's... hello, 30!)